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Nicole Kidman dud ‘Grace of Monaco’ lands on Lifetime

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.

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