Eagerly-anticipated film starring Kidman as Grace Kelly is now out of this year's Oscar race

Grace Of Monaco – the forthcoming film starring Nicole Kidman as Hollywood icon Grace Kelly – has had its release date pushed back.

Grace Of Monaco was originally scheduled for release on November 29 of this year (2013) but will now open in cinemas at some point in spring 2014. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s producers have decided it needs more time to be completed and are now intending to market Grace Of Monaco as a commercial prospect rather than an awards contender. The film will now arrive in cinemas too late to be eligible for this year’s Oscar race.

Grace Kelly made 11 films in the ’50s including the Alfred Hitchcock classics Rear Window and Dial M For Murder before marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 and devoting herself full time to her duties as a princess. Grace Of Monaco is set in the early ’60s and focuses on a crisis in Kelly’s marriage as her husband was locking horns with French president Charles De Gaulle over Monaco’s status as a tax haven.

Tim Roth co-stars as Prince Rainier III and the supporting cast includes Frank Langella, Derek Jacobi, Milo Ventimiglia, Parker Posey and Paz Vega. La Vie En Rose‘s Olivier Dahan directed from a script by British screenwriter Arash Amel. Watch the trailer below.

Grace Kelly died in 1982 at the age of 52 after suffering a stroke while behind the wheel of her car.