Grace of Monaco is set to open the Cannes Film Festival, and a brand new poster has been unveiled.

Grace of Monaco will see Nicole Kidman take on the role of Grace Kelly, while Oliver Dahan is in the director's chair.

This is the first film for Dahan since Les seigneurs, but he is no stranger to the biopic genre having brought us the wonderful La Vie en Rose.

A terrific cast has been assembled as Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Derek Jacobi and Parker Posey are all set to star alongside Kidman.

Set in 1962, six years after her celebrated Wedding of the Century, Grace of Monaco is an intimate snapshot of a year in the life of the twentieth century's most iconic Princess - Grace Kelly - as she strived to reconcile her past and her present, a yearning for a return to the big screen with her newfound role as a mother of two, monarch of a European principality and wife to Prince Ranier III.

While contemplating overtures from Alfred Hitchcock to return to her career in Hollywood, Grace found herself plunged into a personal crisis when Rainier's modernization of an ailing Monaco was halted by Charles de Gaulle - the French President - and his attempts to not only impose French taxation on Monaco, but reclaim the principality for France by force.

The full-blown international crisis and impending French invasion that loomed - would pose a crisis not just for her family, her marriage and her country, but in Grace's private life.

Grace of Monaco is released later this year.


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