In the works for more than ten years, the eventful and highly anticipated adaptation of Blonde, the fictional and very dark biography retracing the nightmarish trajectory of Marilyn Monroe by Joyce Carol Oates, is taking shape.Shot in 2019 and once again postponed to the summer 2021 due to sex scenes that would have disturbed the studio, the film by New Zealand director Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) will be presented in official competition at the Venice Film Festival, before its release on Netflix on September 23. Produced in particular by Brad Pitt, the film will be banned for children under 17 in the United States. Alternating between color and black and white, the official trailer gives us a glimpse of the performance of Ana de Armas, recently hailed in Dying Can Wait , who finally won the role after Naomi Watts in 2010 and Jessica Chastain in 2014, metamorphosed into Marilyn Monroe. icon and subject to pressure from her male entourage. “I couldn’t stand another scene with Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe doesn’t exist”, we hear her confess. In her novel published in 2000, Joyce Carol Oates imagined an intimate and sulphurous portrait of a tormented star, acerbic critic of the star system, which Andrew Dominik wished to transpose to the screen. On the casting side, Adrien Brody will play the writer Arthur Miller, and Bobby Cannavale, baseball player Joe DiMaggio, both briefly married to the actress.
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