Grace of Monaco, Nicole Kidman’s film about the life of actress-turned-royal Grace Kelly, played at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival—but even at that point, the film was considered long-delayed. It had been meant to premiere stateside in the 2013 holiday season, and Kidman appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair to promote the film that fall. Nearly a year after its Cannes bow, the film’s journey to a U.S. release came to an anticlimactic end, with the announcement that the film would debut on Lifetime. It will air May 25.
This is a major blow for Kidman, whose rare TV work has tended towards the prestigious. To go from an Emmy nomination for HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn to a movie premiere on the network that also played host to Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor is a comedown indeed. But she can’t possibly have expecte...
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