My Week with Marilyn trailer arrives
The trailer for My Week with Marilyn has arrived, and it shows Michelle Williams selling the performance physically, if not totally verbally, she's definitely close to the character. Alongside her she has Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond, Judi Dench, Toby Jones, Emma Watson, Dominic Cooper, Dougray Scott, Derek Jacobi, Geraldine Somerville, Jim Carter, Geraldine Somerville, Simon Russell Beale and Zoë Wanamaker. Phew, that's a fair list.
Directed by Simon Curtis it is set to tell the story of the young man who was tasked with looking after Marilyn Munroe when she came to England to star in The Prince and the Showgirl with Sir Laurence Olivier.
Here's the blurb for My Week with Marilyn:
In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of 'The Prince and the Showgirl'. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott). Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn - this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.
Simon Curtis is more known for his television work than feature, so this marks a big moment for him, particularly as the film is packed with stars and looks like it could be reaching a large audience, after all everyone is intrigued by the stories of the real Marilyn Monroe to some degree aren't they?
The trailer looks interesting as its set to really differentiate the Marilyn the cameras saw and the one that the young man sees, although the first review I've seen of it hasn't been glowing, I think there's enough talent and an interesting enough story to draw people's attention to.