'Rear Window' star Grace Kelly is getting the big-screen biopic treatment: Cue the casting frenzy for someone who can portray the classic, cool blonde. THR suggests Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively, Diane Kruger, January Jones, and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others. 'Grace of Monaco' will tell the actress-turned-princess's story amid the politics of Monaco in the '60s. Kelly's films include the Alfred Hitchcock thrillers 'Rear Window,' 'To Catch a Thief,' and 'Dial M for Murder,' as well as 'The Country Girl,' for which she won a Best Actress Oscar.
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, the Europacorp co-founder who recently launched his Stone Angel production and financing company, acquired the spec script by Arash Amel, who also penned the upcoming Aaron Eckhart thriller 'The Expatriate.'
Kelly left Hollywood behind in 1956 to marry prince Rainer of Monaco and Amel's script focuses on a six-month period in 1962 when Monaco clashed with France over its tax-free status and Kelly maneuvered behind the scenes to save her adopted country from a coup. The script is similar to 'The King's Speech' in scope and tone, according to THR.
Princess Grace died in 1982 after suffering a stroke and losing control of her car.
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