October 26th, 2011
03:07 PM ET
Grace Kelly will be inspiring moviegoers once again with an upcoming film dedicated to the actress-turned-princess. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Grace of Monaco” is a go.
Producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam has acquired the script titled “Grace of Monaco,” and insiders say there’s plenty of interest from directors who want to helm the project. Despite the subject, the movie isn’t a biopic, as it focuses on a short period of Kelly’s life. Those in the know say it’s comparable to “The King’s Speech.”
Arash Amel’s script centers on a dramatic six months in 1962 when France was fighting financial haven Monaco over tax issues. The film highlights Kelly’s role in saving the city-state from France’s agenda.
The Oscar-winning blonde was famous for movies including Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window,” “Mogambo” and “The Country Girl.” Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 and had three children (now known as Caroline, Princess of Hanover; Albert II, Prince of Monaco; and Princess Stephanie of Monaco).
Shockingly, Princess Grace died in 1982 after she suffered a stroke and lost control of her car while driving. She was 52.
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