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Grace of Monaco 'delayed' until 2014 by Weinstein Co.

Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco Image copyright DAVID KOSKAS
Image caption Kidman plays the Princess, who died in a car crash in 1982

Cinema audiences will now have to wait until 2014 to see Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace of Monaco.

The film's release date has been pushed back by The Weinstein Co., according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Called Grace Of Monaco, it was due for release in November, making it eligible for next year's Oscars.

In the film, Kidman plays the Princess, formerly known as movie star Grace Kelly, during a crisis in her marriage to Prince Rainier III.

Director Olivier Dahan previously coaxed an Oscar-winning performance out of Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose. The new film co-stars Tim Roth, Frank Langella and Derek Jacobi.

But it has been met with some resistance by Prince Albert II of Monaco, who criticised the film for being historically inaccurate.

In a statement released earlier this year, the prince and his sisters said Grace of Monaco contained "major historical untruths and a series of purely fictional scenes".

"The Princely family wishes to emphasise that this film is by no means a biopic," the statement said.

Earlier this month, a new film about the Princess of Wales in the final years of her life was given a cold reception by UK film critics.

The, movie, starring Naomi Watts as Diana was called "atrocious and intrusive".

The Weinstein Co. has yet to respond to a BBC request for a comment on the delay to Grace Of Monaco.

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