The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Pierre-Ange Le Progam, Co Founder of EuropaCorp, has bought the script of GRACE MONACO by Arash Amel that is the bio pic of legendary screen actress. The script outlines Kelly’s life set against the political landscape of the time and chronicles her rise to stardom and her whirlwind romance with Prince Rainer Of Monaco.
This from Adam Chitwood over at Collider.com: Kelly rose to prominence as an actress in 1952 when she starred opposite Gary Cooper in High Noon. The beauty went on to star in a string of films for Alfred Hitchcock (Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, and To Catch a Theif) and in 1954 won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in The Country Girl. Hit the jump for more, including what portion of her life the film will focus on. In a fairy tale-like story, she met and married Prince Rainer of Monaco in a wedding ceremony that captured hearts the worldover. She subsequently retired from acting at the age of 26 in order to fulfill her duties as the Princess. She shockingly died in 1982 after suffering a stroke and losing control of her car. However, Grace Monaco won’t focus any of this, and instead will take place during a six-month period in 1962 “when the city-state got into a heated dispute with France, which grew tired of the petite principality being a tax haven.” Kelly pulled a MacGyver and did some behind-the-scenes work to save Monaco from a coup.
The $15 million production is currently searching for a director and no one has been named lead actress.