Grace of Monaco may not grace the big screen at this year’s Cannes Film Festival if producer Harvey Weinstein has his way.
The industry heavyweight, who is sometimes dubbed “Harvey Scissorhands” for his insistence on having films recut to his satisfaction, is reportedly unhappy with director Oliver Dahan’s final product and wants the movie changed.
In the film, Nicole portrays the Princess of Monaco during the early years of her marriage to Prince Rainier III. Sources say Harvey wants the story to focus more on Grace's life as a Hollywood actress and have a stronger focus on the political situation in Monaco at the time.
It’s not the first time that the American producer and French director have butted heads. The regal wrangle over Grace of Monaco's final version actually began last year, when Harvey first pushed the release date from fall to spring – again, because he was displeased with the outcome.
"It's right to struggle, but when you confront an American distributor like Weinstein, not to name names, there is not much you can do," Oliver told the French press last year. "There are two versions of the film for now: mine and his… which I find catastrophic."
Grace Of Monaco opens abroad on May 14, though there’s no confirmation on when, if at all, the film will hit theatres in the United States and Canada.