Nicole Kidman To Play Grace Kelly?

April 6, 2012 By:
Nicole Kidman To Play Grace Kelly?

If she can manage to move her face, Nicole Kidman might be up to play Grace Kelly in a movie about the late actress.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nicole is in talks to play Kelly in Grace of Monaco, an indie project based on the actress who eventually became a princess.

While Grace of Monaco is not technically a biopic, it does focus on Grace’s 1962 dispute with France. For six months, even though Princess Grace was a fresh royal, she worked to save the city-state from a coup.

The movie will be directed by Olivier Dahan, the director of La Vie en Rose, which starred Oscar winner Marion Cotillard. Grace of Monaco is already being compared to the 2011 movie The King’s Speech.

Nicole hasn’t closed a deal or anything, but according to Variety, “nearly every top actress in Hollywood chased the demanding yet coveted role.”

It’d be awesome if they tossed it to Lindsay Lohan.

Kidman was recently nominated for a third Oscar for her performance in Rabbit Hole. And of course, Nicole won an Oscar for The Hours, when she played author Virginia Woolf. She’s expected to sign a deal for this flick within the next few weeks.

Last week Nicole accompanied her husband, Keith Urban to the American Country Music Awards. In the past, Urban has battled an addiction to drugs and alcohol, and credits Nicole for helping him get through it.

“To see love in action to that degree, at that time, in that way—I had never experienced anything like that,” Urban said.