Saturday, October 9, 2010

Michelle Williams to play Marilyn Monroe

photo via Reuters

Michelle Williams has been cast to play icon Marilyn Monroe in a new movie that has recently begun shooting called 'My Week with Marilyn'. 

According to The Daily Mail, the movie is based on Colin Clark's diaries about Marilyn Monroe's time in London in 1957, shooting the Laurence Olivier film 'The Prince and the Showgirl'.  Clark was assigned by Olivier to keep an eye on Marilyn, and had to stay with her everyday. 

The movie is scheduled to come out in 2012.

photo via dailymail

This first image of Michelle Williams in character as Ms. Monroe was released yesterday by The Weinstein Company.

 Do you think Michelle Williams will be a good match to play Marilyn Monroe? I know Michelle is an amazing actress as seen in 'Brokeback Mountain', but I imagine playing the screen goddess Monroe is going to come with a lot of expectations.


  1. I love Marilyn Monroe, and I love Michelle Williams, but I'm not sure I can see these two coming together. I'm really interested to see this movie and see how well (hopefully) she does. ~ Susan

  2. She certainly looks the part, but there is always going to be a huge expectation when you're playing someone as Iconic as Marilyn Munroe.

  3. I think she's going to do great:)

  4. I think she will make a pretty convincing Marilyn. She is so pretty. :)

    Love from Toronto, Canada

  5. Oh i love this! I think michelle will do sooo well and doesnt she look a spitting image with her hair and makeup done like marilyn! I cant wait to see the film thanks for sharing huni! xx