Harvey Weinstein of The Weinstein Company wants the 'California Gurls' singer to play Marilyn Monroe on Broadway if he develops a stage adaptation of the Michelle Williams-starring drama.
Katy Perry could be playing Marilyn Monroe on the Broadway stage. Harvey Weinstein, a co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, opened up that he wants to make a musical take on "My Week with Marilyn" and revealed that he's been considering Perry to star as the iconic blond beauty.
Speaking to E! News about his plan, Weinstein said, "If the movie works, I would try to make it a musical and I would go to Katy first." He went on explaining, "I think she can play Marilyn on the Broadway stage... I think she would be amazing."
While the plan to adapt "My Week with Marilyn" to the Broadway stage is still in a very early phase, Weinstein admitted he is confident about the movie itself. He believes that Michelle Williams will get her third Academy Award nomination for her acting in the drama.
"Michelle's dedication was so incredibly intense and strong and yet she was so funny practicing her waddle, practicing her wiggle and reading books like a college schoolgirl," he said of Williams' effort in portraying Monroe.
He also sang praises to Williams' musical talent, saying, "She told me she could sing, but I've heard that before. She goes, 'I can sing,' and I go, 'Really?' I was totally cynical and then she goes, 'I can dance, too.' I'm like, 'What else can you do?' and thinking, not! But then you see her and... it's just stunning. She killed it. She's so great."
"My Week with Marilyn" follows the interaction between Monroe and Laurence Olivier during the making of 1956's film "The Prince and the Showgirl". The movie chronicles a week Monroe spent in London accompanied by her assistant Colin Clark after her husband left her during their honeymoon.
Directed by Simon Curtis, the drama also stars Eddie Redmayne, Emma Watson, Dominic Cooper, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh and Julia Ormond. It has just been released in limited U.S. theaters on November 23.