Was it the stylist's day off? Nicole Kidman hits red carpet in dowdy ensemble

By Amelia Proud

She's shifting the onus of her movie career towards producing, so perhaps Nicole Kidman is striving for a less glamorous appearance.

If that's the case, the 44-year-old certainly achieved this for her red carpet appearance at the Nashville Film Festival at the Regal Green Hills Cinemas today.

Not her best look: Nicole Kidman walked the red carpet at the Nashville Film Festival today in this unflattering ensemble

Nicole wore a particularly dowdy cacophony of earth tones, and matched a sharp, sleek leather jacket with an unstructured jersey skirt.

She wore her hair in a strangely unflattering style, with volume and tendrils that aped her husband Keith Urban's country singer hairdo.

The mother-of-four was joined by Famke Janssen, Carrie Preston, and Beth Grant for the discussion on The Evolution of Women Behind the Camera.

Nicole has completed work behind the camera as a producer on her film Rabbit Hole, as well as the Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester flick Monte Carlo.

Low-key: The actress was perhaps determined to maintain a lower profile than usual

But she'll have to get back into glamorous mode for her next acting role.

Kidman is set to play screen siren and princess, Grace Kelly in new film Grace of Monaco.

She's in advanced negotiations to play the iconic new film in Oliver Dahan's planned £10 million production, according to industry bible Variety.

Grace of Monaco is set between December 1961 and November 1962 and shows Kelly living as a mother-of-two and wife to the monarch of Monaco.

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It will show the former Oscar-winning actress six years into her role as Princess Grace and tackles the part she played in saving the principality from a bitter battle with France.

At the time French leader Charles de Gaulle gave her husband, Monaco's Prince Rainier III, six months to reform its tax laws, because of issues over its status as a tax haven.

The film is already drawing comparisons to 2011 hit movie The King's Speech, which focused on George VI's struggle to overcome a speech impediment against the backdrop of the abdication crisis.

Director Dahan made his name with Oscar-winning Edith Piaf biopic La Vie En Rose.

Acclaimed producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam and screenwriter Arash Amel are also working on the film.

Grace Kelly as she appeared in 1956's High Society with Frank Sinatra

Variety said: 'Nearly every top actress in Hollywood has chased the demanding yet coveted role.'

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Miss Kidman has yet to sign the deal but is expected to in the next few weeks.

She won an Academy Award for her last film biopic The Hours, which dramatised the life of author Virginia Woolf.

Princess Grace was a screen icon in the 1950s, who won acclaim for her work with Alfred Hitchcock.

Her film hits included Dial M for Murder, To Catch a Thief and Rear Window, as well as High Society.

Famed as much for her glamour and beauty as her acting skills, in 1956 she married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, with whom she had three children, Caroline, Stephanie and Albert.

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She died aged 52 after suffering a stroke when she lost control of her car and crashed.

Her daughter, Princess Stéphanie, was in the car with her, but survived the accident.
And Nicole clearly has the looks required for the role with her fair

complexion and hair.

Over the years Kidman has been everything from a peroxide blonde to a fiery red head.

But the actress has clearly gone back to her roots as her hair is now exactly the same strawberry blonde colour as her youngest daughter, Faith Margaret.

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