Michelle Williams to Play Marilyn Monroe?
Scoop This: Williams as Marilyn Monroe, Spielberg Ditches ‘Harvey’ and Best Trailers of ‘09
There’s a Marilyn Monroe movie in the works, and though Scarlett Johansson was at one time tapped to play the iconic actress, Production Weekly has reported (via their Twitter feed) that none other than Michelle Williams is now in talks to play Monroe. We’re not sure what happened to Johansson or why she’s no longer associated with the project, but we’re kinda stoked that Williams is now the frontrunner.
While she might not seem sexy and sensual enough to play a young Marilyn Monroe, I think Williams has come a long way from her debut on Dawson’s Creek and has carved out a very enticing career as of late – to the point where it won’t be long before we see her take home an Oscar, and you can quote me on that. The film is based on Colin Clark’s memoir detailing Monroe’s work on Laurence Olivier’s The Prince and the Showgirl.
Can you see Williams in the role?
Steven Spielberg Ditches Harvey
Well folks, Steven Spielberg just can’t seem to figure out which project he wants to take on next. While he was going to remake Harvey (a film about an everyman who’s convinced his best friend is a giant rabbit), the legendary director has decided it’s not the right fit for him at this time. There’s no mention of a clear reason why Spielberg left the project, but chances are it was because he couldn’t find the right star.
Tom Hanks was Spielberg’s first choice, but he passed on the role. Other actors mentioned included Will Smith and Robert Downey Jr., but perhaps after developing the film for six months or so, Spielberg decided it just didn’t feel right. And, I mean, he’s Steven Spielberg – he can do stuff like that if he wants … right?
Are These the Best Trailers of 2009?
It’s that time of the year again – time to kick 2009 out the door and welcome 2010 to the dinner table. But before we do that, we must create lots of lists naming the best and worst of the past year. First up for Moviefone’s Inside Movies was a list naming the ten best trailers of 2009.
Not surprisingly, Where the Wild Things Are – and its fantastic remixed version of Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up” took the top spot on their trailers list. However, somewhat surprisingly, the Coen Bros. A Serious Man took the number two spot on the list, with late-year flicks like Zombieland, Nine and Up in the Air rounding out the top five. One trailer I’m surprised to see missing is Watchmen, which totally rocked my socks when it first debuted. Check out the full list over there and let us know what else they missed.
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Erik is a leading movie commentator who has worked for outlets such as AOL Moviefone and Movies.com.