Date: 19th December 2000
Movie sex kitten GWYNETH PALTROW is set to play PRINCESS GRACE OF MONACO in a new film about the glamorous actress's life.
Paltrow is said to be fascinated by the rise to fame of elegant Hollywood actress GRACE KELLY, who became PRINCE RAINIER's bride after a whirlwind romance and then quit acting.
And executives at MIRAMAX, the company which made SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, say the $60 million (£40 million) drama GRACE will cause more than a few ripples of concern in the principality on the French Riviera.
A friend of Paltrow's says, "The film is in early stages at the moment but Gwyneth is being kept informed of progress. There is absolutely nobody else in line to play her. "The plan is to make Grace one of the major movies of 2002. But the last part of the script is under wraps because it will apparently go some way to explaining her death."
Both ED HARRIS and ANTONIO BANDERAS are said to be in the running to play Prince Rainier, who has appeared in TV documentaries about his late wife. (RGS/WNWCAN/NFA)