Monaco's royal family is upset with producers of the upcoming biopic starring Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace.
Just days before the "Grace of Monaco" premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, Prince Albert II and Princesses Caroline and Stephanie released a statement saying the film is completely fictional and does not accurately portray events involving their mother, the former Grace Kelly, who famously left Hollywood to marry Monaco's Prince Rainier III in 1956.
Directed by Olivier Dahan, "Grace of Monaco" will officially open the 67th Cannes festival May 14. It simultaneously will be released in France and several cities around the world, according to Agence France Press.
The film is already controversial, with Dahan having conflicts with U.S. producer Harvey Weinstein and now the Monaco royals ripping it.
"The Prince's Palace would like to reiterate that this feature film cannot under any circumstances be classified as a biopic," the Monaco royals said Friday. "The trailer appears to be a farce and confirms the totally fictional nature of this film. It reinforces the certainty, left after reading the script, that this production, a page of the Principality's history, is based on erroneous and dubious historical references.
"The Princely Family does not in any way wish to be associated with this film, which reflects no reality and regrets that its history has been misappropriated for purely commercial purposes."
Purely commercial ...? A movie? C'mon.
The film -- starring Tim Roth as Prince Rainier -- focuses on a six-month period in 1962 when Alfred Hitchcock offered Princess Grace a chance to return to acting, which she eventually turned down.