Here is our first look at actress Naomi Watts in full costume as the iconic Marilyn Monroe in a new promo photo for the upcoming biopic on MM‘s life titled Blonde. Due to begin shooting early next year, Blonde is the long-talked about film about the life and death of Marilyn Monroe. It remains to be seen if Naomi is capable of bringing Marilyn to life on the big screen but judging by this first photo, she’s kinda got the look down:
Here is the first promo pic of Naomi Watts as Marilyn Monroe for the upcoming biopic, Blonde, which will be directed by Andrew Dominik. It’s an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ imaginary Marilyn Monroe memoir that will start shooting in January 2011. This pic was taken at the Cannes Film Festival by Allocine.com.
In all honesty, it doesn’t matter who plays Marilyn Monroe in a biopic based on her life … NO ONE will be able to be the Marilyn to satisfy everyone. That being said, I can see how Naomi Watts might have the acting ability to do the larger-than-life Marilyn justice. Not only does the actress who plays Marilyn have to look like her but she has to be able to act convincingly enough to due her justice … that is no small feat. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how Blonde turns out but I’m hopeful it’ll be a smash hit. What do y’all think, is Naomi Watts the right woman to play Marilyn Monroe in this new film?