Netflix To Do Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde”

Nearly four years on since “Killing Them Softly” hit cinemas, filmmaker Andrew Dominik (“Chopper,” “The Assassination of Jesse James”) returns with the Nick Cave documentary “One More Time With Feeling” which hits next month.

Ahead of that though, he’s given an interview with Indiewire and offered an update on his long in the works Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde”. A film adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates biography, the project had Naomi Watts and later Jessica Chastain set to star, but never quite came together and has been all quiet for a few years.

Today he revealed that the project will now be a Netflix production with filming to begin early next year. He confirms he has a new actress onboard to play Marilyn Monroe but won’t say who it will be at the moment. He does say it will be more wide appealing than some of his previous work: “I’m very grateful. My idea with the film is to make something a little more accessible than what I’ve done before. It moves a bit faster.”

Dominik previously indicated not to expect a straight-forward biopic with this one being very much reliant on imagery over dialogue: “It’s a really sprawling, emotional nightmare fairy-tale type movie, and I really want to do it real bad… It’s a story about an abandoned orphan who gets lost in the woods.”