Back in March, Collider’s Jeff Sneider exclusively reported that Blade Runner 2049 star Ana de Armas was being eyed to play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s Netflix biopic Blonde. Today, Observer has a bit more information to round out the picture.
Produced through Plan B Entertainment and Tracey London, Blonde is eyeing an August production date and is currently looking to cast the following roles. Fans of mid-20th century Hollywood should recognize the names
Blonde follows the talented Norma Jeane Mortenson as she blossoms into movie star Marilyn Monroe. But after a series of failed relationships and heartbreaking tragedy, she spirals into drug addiction and mental instability.
Dominik previously told Collider that he believes Blonde “will be one of the 10 best movies ever made.” Why? Because “it’s a film about the human condition. It tells the story of how a childhood trauma shapes an adult who’s split between a public and a private self. It’s basically the story of every human being, but it’s using a certain sense of association that we have with something very familiar, just through media exposure. It takes all of those things and turns the meanings of them inside out, according to how she feels, which is basically how we live. It’s how we all operate in the world. It just seems to me to be very resonant. I think the project has got a lot of really exciting possibilities, in terms of what can be done, cinematically.”