Fans of Marilyn Monroe are about to see the film icon in a whole new light.
Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming Andrew Dominik–helmed Marilyn Monroe film, Blonde, based on Joyce Carol Oates’s book of the same name. The movie, which stars Ana de Armas as the late actress, is set to be one of the more raw and revealing looks at her life and career. Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, starred in more than 30 films before her untimely (and mysterious) death in 1962 and has been a fixture of classic American cinema ever since.
De Armas spoke to Netflix’s Queue about taking on the role and how it will showcase a completely different glimpse into the actress’s life.
“Andrew’s ambitions were very clear from the start—to present a version of Marilyn Monroe’s life through her lens,” de Armas said. “He wanted the world to experience what it actually felt like to not only be Marilyn, but also Norma Jeane. I found that to be the most daring, unapologetic, and feminist take on her story that I had ever seen.”
Below is everything we know so far about Blonde.
When does Blonde release on Netflix?
The anticipated film will hit the streaming platform globally on September 23.
Who else is in the cast?
Alongside de Armas, Adrien Brody stars as “The Playwright” (assumedly Arthur Miller), Bobby Cannavale as “The Ex-Athlete” (Joe DiMaggio), and Julianne Nicholson as Monroe’s mother. Ana shared images from the film which showed our first look at Brody as Monroe’s first husband.
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The film will have a darker tone.
From Harper’s Bazaar US