Early Buzz from Cannes: Grace Kelly Film to Open Festival

Heads up, cineastes: Olivier Dahan’s “Grace of Monaco” biopic starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly and Tim Roth as Prince Rainer will be the opening-night selection for the 67th Cannes Film Festival, according to the New York Times. The long-delayed movie covers the romance between the Oscar-winning actress (and regular Cannes attendee) who gave up her Hollywood career to marry into royalty. The world preview will take place on Wednesday 14 May, 2014, in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals, in the Official Selection category, Out of Competition.

In other buzz, New Zealand director, producer and scriptwriter Jane Campion will preside over the Jury of the Festival. (She is the only female director to have won the Palme d’or, for "The Piano" in 1993, and won the Short Film Palme d’or back in 1986 for "Peel" – a unique double in the history of the Festival de Cannes, the site notes.)

While this year's festival is still quite a ways away (it doesn't begin until May 14, and runs through May 25), it's fun to ponder what it will include. Last year, we noted that the Giorgio Armani/Caffe that had just opened next door to the first Armani boutique on La Croisette was the place for celebs to see and be seen--any guesses on where the glitterati will be unwinding in between screenings this year? 

Picture courtesy of www.festival-cannes.fr