The trailer for the highly anticipated film, My Week With Marilyn, has finally arrived…
My Week With Marilyn is directed by Simon Curtis and stars Michelle Williams as the iconic singer and actress, Marilyn Monroe. The film is based on two books by filmmaker Colin Clark, who assisted Laurence Olivier during the making of The Prince and the Showgirl, which starred both Olivier and Monroe. However, the production was a traumatic time for Monroe, who was then married to playwright Arthur Miller, as the actress suffered a miscarriage during the shoot, and struggled to cope with the pressures of fame. When Monroe’s husband was out for the country, Clark spent a week with the blonde bombshell, finding himself caught up in something of a whirlwind romance with the star.
There are a few familiar faces in the cast, Kenneth Branagh plays Sir Laurence Olivier and Harry Potter‘s all-grown-up Emma Watson also makes an appearance. Judi Dench is British actress Sybil Thorndike, whilst Zoë Wanamaker plays Monroe’s acting coach, Paula Strasberg. Celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene is played by Dominic Cooper, whilst the role of Clark himself will be played by Eddie Redmayne, who has previously appeared in the likes of The Other Boleyn Girl and Glorious 39.
There’s been much speculation about how Williams – who was heavily nominated for her performance in Blue Valentine – would handle the role of Monroe. However, this trailer suggests that she’ll have no trouble living up to expectations, and Monroe fans will no doubt especially keen to see this film when it reaches UK cinemas on 18th November.
Click here to check out the trailer.