Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco Trailer

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Nicole Kidman…in a Lifetime movie?

As hard as that is to believe, it's kinda true!

After years of delays and being taken off the release schedule indefinitely, the Kidman-starring Grace of Monaco is skipping the theaters entirely and airing on Lifetime on May 25, according to the network.

The film, which was directed by Olivier Dahan, was originally supposed to be released in theaters in November 2013 before it was delayed indefinitely in January 2014. It then premiered at Cannes in May to some not-so-favorable reviews, and currently sits at 9% on Rotten Tomatoes. (Yikes!)

Grace of Monaco takes place in 1962, six years after former Hollywood actress Grace Kelly (Kidman) married Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and finds the princess wanting to return to her acting career until politics get in the way. The film also stars Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III, along with Parker Posey, Paz Vega, and Frank Langella.

Last year, after the release of the trailer, the Royal family of Monaco expressed some serious objections to the film, saying that it "appears to be a farce" and that many scenes seemed to be entirely fictional. Kelly's children revealed that they had made "numerous requests for changes" to the script, but they were ignored.

Kidman, however, has defended the film, saying that it is not meant to be a biopic or documentary, but is just a "small part of [Kelly's] life when she reveals her great humanity as her fears and weaknesses."

Based on the trailer, the film looks like a fun, Nicole Kidman-filled time, and we're excited to break out the popcorn (and probably a glass or two of wine, let's be real) when it finally debuts! 

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