Director Andrew Dominik who is on board to helm the Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde says he is still working on the project, and that – despite previous stories – Naomi is still on board to play Monroe. He spoke about the project to various publications recently whilst promoting Killing Them Softly.
Is the Marilyn Monroe film Blonde the next thing you’re hoping to start production on?
DOMINIK: That’s the one I want to do. Yeah, definitely. I’m working on that.
What are the challenges, as a filmmaker, in wanting to tell a story like that, that spans her lifetime?
DOMINIK: I don’t know. She died when she was 36, so you probably need someone in their late 20′s to do the part. There’s a huge chunk when she’s seven, and then the rest of it would all be another actor, who’s the main actor.
And you’re hoping that will be Naomi Watts?
DOMINIK: At this stage, yeah.