Michelle Williams Will Make Her Debut as Marilyn Monroe at the NYFF

We’ve been following the development of British TV vet Simon Curtis’ Marilyn Monroe film My Week With Marilyn for quite some time. First, there was the news that Michelle Williams had replaced Scarlett Johansson as Monroe. Then we got our first look at how Williams looked when dressed up as the sexual icon. And now we have news of where you’ll get your first chance at seeing the film.

My Week With Marilyn is set to screen October 9th as the Centerpiece Gala selection at the 49th New York Film Festival. Richard Peña, who is the selection committee chair and program director of The Film Society of Lincoln Center, said of the film’s selection, “After seeing Marilyn Monroe so often portrayed in films as a caricature, it is a pleasure to see this complex personality and unique on-screen presence portrayed so well by such a talented actress as Michelle Williams.” Talented yes, Mr. Peña, but let’s cut to the chase; how do the gams look?

The film is based on diary entries by Colin Clark, which are said to document a series of tense interaction between Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl. Joining Williams as Monroe will be Kenneth Branagh, who will be portraying Olivier, Judi Dench as Dame Sybil Thorndike, and Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh. Also, for all of you Potter fans out there, Emma Watson appears in the film as well. Festivalgoers should update their itineraries now, this sounds like one you’ll want to catch.

Source: THR

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