Monaco: Hollywood hunts for on screen royalty
Casting begins for Grace Kelly film
The film has already received a wealth of media attention around the world, and the chance to work alongside some Hollywood greats promises to be an incredible opportunity for those chosen to play the roles of Caroline, aged 5, and Albert, aged 4.
Launched in Paris this week, the casting is taking place in the French capital, Belgium and Monaco. Children chosen for the roles will appear in family scenes but won’t be required to speak a significant amount on film.
Grace of Monaco promises to celebrate the role of this extraordinary woman, who was adored the world over for her roles in films such as High Society, then became the Princess of Monaco and wife of Prince Rainer III in 1956. Directed by Olivier Dahan, of La Vie en Rose fame, the film is expected to bear similarities to recent blockbusters such as The King's Speech and W/E, where icons of the 20th Century have been portrayed on film during key moments in history.
To play Princess Caroline, the producers are looking for an English speaking (preferably bilingual) young girl, between six and seven years, with blue eyes and brown hair.
For Prince Albert II, the team is searching for a young boy between four and five years of age, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He should also be an English speaker and preferably bilingual.
The production company is also looking for a 12 to 14 year-old boy to play the role of Christian de Massy, the son of Princess Antoinette – the elder sister of Prince Rainier III. He must have brown eyes and a strong on-screen presence.
Candidates should send photos, date of birth, height and measurements to email@example.com. To those who are applying, good luck, and if you’re child is lucky enough to land the role, we’d love to hear about it here at The Riviera Times!