Director Andrew Dominik described his upcoming biographical film about the life of the late Marilyn Monroe, “Blonde”, as a combination of two classic Hollywood films.
In his opinion, the new film would have elements from both “Raging Bull” and the masterpiece “Citizen Kane”.
Dominik’s drama stars Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, the actress who went on to be called the “blonde bomb” of the 1950’s. Monroe’s repertoire includes highly acclaimed films such as “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” , “The Seven Year Itch”, but also Billy Wilder’s classic, “Some Like it Hot”. Unfortunately, the actress’ life was shortened at the age of 36, due to an overdose of barbiturates, in an apparent suicide.
“Blonde”, an atypical biographical film about Marilyn Monroe
“Blonde” is scheduled to be released on Netflix with an NC-17 rating. Bobby Cannavale also plays New York Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio, Monroe’s second husband. Meanwhile, Adrien Brody plays the actress’ third husband, Pulitzer Prize winner Arthur Miller.
In a discussion with Collider magazine, Andrew Dominik said:
“blond is a movie for all the unloved children of the world. It’s like Citizen Kane and Raging Bull she would have had a daughter. Well, the whole idea around the movie blond was to detail a childhood drama and then show how that drama divides adults into a I public and private. And the way the adult sees the world through the prism of that childhood drama – is also a kind of story of a person whose rational image of the world is overwhelmed by his unconscious. The film uses Marilyn Monroe’s iconography, “said the director, about the new film that will try to portray Marilyn Monroe’s life in a special way.
Although no exact release date is known, it is rumored that it will be available on Netflix sometime later this year.