THE TWO PRINCESS MOVIES: PRINCESS DIANA STARRING NAOMI WATTS & PRINCESS GRACE STARRING NICOLE KIDMAN

Battle of the Princesses: Nicole Kidman’s Grace Of Monaco creates buzz with  new trailer as friend Naomi Watts gets slayed by critics for Diana  movie

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Just as her good friend Naomi Watts, 44, is  getting bashed for her big-screen portrayal of Princess Diana, Nicole Kidman,  46, is bravely starting to publicize her own princess movie, this one about  Grace Kelly.

On Monday a teaser trailer was released for  Grace of Monaco, which is set to hit theaters in December.

Let’s hope the reception for this one is  better than Diana, which opens in the UK  on Friday.

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Grace under pressure: Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly in the Grace Of Monaco teaser trailer which came out Monday, months ahead of the film's December release date

Grace under pressure: Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly in  the Grace Of Monaco teaser trailer which came out Monday, months ahead of the  film’s December release date

 

 
On the stage: The Australian had to master a Continental American accent to play the role of the Pennsylvania native turned Hollywood icon

On the stage: The Australian had to master a Continental  American accent to play the role of the Pennsylvania native turned Hollywood  icon

 

The lady in rouge: The Oscar winner sports several ethereal looks for her role as Grace, and some intense ones, like this red and black ensemble

The lady in rouge: The Oscar winner sports several  ethereal looks for her role as Grace, and some intense ones, like this red and  black ensemble

In the clip, Nicole looks stunning – and  convincing – as the wife of Prince  Rainier. Brief glimpses are shown of the actress in a sleeveless gown, walking  in her castle, lying on a bed in a sky blue dress, entering a ball, in a red  jacket and black hat, and finally looking vulnerable in a glittering silver  dress.

A voice says over opera music, ‘Long after  the House of Grimaldi has fallen, the world is going to remember your name, your  Highness.

‘You are the fairy tale, the serenity to  which we all aspire and peace will come when you embrace the roles you have been  destined to play. For no matter where you are in years to come they will  continue to whisper your name, the Princess Grace.’

 
 
Life's a ball: A clip from the trailer shows Nicole as Grace walking up the stairs to a black tie function

Life’s a ball: A clip from the trailer shows Nicole as  Grace walking up the stairs to a black tie function

 

 

 
The long and winding road: A scene from the film in which the princess braves Monaco's hairpin turns

The long and winding road: A scene from the film in  which the princess braves Monaco’s hairpin turns

 

Nicole Kidman’s Grace Of Monaco official trailer  released
 

 

Nicole and Naomi because friends while  starting out as actors in their native Australia.

Diana has already received negative reviews,  being called ‘cheap’ and ‘awful’ by critics. 

Grace Of Monaco has yet to garner much reaction except from Grace’s family that has claimed the film ‘needlessly  glamorised’ the icon.

Set in 1962, Grace Of Monaco follows the  personal life of the former actress during the famous dispute between France and  Monaco over tax laws.

Directed by La Vieen  Rose’s Olivier Dahn, and with a reported $30m budget, the film co-stars Tim  Roth, Parker Posey, and Milo Ventimiglia.

Dahan told The Telegraph the film was a  character study and not meant to be a serious biopic, saying, ‘I am not a  journalist or historian. I am an artist. I have not made a biopic. I hate  biopics in general.

‘I have done, in any subjectivity, a human  portrait of a modern woman who wants to reconcile her family, her husband, her  career. But who will give up her career and invent another role. And it will be  painful.’

A royal challenge: Nicole's Princess Grace film (left) is coming out soon after her friend Naomi's Princess Diana picture (right)
A royal challenge: Nicole's Princess Grace film (left) is coming out soon after her friend Naomi's Princess Diana picture (right)
 

A royal challenge: Nicole’s Princess Grace film (left)  is coming out soon after her friend Naomi’s Princess Diana picture  (right)

Nicole has expressed her desire to show depth  to the star of such Alfred Hitchcock classics as Dial M For Murder and Rear  Window.

‘I wanted to be respectful of her, her story  and her essence so hopefully that will all come through,’ said the Jimmy Choo  model.

Grace of Monaco is scheduled for a December  release in the US while Diana should open stateside on November 1 and in the UK  on November 29.

Promotion for Grace Of Monaco comes at a busy  time for the actress. Her husband  Keith Urban will be busy with auditions for  American Idol, which debuts  in January. The couple has two children, Sunday  Rose, 5, and Faith  Margaret, 2

 

 
A coat in the Cote d'Azur: The 46-year-old filmed her role as France's most alluring (and fashionable) royal figure in the fall of 2012

A coat in the Cote d’Azur: The 46-year-old filmed her  role as France’s most alluring (and fashionable) royal figure in the fall of  2012

 

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