Blonde, Netflix’s upcoming adult-only Marilyn Monroe movie, is the latest Hollywood biopic to mark on your calendars. And we’ve just been treated to our first taster.
The film comes as yet another addition to the slew of celebrity screen adaptations to hit our screen, following in the footsteps of Hulu’s Pam and Tommy and of course, right before the forthcoming Madonna film that we’re all at the edge of our seats for.
The new feature reimagines the life of Ms Monroe and is being touted as Netflix’s first-ever adult-only movie. But what exactly does that entail? Well for starters, it is rumoured to include some pretty graphic sex scenes hence the 18+ rating, though we can also expect some controversial topics to be explored in the film’s plot, according to early viewers.
Here’s everything you need to know about Blonde…
Who has been cast in Blonde?
Netflix has pulled together a star-studded cast for this one, meaning already our expectations are high.
Cuban actor Ana De Armas has been cast as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. James Bond fans will know Armas from the final Bond film, No Time To Die, but she has also appeared in a number of other Hollywood blockbusters including Knives Out and Blade Runner. She most recently also starred alongside Ben Affleck in the Amazon Prime film, Deep Water.
Armas will be joined by Bobby Cannavale and Adrien Brody — who will play the Hollywood sweetheart’s second and third husbands. Meanwhile, Mare of Easttown star Julianne Nicholson will play Monroe’s mother.
What is Blonde about?
The film is an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ book, Blonde – a fictionalised historical novel chronicling Marilyn Monroe’s life. Delving into the nitty-gritty of everything surrounding the icon and her personal life, the book covers her marriages, affairs, and the theory of her suspected murder.