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Blonde (D: Andrew Dominik) -- Marilyn Monroe biopic

Old 03-16-19, 07:33 PM
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Blonde (D: Andrew Dominik) -- Marilyn Monroe biopic

For the last several years, Andrew Dominik has been developing an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates‘ acclaimed novel Blonde at Netflix, and at long last, he has settled on his Marilyn Monroe. Multiple sources tell Collider that Blade Runner 2049 star Ana de Armas is Dominik’s choice to play the Hollywood icon best known for films such as Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Seven Year Itch.

A representative for Netflix could not immediately be reached. Sources caution that while de Armas is in early talks, she does not have a closed deal yet, nor has been greenlit yet by the streaming company, though others say production could start as soon as this summer.

Dominik wrote the script and will produce along with Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner‘s Plan B banner. Pitt starred in two of Dominik’s films, The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly. Blonde follows the talented Norma Jeane Mortenson as she blossoms into movie star Marilyn Monroe. But after a series of failed relationships and heartbreaking tragedy, she spirals into drug addiction and mental instability.

Dominik previously told Collider that he believes Blonde “will be one of the ten best movies ever made,” explaining that “it’s a film about the human condition. It tells the story of how a childhood trauma shapes an adult who’s split between a public and a private self. It’s basically the story of every human being, but it’s using a certain sense of association that we have with something very familiar, just through media exposure. It takes all of those things and turns the meanings of them inside out, according to how she feels, which is basically how we live. It’s how we all operate in the world. It just seems to me to be very resonant. I think the project has got a lot of really exciting possibilities, in terms of what can be done, cinematically.”

Speaking of which, Dominik has also said in past interviews that Blonde will be “a little more accessible than what I’ve done before” even though the film “has very little dialogue in it,” adding that he’s “really excited about doing a movie that’s an avalanche of images and events.”

The project has had a long development history, with Naomi Watts and Jessica Chastain slated to play Marilyn in past incarnations. De Armas may not have the same wealth of experience as a lead, but she has been making a name for herself as a rising star over the past four years. The Cuban actress broke out in Eli Roth‘s infidelity thriller Knock Knock before landing key roles in Todd Phillips‘ arms dealer dramedy War Dogs and, perhaps most memorably, as Ryan Gosling‘s holographic love interest Joi in Denis Villenueve‘s Blade Runner 2049. De Armas has already wrapped several high-profile features including Rian Johnson‘s murder mystery Knives Out and Danny Boyle‘s romantic musical Yesterday, and she’s currently working on Olivier Assayas‘ thriller Wasp Network with Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez.

De Armas is represented by CAA, Impression Entertainment and Kuranda Management.
Ana de Armas to Play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's Blonde | Collider


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She's gonna have to gain a wee-bit of weight to play MM.

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As it heads into production in Los Angeles, Netflix's Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde has rounded out its cast.

As previously announced, Ana de Armas will play the Some Like It Hot actress, leading a cast that will include Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson.

Jackie actor Caspar Phillipson, Toby Huss, Sara Paxton and David Warshofsky will also appear in the feature, along with Lily Fisher (General Hospital), Evan Williams (Versailles) and Xavier Samuel (Adore).

The Assassination of Jesse James' Andrew Dominik wrote and will direct the movie.

Blonde is based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates that boldly reimagined the private story of the world's most famous sex symbol. The film is a fictional portrait of the model, actress and singer during the '50s and '60s told through the modern lens of celebrity culture.

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing for Plan B, along with Tracey Landon and Scott Robertson.

Cannavale, repped by WME and Schreck Rose, will next be seen in the streamer's Martin Scorsese mob movie The Irishman. Brody, repped by Paradigm, is set for Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch. Nicholson will appear in the Disney+ movie Togo and is repped by UTA.

Phillipson is repped by Locus Entertainment, ATN Management and Hatton McEwan Penford. Paxton is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts. Huss is repped by Abrams Artists and Artists First. Warshofsky is repped by TalentWorks. Williams is repped by Global Artists Agency and Robert Stein Management.

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Got this sent to us this morning. My wife’s cousin is the PA holding the umbrella.
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