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New Look: Michelle Williams, Dougray Scott & Eddie Redmayne In Simon Curtis' 'My Week With Marilyn'

by Simon Dang
August 13, 2011 12:25 PM
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Here's a new, highly-stylized look at Michelle Williams stepping into the undoubtedly large shoes of Marilyn Monroe alongside Dougray Scott and Eddie Redmayne for Simon Curtis' "My Week with Marilyn."

Based on an assistant's diary kept during the production of “The Prince and the Showgirl, the film follows Monroe's friendship with said assistant, Colin Clark, during her stay in the country shooting as well as her tempestuous relationship with director/co-star Laurence Olivier. Rising star Redmayne stars as Clark with veteran Kenneth Branagh portraying Olivier and Scott as Monroe’s husband, Arthur Miller. The cast also sees Judi Dench playing actress Sybil Thorndike and Julia Ormond as Olivier’s wife Vivien Leigh with Derek Jacobi, Dominic Cooper and Emma Watson rounding things out.

As mentioned in our Oscar column, the film is being mentioned in early awards season talk -- we guess Williams' performance in particular has great potential -- but it'd probably have to be considered an outsider at this stage due to Curtis' relative inexperience. That said, inexperience didn't stop Tom Hooper and "The King's Speech" from sweeping things last year.

"My Week with Marilyn" will premiere at the New York Film Festival this fall before its planned November 4th theatrical release through The Weinstein Company. [JustJared]

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3 Comments

  • Sexy | October 9, 2011 7:08 AMReply

    Michelle is not gorgeous by any means. Please you really should get out more.
    She just couldn't carry this role. It didn't happen for her. What intrigue are you referring to? Michelle is not beautiful and all I get from this trailer is her trying so hard to convince me that she is just as pretty and sexy as Marilyn. Whatever Michelle.

  • JoJo | August 15, 2011 5:47 AMReply

    I still don't know how I feel about "My Week With Marilyn" but that still is pretty damn gorgeous and intriguing.

    And considering Hooper had directed two of the bigger miniseries of the last decade (Elizabeth I and John Adams) and won for Best Directing for one of them...calling him "inexperienced" isn't exactly correct.

    By comparison, Curtis hasn't really done much at all. Comparing the two really isn't fair.

  • kaitlyn | August 13, 2011 5:13 AMReply

    Is this play ever going to come to Indianapolis, IN? I would love to see it. I'd like to see how well the portrayl of vivien is played. It has to be well researched and accurate.

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