Over fifty years since her tragic death at the age of 36, Marilyn Monroe is still mourned by millions of people who were captivated by her incredible beauty and charm.
Many actresses have tried to capture the Monroe aura in several films about her life which include Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino and more recently, Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn (2011).
But it looks as though another Hollywood beauty will be tackling the coveted role next year with lovely red-headed actress Jessica Chastain being lined up to play the blonde icon in a new film.
The Oscar-nominated star of The Tree of Life (2011), The Help (2011) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012) is set to portray Monroe in the biopic ‘Blonde‘ which is being helmed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly).
Adapted from Joyce Carol Oates’ 2001 novel, the story will focus on Monroe’s life via a mixture of historical and biographical sources.
Naomi Watts (King Kong, The Impossible) was originally set to portray her when the project was first announced but had to back down. Ironically, Chastain was supposed to play Princess Diana in the ill-fated 2013 biopic Diana but dropped out with Watts taking on the controversial role.
Away from our screens for far too long, Jessica has a large array of films coming up in the next twelve months which include The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby – Him & Her, Miss Julie, A Most Violent Year and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.