Jessica Chastain Cast in 'Dark' Marilyn Monroe Biopic


Jessica Chastain Cast in 'Dark' Marilyn Monroe Biopic


The red-head replaces Naomi Watts to portray the beloved actress in Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde'.

Jessica Chastain will be back playing a blonde in new Marilyn Monroe biopic. It has been reported that the "The Help" star is cast as the beloved actress in Andrew Dominik's "Blonde", replacing Naomi Watts whose casting was revealed four years ago.

"Blonde" is based on the Joyce Carol Oates' Pulitzer-nominated book about Monroe. Compared to Michelle Williams' "My Week with Marilyn", this would be a more elaborate look into Monroe's life from the point of view of the classic beauty herself. Names of the men in her life were never mentioned in the book and only referred to as the President, the Ex-athlete, the Playwright, etc.

Chastain has been on the top of Dominik's list since February. "I've been working on it for years and I think I've finally got a version of it that's doable for the money," the director described the movie's tone to HitFix. "So I'm pretty excited to go make that film. The movie's kind of like a horror film. It's a descent into ...It's horrible."

He continued, "It's absolutely so f**king dark. I'm really, really into it. It's almost told from the point of view of her internal drama. She's got this sort of personal mythology about the way she sees the world, and everything that you know about her is recast in that light. So it does a lot of using the audience's association with iconic things, but against them. I think the movie will be really powerful."

Production will begin in August.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Report: Drake Is Actually Gay and His Rihanna Romance Is Fake
  2. Angelina Jolie Found Photos of Selena Gomez and Other Women on Brad Pitt's Phone?
  3. Audrina Patridge Shares Sweet Photo of Her Breastfeeding Her Daughter
  4. Justin Bieber Is Reportedly Pursuing Pamela Anderson
  5. Rob Kardashian Tweets Kylie's Number as He Blasts His Family for Snubbing Blac Chyna
  6. Tyga May Have His Mom's Car Repossessed
  7. Report: Taylor Swift Is Pursuing Prince Harry After Tom Hiddleston Split
  8. See Tom Brady Sunbathing Completely Naked During Vacation With Gisele Bundchen
  9. Mariah Carey Debuts New Song 'Infamous' for 'Empire' Series
  10. Here's the Real Reason Rob Kardashian Tweeted Kylie Jenner's Number. Does She Deserve It?

CELEBS PHOTO