With the Cannes Film Festival lineup set to be announced in just a handful of days, we are beginning to learn what will be hitting the Croisette this year, but outside of the actual festival.
Leading the way is, as usual, The Weinstein Company, who is coming off of a 2012 Cannes Film Festival seeing them screen footage from films like The Master and Django Unchained, and will be making their presence known outside of simply buying pictures in competition.
Deadline is reporting that the company will be bowing some footage from the upcoming film, Grace Of Monaco. The Nicole Kidman-starring picture follows the tale of Grace Kelly and her marriage to Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, and the French invasion of the country in the early ‘60s.
Directed by Olivier Dahan, the film has been talked about as one of the bigger Oscar contenders this year, and with an impeccable cast and TWC behind it, this is definitely one to watch. Dahan has been behind a handful of interesting films, most notably the breathtaking La vie en rose, so the pedigree for greatness is definitely there, and with this Cannes premiere (of sorts) it could be the start of a really interesting journey for the picture.