October 6, 2011

My Week With Marilyn Theatrical Trailer Released

Initially, Michelle Williams turned down the role of Marilyn Monroe, thinking Monroe is too different from her. I guess she came to her senses and took on the hard task of portraying one of the most famous and mysterious icons in Hollywood. It is said to be one of the few -if not the only- films that show Monroe as a human being, not just a caricature or a blonde sex symbol. The film is about “Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl" (courtesy of IMDb). Directed by Simon Curtis, other actors and actresses include Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier, much buzzed about Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson and Judi Dench, as well as other talented cast members. There is a big buzz around Michelle Williams’ portrayal of Marilyn Monroe, so much so that she could be a strong Best Actress contender during the awards season. Film Society has a “Spotlight” blog post on why people should see the movie. It is worth checking out.

What do you think about the trailer? Do you still want to learn more about this relationship?

My Week With Marilyn opens November 4th in United States. However, Marilyn will have its World Premiere at the New York Film Festival, as the Centerpiece film. If you would like to be one of the few people to see it before the theatrical release, see it at New York Film Festival! Showtimes are October 9, at 6:30pm, 9pm and October 12, at 7pm. Click here to buy tickets!

(Source: Yahoo!)

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