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Williams as Monroe?

12.04.2009

Production Weekly has just tweeted that that Michelle Williams is in talks to star as Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis’ MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, which chronicles the tale of a lowly third assistant director working on THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL who was given the job to look after Marilyn during her time in London shooting the film in 1957.

Scarlett Johansson was reportedly rumored for the role, and I will say that she does look the part much more so than Williams, but if we’re going for actual acting chops, I think they’re probably making the right call. Plus the entire film I can’t imagine not thinking of Scarjo just wearing a Monroe Halloween costume, rather than actually playing the part.

That being said, I don’t know if Williams is actually the right choice either, there are a ton of talented hot blonde actresses in Hollywood these days, so why her specifically? Maybe she had a killer audition? That voice is probably pretty tricky.

Extra Tidbit: Do we have an equivalent of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean today?

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4:00PM on 12/05/2009

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Michelle Williams is a bad @$$. but what do you guys think of Gretchen Mol as Marilyn? Dean = Franco/Ledger/(Hartnett?)
Michelle Williams is a bad @$$. but what do you guys think of Gretchen Mol as Marilyn? Dean = Franco/Ledger/(Hartnett?)
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9:18AM on 12/05/2009

Scarlett

Scarlett Johansson is a great actress. She's probably a bit too young for Marilyn. But I think she's definitely got the chops.
Scarlett Johansson is a great actress. She's probably a bit too young for Marilyn. But I think she's definitely got the chops.
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10:13PM on 12/04/2009

I have an idea.

Just don't make the movie at all. There is no need for it. Monroe was a icon and still is icon today. Let's not ruin her image. I mean no disrespect to the cast and crew of the project. I think there millions untold stories that these makers can think of.
Just don't make the movie at all. There is no need for it. Monroe was a icon and still is icon today. Let's not ruin her image. I mean no disrespect to the cast and crew of the project. I think there millions untold stories that these makers can think of.
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9:33PM on 12/04/2009
Closest to Dean/Monroe would probably be Pitt and Jolie.
Closest to Dean/Monroe would probably be Pitt and Jolie.
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9:17PM on 12/04/2009
Maybe they could AVATAR her performance. Virtual Marilyn has been the dream of a lot of people for a long time.
Maybe they could AVATAR her performance. Virtual Marilyn has been the dream of a lot of people for a long time.
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8:05PM on 12/04/2009
I like the idea of Michelle playing Monroe more so than Scarlett on both looks and acting levels.
I like the idea of Michelle playing Monroe more so than Scarlett on both looks and acting levels.
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4:30PM on 12/04/2009
Heath Ledger was the closest this generation will get to James Dean.
Sure James Franco did a great job playing him, but besides that movie he is nowhere near the career and persona Dean had and was
Heath Ledger was the closest this generation will get to James Dean.
Sure James Franco did a great job playing him, but besides that movie he is nowhere near the career and persona Dean had and was
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3:47PM on 12/04/2009

Damn those misleading headlines

I expected this was going to be Robin Williams playing Marilyn Monroe. Imagine.......all that body hair.....stood over the ventilation grate...
I expected this was going to be Robin Williams playing Marilyn Monroe. Imagine.......all that body hair.....stood over the ventilation grate...
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2:23PM on 12/04/2009
Franco WAS James Dean, and a damn good one too. The closest we have to a Monroe died of a drug overdose 3 years ago. I think her first name was Anna.....
Franco WAS James Dean, and a damn good one too. The closest we have to a Monroe died of a drug overdose 3 years ago. I think her first name was Anna.....
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1:27PM on 12/04/2009
Williams is a great actress so no qualms here, but Poppy Montgomery is the idea Marilyn, having played her once and doing so perfectly.
Williams is a great actress so no qualms here, but Poppy Montgomery is the idea Marilyn, having played her once and doing so perfectly.
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1:16PM on 12/04/2009
Nothing wrong here.
Nothing wrong here.
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