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Weinstein to dump Grace Kelly film?

Salisbury Journal: Nicole Kidman plays Grace Kelly in Grace Of Monaco Nicole Kidman plays Grace Kelly in Grace Of Monaco

Nicole Kidman's Grace Kelly biopic could be dropped by Harvey Weinstein, it has been reported.

The movie mogul is said to be unhappy with the final cut of Grace Of Monaco - which is due to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May - and is thinking about abandoning the US distribution rights, reported Variety.

He apparently wants some changes to be made to the movie, but director Olivier Dahan disagrees.

Weinstein and Dahan are said to have been at a "standstill" for some time and two release dates have already been missed.

When the film was last pushed back it was said to be because it wasn't ready, however Dahan has insisted it is complete.

Last year the director told French newspaper Liberation that he wanted to press ahead with his edit of the film about the Tinseltown icon turned European princess.

He was quoted as saying: "It's right to struggle, but when you confront an American distributor like Weinstein, not to name names, there is not much you can do. Either you say 'Go figure it out with your pile of s**t' or you brace yourself so the blackmail isn't as violent... If I don't sign, that's where the out-and-out blackmail starts, but I could go that far. There are two versions of the film for now: mine and his ... which I find catastrophic."

Variety reported that Weinstein believes the movie could be an awards contender but wants it to cover more about Kelly's time in Hollywood, among other changes.

If the pair are unable to agree and Weinstein does drop the project, it would mean another distributor could buy the rights to release the movie.

Grace Of Monaco also stars Tim Roth, Sir Derek Jacobi, Frank Langella and Parker Posey.

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