Ana De Armas Is Marilyn Monroe In The Blonde Teaser

We have spent months – nicely, years, really – listening to about Andrew Dominik’s new movie, his long-planned ardour challenge about the private and non-private lifetime of Marilyn Monroe, Blonde. And now we’re getting a correct first take a look at it by way of the brand new teaser, which focuses on star Ana de Armas as Norma Jeane/Marilyn.

Largely what has been mentioned about this new movie from the director of Killing Them Softly has been about its controversial NC-17 ranking.

Tailored from the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde goals to reimagine the lifetime of one in all Hollywood’s most enduring icons. From her unstable childhood as Norma Jeane, by way of her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, the drama blurs the strains of truth and fiction to discover the widening break up between her private and non-private selves.

The teaser makes this very clear — an emotional Norma Jeane, shy and withdrawn, slowly transforms into the sparkly Marilyn that’s seen on phases and screens. There are glimpses from elsewhere within the film, although it’s principally her public persona.

“Andrew’s ambitions had been very clear from the beginning — to current a model of Marilyn Monroe’s life by way of her lens,” says de Armas. “He needed the world to expertise what it really felt wish to not solely be Marilyn, but in addition Norma Jeane. I discovered that to be essentially the most daring, unapologetic, and feminist tackle her story that I had ever seen.”

This tackle her experiences gave Dominik actual scope to discover the non-public lifetime of an icon. “She’s deeply traumatized, and that trauma necessitates a break up between a public self and a non-public self, which is the story of everybody, however with a well-known particular person, that always performs out publicly, in ways in which could trigger further trauma,” he says. “The movie’s very a lot involved with the connection with herself and with this different persona, Marilyn, which is each her armour and the factor that’s threatening to eat her.”

Blonde will land on Netflix on 23 September.

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