The first photo of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn has been released. My Week with Marilyn (2011) is directed by Simon Curtis and stars Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson, and Julia Ormond. My Week with Marilyn’s plot synopsis: “The film chronicles a week in the life of Marilyn Monroe in which she escapes the shackles of her Hollywood career and embraces British life with Colin Clark… the film is based on Colin Clark’s diaries. In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller. Nearly 40 years on, his diary account ‘The Prince, the Showgirl and Me’ was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as ‘My Week with Marilyn’ – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.” Michelle Williams was good in Brokeback Mountain and even better in Shutter Island. I’m looking forward with what she does with such an iconic persona as Marilyn Monroe. What do you think of Michelle Williams playing Marilyn Monroe?
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