Marilyn Monroe Is Making Her Presence Known!
Andrew Dominik who directed Pitt in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly will helm the picture from his own script. His passion and his enthusiasm are supposedly all over his demeanor when mention of this project derives. "My heart belongs to Marilyn" he stated to IndieWire in 2012, "It's a really sprawling, emotional nightmare, fairy-tale type movie, and I really want to do it real bad."
This is just shortly before Lifetime announced their 4 hour mini-series Marilyn, to air sometime in 2015. Kelli Garner, most known for her work in The Aviator, Lars and the Real Girl, and the TV series "Pan Am" (with another one of my girls, Margot Robbie), is taking on the honor of the blonde bombshell. With screen legend Susan Sarandon to portray Marilyn's mentally ill mother, Gladys. Marilyn is based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's book "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" who penned a book that was made into a mini-series for Reelz, "After Camelot".
I have to start reading, and catching up on my Marilyn! This my 4th time reading her biography and it always fascinates me. I'm eager to read Oates' fictional take on her life and capturing her spirit. Hopefully my biopic of her that I'm writing does the same!
|PHOTO CAPTION: Jessica Chastain, The Help, 2011.|