2014 Cannes Film Festival to open with Grace Kelly Biopic starring Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman has arrived in France ahead of the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival. Her new film Grace of Monaco opens the festival today and it is a biopic of Grace Kelly during the years she was married to Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

The film has already caused a stir with Princess Stephanie of Monaco saying that the movie is a totally inaccurate representation of her parents. She said “If you make a film based on historical fact, you should stick to those facts. This film does not praise Monaco, nor the great man who was my father, Prince Rainier.".

Princess Stephanie has said that she will never watch the movie which is not in competition for this years hotly contested Palme d'Or. Maps to the Stars by David Cronenberg, Xavier Dolan's Mommy, Ryan Gosling's directorial debut film Lost River and Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner are some of the early favourites to take the prestigious award.

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Nicole was last in the news earlier this year when she appeared topless for a Jimmy Choo photo shoot. 2014 is certainly a busy year for her with appearances in The Railway Man, Paddington and Before I Go To Sleep in addition to Grace of Monaco.

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