Uday Chopra

Battle intensifies over Nicole Kidman's 'Grace of Monaco'

A high-stakes transatlantic battle over who has the right to determine the nature, and value, of Nicole Kidman’s Grace Kelly movie “Grace of Monaco” is brewing ahead of the picture opening the Cannes Film Festival later this month, imperiling both a previously closed distribution deal and casting a shadow over one of the most glamorous nights on the film calendar.

At issue is a veritable troika of prized Hollywood commodities: leverage, pride and distribution fees.

According to several people with knowledge of the situation who declined to talk about it publicly because of the confidential and sensitive nature of discussions, Weinstein remains upset with issues that began...