Roughly one year after it was laughed out of the Cannes Film Festival, the Nicole Kidman debacle “Grace of Monaco” had finally found a home… Lifetime.
Lifetime announced this week that “Grace of Monaco” will premiere on Monday, May 25 at 8 p.m.
Directed by Olivier Dahan (“La Vie en Rose”), “Grace of Monaco” features Kidman in the title role and co-stars Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Parker Posey and Paz Vegas.
In his D- review for the film, HitFix's Guy Lodge called “Grace of Monace” “a hilariously ham-handed attempt to dig beneath the Kelly mystique, only to find further foil-wrapped layers of mystique beneath. Well, maybe not mystique so much as a perfumed blankness.”
“Grace of Monaco” stands at 9 percent Fresh on RottenTomatoes.
And now it'll almost certainly get Nicole Kidman a Golden Globe nomination and perhaps Emmy consideration. Who needs Oscars?
Lifetime is aggressively pushing into the business of rescuing film festival underperformers. Last month, the network set a May 2 premiere for Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon's “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” which drew only tepid interest at Sundance in January.