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Jessica Chastain To Play Marilyn Monroe

By Garth Franklin Tuesday April 22nd 2014 11:54PM

Jessica Chastain ("The Help," "Zero Dark Thirty") is nearing a deal to play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's passion project "Blonde" for Plan B and Worldview Entertainment.

Based on the imaginary Monroe memoirs "Blonde" by Joyce Carol Oates, the story looks at the "imagined inner life of the iconic actress".

Naomi Watts was previously attached to play Monroe in an earlier incarnation of the project back in 2010. Brad Pitt will produce and was reportedly instrumental in convincing Chastain to tackle the challenging role.

Production is expected to start in August.

Source: The Wrap

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