Naomi Watts to Star in Upcoming Marilyn Monroe Biopic BLONDE
In an interview with The Playlist, 'Killing Them Softly' director Andrew Dominik has revealed that he will helm the upcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic BLONDE. The film is set to begin production some time in 2013. Naomi Watts is set to portray the legendary Hollywood actress in the movie.
Describing the film to The Playlist, Dominik commented, "It's about her whole life. It starts when she's 7 and it ends when she dies. He continued, "I love it. It's my dream project and I've been working on it for years and years and years."
The director, who is also known for The Assassination of Jesse James and the Coward Robert Ford and Chopper, says the film will be an "emotional nightmare fairy tale".
Watts starred in David Lynch's 2001 psychological thriller Mulholland Drive, oppisote Justin Theroux and Laura Harring. The next year, she received public recognition for her participation in the box office hit horror film The Ring. In 2004, she received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress as well as for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Cristina Peck in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 2003 drama 21 Grams, alongside Sean Penn.
Other film roles include the 2005 remake of King Kong, the 2006 remake of The Painted Veil, the 2007 thriller Eastern Promises, and the 2009 thriller The International. In 2010, Watts portrayed Valerie Plame Wilson, opposite Sean Penn as Joe Wilson, in Fair Game, the 2012 drama film The Impossible.