Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana de Armas slated for 2022 release
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Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana de Armas slated for 2022 release

The film is a fictionalised retelling of the legendary actress’ life.

Shilpa S
Jul 29, 2021
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Netflix film Blonde, based on the life of American actress Marilyn Monroe, is set to be released in 2022, reports Variety. Starring Ana de Armas in the lead, the movie is adapted from a book of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates.

Directed by Andrew Dominik, Blonde tells a fictionalised version of the life story of Monroe. The actress, well known for playing characters coming under the ‘blonde bombshell’ stereotype, lived a troubled life, which ultimately ended at 36. In interviews in the past, Dominik, known for directing films such as Chopper and Killing Them Softly, has said that the upcoming film “has very little dialogue in it”.

Marilyn Monroe

The movie’s development had been stretched over a long time, beginning in 2010. Previously actresses such as Jessica Chastain and Naomi Watts were said to be part of the project, which did not pan out. In addition to Golden Globe nominated actress Ana de Armas, who has had a string of success these past few years with films such as Blade Runner 2049 and Knives Out, Blonde will also feature stars such as Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody, Emmy Award winner-Bobby Cannavale and Emmy nominee Juliane Nicholson. The former two will play the late actress’ husbands in the movie.

Adrien Brody and Bobby Cannavale

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tracey Landon, Scott Robertson and Jeremy Kleiner are producing the film, whose definite release date has not been announced as yet.

Netflix has several other projects that are expected to drop in the current year. Bruised, directed by and starring Halle Berry, Rebecca Hall’s drama film Passing, the Lin-Manuel Miranda directed musical Tick, Tick... Boom! are a few of them. The first two will mark the directorial debuts of Berry and Hall.

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