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Jessica Chastain might play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's Blonde

04.23.2014
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Back in 2010 we reported on a new movie about Marilyn Monroe called BLONDE from director Andrew Dominik (THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, KILLING THEM SOFTLY) with Naomi Watts potentially playing the iconic actress. We haven't heard anything new on the project in a while, but it appears Dominik is trying to get it made again, because The Wrap is reporting Jessica Chastain is in final talks to play Marilyn Monroe in his planned film.

BLONDE won't be your traditional biopic, and is based on Joyce Carol Oates' fictional Marilyn Monroe memoir of the same name. The novel, "which reimagines the inner, poetic and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker — the child, the woman and the fated-celebrity better known by her studio name of Marilyn Monroe" was also adapted into a CBS mini-series starring Poppy Montgomery,

Michelle Williams most recently played the actress in MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, but Jessica Chastain's portrayal will likely be much different compared to Williams'. Worldview Entertainment will produce BLONDE with Brad Pitt and his Plan B company, and Andrew Dominik hopes to start production on the film sometime in August.

Some may say we don't really need another Marilyn Monroe biopic, but BLONDE sounds like it won't be the same as other movies involving the actress, and Jessica Chastain should do a great job playing Monroe.

Source: The Wrap

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11:16AM on 04/23/2014
Didn't Michelle Williams just play Marilyn Monroe a couple years ago?
Didn't Michelle Williams just play Marilyn Monroe a couple years ago?
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11:09AM on 04/23/2014
She should bang me. She'd get my best effort, I promise you that!
She should bang me. She'd get my best effort, I promise you that!
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9:59AM on 04/23/2014
She's not the first name that comes to mind for Marilyn Monroe but she's a talented actress and she'll probably pull it off without a hitch. I still maintain that she should've won Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty over Jennifer Lawrence for The Silver Linings Playbook. That Marilyn Monroe musical "Bombshell" in Smash is actually pretty good; lots of effort went into the songwriting especially for something that's just a show within a show, and if that could become a real Broadway musical, it
She's not the first name that comes to mind for Marilyn Monroe but she's a talented actress and she'll probably pull it off without a hitch. I still maintain that she should've won Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty over Jennifer Lawrence for The Silver Linings Playbook. That Marilyn Monroe musical "Bombshell" in Smash is actually pretty good; lots of effort went into the songwriting especially for something that's just a show within a show, and if that could become a real Broadway musical, it would be excellent.
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9:46AM on 04/23/2014
This looks so much better than My Week with Marilyn. No offense to Miss Williams, who is great, but Dominik is so talented, and Chastain just seems like a much better fit for the role.
This looks so much better than My Week with Marilyn. No offense to Miss Williams, who is great, but Dominik is so talented, and Chastain just seems like a much better fit for the role.
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9:46AM on 04/23/2014
Was never too keen on Naomi Watts for Marilyn, but Chastain I can totally see in the part.
Was never too keen on Naomi Watts for Marilyn, but Chastain I can totally see in the part.
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9:45AM on 04/23/2014
And also, The Assassination of Jesse James told by the Coward Robert Ford is one of the most underrated films of all time. And also has one of the coolest film titles ever.
And also, The Assassination of Jesse James told by the Coward Robert Ford is one of the most underrated films of all time. And also has one of the coolest film titles ever.
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9:43AM on 04/23/2014
Can totally see the resemblance of her and Marilyn. Based off past films and performances, she should do a great job with the role.
Can totally see the resemblance of her and Marilyn. Based off past films and performances, she should do a great job with the role.
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10:41AM on 04/23/2014
I dont see the resemblance
I dont see the resemblance
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