Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jessica Chastain to Play Marilyn Monroe. Cue Squeals.

I just saw on AwardsDaily that Jessica Chastain is set to play Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' Blonde.  Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) is set to direct his own adaptation of the novel.  

According to The Wrap, Oates' novel "re-imagines the inner poetic and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker--the child, the woman and the fated-celebrity better known by her studio name of Marilyn Monroe."  Blonde was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award back in 2001.

The notion of Chastain playing Marilyn floors me.  Chastain is such a smart and brave actress, and so I know she will be great for it.  

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