Saturday, October 8, 2011

Michelle Williams plays a stunning MARILYN MONROE in 'MY WEEK WITH MARILYN'. Watch the movie trailer

Simon Curtis‘ My Week With Marilyn (2011) movie trailer stars Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond, and Toby Jones. My Week With Marilyn‘s plot synopsis: “Colin Clark met Marilyn Monroe while working as a young assistant on Laurence Olivier’s “The Prince and the Showgirl.” When Marilyn experienced emotional difficulties during shooting, the 23-year-old third assistant director came to her aid and romance developed. But one week of honesty and fun was not enough to save the doomed star from self-destruction.”

I have been waiting to see footage of this for nothing more than the portrayal of Marilyn Monroe by Michelle Williams. Her performance in Shutter Island was very good and I was wondering what she would concur. Would it be like the famous actresses brought back to life in The Aviator or something more. After this movie trailer, I would say its something more.

There’s the other defense, too: that ‘Marilyn Monroe’ was a character played by Norma Jean, as that “should I be her?” line makes explicit. So can Michelle Williams play both Norma Jean and Marilyn?

This was probably the best line in the entire movie trailer because of the depth and implication of that question and what it said about Marilyn Monroe and Norma Jean. I hope this duality is explored in the film.

I’m also curious to see how the tone really plays. Framing this as a sort of romance thriller (“she’ll break yours!”) rather than a tale of the moment when one young man learned the true intersection of reality and fantasy seems like it might be a conceit of the trailer rather than the film.

I hope it is not a conceit of the trailer rather than the film. That would make a much better film than the standard romance thriller.

My Week With Marilyn also stars Dominic Cooper, Judi Dench, Dougray Scott, Eddie Redmayne, Derek Jacobi, Jim Carter, Geraldine Somerville, Miranda Raison, and Zoë Wanamaker.

Watch the My Week With Marilyn movie trailer below and leave your thoughts on it. My Week With Marilyn will be released in US theaters on November 4, 2011.

Source: Film Book

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