First Full Look: Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe Revealed
Hot damn I love Williams! Beating Naomi Watts to the punch with this portrayal first, Michelle Williams has started shooting a new film called My Week with Marilyn where she plays the blonde bombshell and sex symbol extraordinaire Marilyn Monroe. The Weinstein Company made the announcement today (via Deadline) that filming had begun and attached a first look photo of Williams in costume as Monroe (thanks to HeyUGuys for pointing this out) which you can see below. The film is based on Colin Clark's book about Marilyn Monroe's time in London in 1957 shooting the Laurence Olivier film The Prince and the Showgirl.
In addition to Williams, the all-star British cast includes: Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark, Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench as Sybil Thorndike, Dominic Cooper as Milton Greene, Emma Watson, Derek Jacobi and Julia Ormond. The film will shoot for seven weeks at Pinewood Studios and on location in and around London. My Week with Marilyn chronicles a week in the life of Marilyn where she escapes the shackles of her Hollywood career and embraces British life with Colin Clark, who was assigned by Olivier to keep an eye on her. Directed by Simon Curtis (mostly British TV movies) and produced by David Parfitt, the film is based on Colin Clark's diaries and was adapted for the screen by Adrian Hodges (BBC's "Primeval").
I'm already looking forward to this and we barely have one photo! But Michelle Williams is one of the most talented actresses out there (wait until you see Blue Valentine later this year, she might get an Oscar nom) and she looks quite stunning as Monroe already. Everything about this sounds wonderful: cast, crew, story - that's why I'm so excited. Harvey Weinstein feels the same way: "We are truly thrilled to be working with the immensely talented Simon Curtis on his feature debut… from a remarkable true story, beautifully realised script, stellar cast and top-notch crew, we couldn't be happier embarking on this production." Look good?