Kenneth Branagh is apparently in talks to play acting legend Sir Laurence Olivier in the Marilyn Monroe biopic “My Week With Marilyn” for The Weinstein Company reports Production Weekly.
The story is based on a diary by Colin Clark, a young actor who worked for Laurence Olivier when the veteran actor shepherded Marilyn Monroe around London while she shot “The Prince and the Showgirl”.
Michelle Williams is set to play Monroe, no word on who’ll play Clark. Simon Curtis directs and shooting plans to kick off late September.
The project isn’t to be confused with the other Monroe biopic “Blonde” starring Naomi Watts and based on Joyce Carol Oates’ dramatized memoir and directed by Andrew Dominik.