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Paz Vega cast as Maria Callas in Grace of Monaco

Paz Vega

Story by Jack Foley

PAZ Vega has been cast as opera singer Maria Callas in Grace of Monico alongside Nicola Kidman.

The film, to be directed by Olivier Dahan (of Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose fame), sees Kidman playing Grace Kelly, the Hollywood actress who became Princess Grace of Monaco.

It will focus on a six-month period in 1962 when Monaco was in a dispute with France and Princess Grace worked behind the scenes to prevent a coup.

At the time, Grace got to know Callas, who was having an affair with Greek millionaire Aristotle Onassis.

Vega, whose past work includes Talk To Her and Spanglish, also has a role in Pedro Almodovar’s upcoming film, I’m So Excited and lends her voice to Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.

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