Olivier Dahan has criticised Harvey Weinstein for wanting to change his movie.
Grace of Monaco was due to be released in November but has since been pushed back with Weinstein saying that the film is not ready.
Dahan insists that the film is in fact finished and told French newspaper Liberation, “The film that I am in the process of finishing is complicated to finalise, although actually, for me, it is finished.
“What’s complicated at the moment is ensuring that you, the critics, can review my version of the film and not that of somebody else. It’s not over yet. I haven’t given up.”
On Weinstein’s comment that the film isn’t finished Dahan said, “It's got hardly anything to do with the film. It's only about the money, the release strategy, millions of dollars and stuff like that. It's got nothing to do with cinema.
“I mean, of course it's about cinema, but the business side. They want a commercial film smelling of daisies, taking out anything that exceeds that which is too abrupt, everything that makes it cinematic and breathe with life. A lot of things are missing."
Grace of Monaco stars Nicole Kidman in the title role and a new release date is not yet known.