Blonde: Everything We Know So Far

Blonde: Everything We Know So Far

Netflix's Marilyn Monroe biopic stars Ana de Armas as the cultural icon.

Andrew Dominik's adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates's 2000 novel has been gaining momentum. Blonde is a biographical drama film written and directed by Andrew Dominik and will be the fictionalized telling of the famous actress and pop culture icon Marilyn Monroe. Oates hopes to highlight the toxic nature of American celebrity rather than the actress's life, reports Vogue. The film has been confirmed by Netflix for a 2022 release year but has not given an official release date, as per Netflix Life.

What Is The Plot Of 'Blonde'? 

The storyline will cover Monroe's life from her childhood through to her death at the age of 36. While her career as a Hollywood starlet is central to the plot, a lot of her childhood and growing-up years will also be covered. 


Dominik did an interview with Collider in 2016 saying, "It's a film about the human condition. It tells the story of how childhood trauma can shape 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."

Who Is Cast In 'Blonde'?

The actors and the characters they play include:

Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe
Adrien Brody as The Playwright
Bobby Cannavale as The Ex-Athlete
Julianne Nicholson as Gladys
Caspar Phillipson as The President
Sara Paxton as Miss Flynn
Toby Huss as Whitey
Rebecca Wisocky as Yvet
Xavier Samuel as Cass
David Warshofsky as Mr. Z
Evan Williams as Eddy
Catherine Dent as Jean
Lily Fisher as Young Norma Jeane
Michael Masini as Tony Curtis
Luke Whoriskey as James Dean


What Is The Production Status of 'Blonde'? 

Development for the Marilyn Monroe biopic started way back in 2010. Jessica Chastain and Naomi Watts were in talks to play the lead but now Ana de Armas will play the iconic sex symbol. Most fans are in agreement that Armas has been perfectly cast as the starlet. Fans have been looking forward to seeing this movie in 2021, but it looks like we'll have to wait until 2022.


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