Nicole Kidman is truly having the greatest week. First, she temporarily replaced Heather Cho as a flight attendant’s worst enemy and now she is joining the joining the likes of Tori Spelling, Melissa Gilbert, Meredith Baxter-Birney, Lindsay Lohan, Kellie Martin and Valerie Bertinelli as a Lifetime Movie Queen!
I really thought that Grace of Monaco starring the reanimated vintage Barbie doll as Grace Kelly already came out. I thought it debuted in the $2 theaters before being sent to Netflix three days later, but nope. It opened the Cannes Film Festival last year and it was supposed to come out a few months later in the US, but Harvey Weinstein, whose company helped produce it, pulled it from the schedule and the movie’s director shit on him in the media for fucking with the editing process. It later came out in Europe and Australia. Harvey said at Sundance this year that changes to the original script made by the director are the main reasons why he didn’t want to release it into US theaters. In other words, it’s a Botoxed turkey.
Well, it’s finally getting released, but it’s skipping the theaters, Red Box, Netflix, iTunes, HBO, Starz Cinema and even the 2 for 1 bin at a strip mall DVD store’s going out of business sale. It’s saying “fuck it” and going straight to basic cable. Deadline says that Grace of Monaco will have its grand US premiere on Lifetime, television for messes, on May 25th at 8pm. There are several cuts making the rounds on the Internet, so who knows which cut makes it to Lifetime.
Nicole Kidman’s nose just rose higher than usual, because she’s now standing at the peak of Hollywood and staring down at the lessers like Cate Blanchett and Jessica Chastain. Nicole has joined the elite. She should retire now, because it doesn’t get better than a Lifetime movie. And really, once Grace of Monaco sweeps the Emmys, someone should make a movie about the making of this movie, because it sounds like that’s where the real cunt drama is. The movie’s screenwriter tweeted this beautiful shade today:
I'm just glad the director's vision found its rightful home.
— Arash Amel (@arashamel) April 7, 2015