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An Adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ Marilyn Monroe Novel ‘Blonde’ is Underway

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Joyce Carol Oates’ heart-wrenching novel Blonde is a fictional memoir from the viewpoint of the legendary Marilyn Monroe. The author has said that the book is one of her works she thinks she’ll be remembered for most. An adaptation of the story has been on the horizon for several years, but a press release indicates Blonde has officially been optioned for the big screen. The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly filmmaker Andrew Dominik will direct the portrait of Monroe’s emotional inner world. Casting is underway, though we’re wondering what happened to Naomi Watts who was originally rumored to play the starlet. Michelle Williams recently played the blonde bombshell in Simon Curtis’ 2011 film My Week with Marilyn. She captured Monroe’s vulnerability and magnetism so effortlessly that we wish we could cast her twice.