Brad Pitt To Produce New Marilyn Monroe Movie “Blonde”

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012

Director Andrew Dominik’s long-delayed Marilyn Monroe movie, Blonde, has just been given new life after Brad Pitt’s production company agreed to come on board and finally get the project off the ground, according to The L.A. Times. In an interview with the site, Pitt simply said, “We’re going to get this one done.” And we’re pretty sure that whenever Brad Pitt says something, it usually comes true.

Blonde is set to be based off of the best-selling novel by Joyce Carol Oates of the same name. It’s a work of historical fiction, so it won’t be a typical biopic; however, it does include many factual details of the starlet’s life. The most interesting part of the book is that it looks at Monroe’s death as an assassination, which is a popular theory, but never proven.

The project has been in development for years, with Dominik already being done with the script at this point. Originally, Naomi Watts was attached to play Marilyn, but that was in the early stages, and it isn’t known whether or not she’s still being eyed for the role.

Source: Complex Pop Culture