Netflix has dropped the first teaser to the long-awaited and much-anticipated first official look at director Andrew Dominik’s Blonde, starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, one of Hollywood’s most legendary and enduring icons.
Don’t call it a biopic though. Based on the bestselling and very unconventional novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde boldly reimagines the life of one of Hollywood’s most enduring icons, Marilyn Monroe. From her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, Blonde blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and private selves and may have more in common with David Lynch than David Lean.
“Andrew’s ambitions were very clear from the start — to present a version of Marilyn Monroe’s life through her lens,” says Ana de Armas, who stars as the Hollywood icon. “He wanted the world to experience what it actually felt like to not only be Marilyn, but also Norma Jeane. I found that to be the most daring, unapologetic, and feminist take on her story that I had ever seen.”
Written and directed by Dominik, the film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Academy Award winner Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel and Evan Williams.
Netflix will release Blonde globally on September 23 after a likely run at the Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival or Toronto International Film Festival or combination of.
Here is the teaser trailer and first look photos.