New film: Blonde

Garret has joined Andrew Dominik’s latest project, the Marilyn Monroe biopic produced by Plan B and Netflix. Dominik wrote the script, which is based on Joyce Carol Oates’ Blonde, a novel that reimagines Monroe’s inner life, and the film will also present a fictional portrait of her. Ana de Armas stars and is joined by more than a few familiar faces, among others Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson, Adrien Brody, Sara Paxton and Scoot McNairy. Deadline broke the news.

The film has been in development for a while and Dominik has dropped some interesting tidbits here and there in the last few years. Here is what he told Collider in late 2017:

What is it about that film and that story that’s made you stick with it all this time, and still want to get it made?
DOMINIK: I think that Blonde will be one of the ten best movies ever made. That’s why I want to do it.

Why do you think that is?
DOMINIK: It’s a film about the human condition. It tells the story of how a childhood trauma shapes an adult who’s split between a public and a private self. It’s basically the story of every human being, but it’s using a certain sense of association that we have with something very familiar, just through media exposure. It takes all of those things and turns the meanings of them inside out, according to how she feels, which is basically how we live. It’s how we all operate in the world. It just seems to me to be very resonant. I think the project has got a lot of really exciting possibilities, in terms of what can be done, cinematically.

Blonde is already in production. You can see the first pics from the set here.