Poster debut and new hi-res photo from MY WEEK WITH MARILYN – Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe

Poster debut and new hi-res photo from MY WEEK WITH MARILYN – Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe
[caption id="attachment_9003" align="aligncenter" width="486" caption="Click on image to make it really, really big"][/caption] We've got a look at the new movie MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, featuring Michelle Williams (BLUE VALENTINE) as the legendary Marilyn Monroe. The film also stars Emma Watson (HARRY POTTER), Dominic Cooper (THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE), Toby Jones (CAPTAIN AMERICA), Judi Dench, Julia Ormond, Kenneth Branagh, Dougray Scott, Derek Jacobi, and Eddie Redmayne. Check out the theatrical poster above, and a new hi-res photo below. The film follows Colin Clark (Redmayne), an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, and documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl. Most people have been focusing on Emma Watson's post-POTTER role, but this modestly budgeted ($10 million) film could be an interesting one to watch for, just based on the other supporting players. Tell us your thoughts in the comments. . A few interesting tidbits: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rachel Weisz were both considered to replace her in the part of Vivien Leigh. Neither was available for various reasons, resulting in Julia Ormond getting the part. It's reported that Scarlett Johansson was approached for the part of Marilyn Monroe... but turned it down. [caption id="attachment_9004" align="aligncenter" width="583" caption="Click on image to make it really, really big"][/caption]

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN opens November 4, 2011

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.