My Week With Marilyn (2011)

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My Week With Marilyn tells the story of Marilyn Monroe’s experience filming The Prince and the Showgirl, which costarred Laurence Olivier.

The film is told from the point of view of Colin Clark, who was an employee of Laurence Olivier, and he wrote a couple books later on relating his experience, as he escorted Ms. Monroe around England and gave her a short respite from her fame.

So it’s probably about how they really could have been in love, if not for her fame, yadda yadda yadda. Boobs.

A bit more info about Marilyn at the time. She was recently wed to Arthur Miller, the playwright who wrote Death of a Salesman. He also wasn’t terribly handsome and was probably nowhere near as cool as Joe DiMaggio, who was a badass of epic proportions.

My Week with Marilyn

Simon Curtis is directing My Week with Marilyn, from a screenplay by Adrian Hodges. Curtis has only ever directed TV shows before, but he’s executive produced a bunch of stuff, and he’s British, so he should at least sound smart. We shall see.

My Week with Marilyn Trailer

My Week with Marilyn Release Date

November 4, 2011.

Pictures

Who’s In It?

 Emma Watson … Lucy
  Michelle Williams … Marilyn Monroe
  Kenneth Branagh … Sir Laurence Olivier
  Dominic Cooper … Milton Greene
  Toby Jones
  Julia Ormond … Vivien Leigh
  Judi Dench … Dame Sybil Thorndike
  Eddie Redmayne … Colin Clark
  Dougray Scott … Arthur Miller
  Derek Jacobi … Sir Owen Morshead
  Geraldine Somerville
  Zoë Wanamaker … Paula Strasberg
  Jim Carter … Pub Owner

What’s Good About It?

My Week with Marilyn has a surprisingly good cast, with Kenneth Branagh playing Laurence Olivier, and Emma Watson, aka Hermione, in the movie! I didn’t think that sexy little wizard would be in another movie, but HERE SHE IS!!!!

What’s Bad About It?

I don’t trust Michelle Williams. I think she’s a good actress, but this is a big role for her. She hasn’t really carried any film, and if her Marilyn impression is anything but spot on this film is going to tank.

Our Clever Prediction

My Week with Marilyn looks like it’s going to get a lot of award love. It’s coming out in November, it has a good cast, and it’s about a Hollywood icon who hasn’t had that many films made about her. This could be big.

And Williams at least does a good job at looking like Marilyn.

One Comment »

  1. A.C. Tracy September 19, 2011 at 5:50 pm -

    Read the article in the October 2011 Vogue Magazine. Michelle will do a great job. Can’t wait till Nov. 4.