Is there anything left to say about Marilyn Monroe? Hollywood thinks so, since a big, splashy biopic is being planned starring Naomi Watts as the famed starlet. It's called Blonde, and it's being adapted from Joyce Carol Oates' Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel of the same name. Though it was previously adapted into a 2001 CBS miniseries, this time it's heading to the big screen with Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford) behind the camera.
she looks ok, i just don't think that there is an actress who can really capture Monroe. It is a hollywood take on a hollywood legend bio pics take talent.
I could see Scarlett Johansson playing Marilyn. Christina Hendricks, though? Are you kidding me? They do not have the same body type at all. Marilyn was more pear-shaped, whereas Ms. Hendricks is VERY top heavy with a much thicker waist.
lab_rat2010, there are other known actresses that have the MM look and style like Christina Hendricks of "Mad Men" who would've been the best choice. here's her imdb page:
If they wanted someone of more star quality, I would have to agree, Scarlett Johansen would've been the best choice.
She does not show the sweet side of Marilyn. She had a way of being sexy yet sweet. You can look at any photo and see the real marilyn in the photo. Naomi is trying to hard and it shows. I agree, an unknown would be better. Any known actress playing the part and that is who you see.
An unknown we would take at face value. There were people all over Hollywood who said Robert Downy Jr. was wrong for the part and now it would be hard to see anyone else but him.
I know Marilyn Monroe wasn't thin by any means but there really isn't any actress nowadays that has her look or body type at all it seems. So....with that in mind it could work. I would actually have preferred to see an unknown actress play it but whatever. Congrats Naomi.
Shoulda been Scarlett Johansen.
I love naomi watts and think she is a great actress. It will be a great movie but she looks nothing like Monroe. Someone like Scarlott Johanson should play her and probably will sometime in the future. She is short and curvy like Monroe AND she is also a wonderful actress! Perfect combo.
An older Monroe? Sure. I think Naomi is gorgeous, just not so sure about her playing Marilyn in her 20's.
I honestly think everyone is casting stones at Naomi Watts before giving her a chance to pull off this role. How many people honestly thought that Heath Ledger would make a great Joker, not me not in a million years did I think he could pull the role off, but I was proven wrong after seeing his performance and now I couldn't have seen anyone else playing that role. I think we should check the film out and then give our critisism about her performance. Naomi Watts is no newbie to the big screen and I have seen her pull off many great roles over the year, lets give her a chance people before we call the hangman to the gallow.
This, along with the casting of Michelle Williams in the same role in another Monroe bio-pic, is Hollywood casting at its worst. Monroe was not thin, waif of a woman. SHE HAD CURVES, so unless these two are going to go on a diet of KFC and Krispy Kremes, they have no business playing this Icon. I would have LOVED to have seen Christina Hendricks (Ms. Halloway on Mad Men), who is actually a blond and not a red head, play the part. She has the curse and the chops to tackle the role. Hollywood is going, yet again, for a "name" - albeit not the biggest box office draws - over the right casting. Boo Hiss!!!!!
how bout scarlet jo hansen. Or however you spell her name.
i agree, scarlet would look really good for that part.
I always thought fellow Ozzie Nicole Kidman would be a flawless Monroe. Just watch her again in Moulin Rouge and tell me if she doesn't already have the voice and mannerisms down! And, they're both Geminis!!!!
PERFECT!! Naomi Watts DEFINATElY looks the part of Marilyn Monroe and she's a great actress so how can they go wrong?
this woman is pretty but she doesnt quite look the part ,for one thing she appears very thin
marilyn as you recall was a bit more curvy with a full figure.
i wish anna nicole was still alive she would have been perfect.
I agree. Did u ever seen the movie Norma Jean and Marilyn?
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
Fandango, the ultimate movie ticketing destination, is your source for movie tickets and movie times. Know before you go to the theater, watch HD movie trailers and videos in the highest quality available. Find movie reviews, theater listings, and detailed information about new and upcoming films. If you're interested in DVDs, visit our DVD section for reviews, movie photos, trailers, and more.
Copyright © 2013 Fandango. All rights reserved. Your Personal Box Office