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.
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN opens November 4, 2011