Grace Kelly, Mandela, Salinger biopics previewed at Cannes

Australian actress and member of the Feature Film Jury Nicole Kidman smiles on May 15, 2013 as she arrives for the screening of the film "The Great Gatsby" ahead of the opening of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opens on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images) VALERY HACHE

The Weinstein Company's fall slate of awards contenders will feature a glamorous Grace Kelly, a brawny Nelson Mandela and a mysterious J.D. Salinger.

Harvey Weinstein previewed some of his company's most anticipated upcoming releases at the 66th Cannes Film Festival on Friday. He's made a habit of such previews, and did the same last year for the Oscar-winning films "Django Unchained" and "Silver Linings Playbook."

Nicole Kidman was on hand in Cannes to introduce footage of "Grace of Monaco," in which she stars as Kelly after her wedding to Prince Rainier III. Monaco's royal familyis said to be none too pleased with the film.

Weinstein also showcased its Salinger documentary, "Salinger," which is being advertised as a kind of detective tale about the reclusive author, and the long-awaited "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," starring Idris Elba, which places Mandela almost in an action film context.

The Cannes Film Festival runs until May 26.

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