Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana De Armas ‘will offend everyone,’ says director Andrew Dominik

Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana De Armas ‘will offend everyone,’ says Australian director Andrew Dominik

The NC-17 rated biopic of Marilyn Monroe starring Ana de Armas has “everything to offend everyone”, says the film’s Australian director Andrew Dominik.

The 54-year-old New Zealand native, in an interview with Vulture on Wednesday, said he was surprised Netflix’s next film would receive an NC-17 rating, which does not allow anyone under the age of 18 to watch in rooms under any circumstances.

“On the one hand, I think if given the choice, I’d rather go see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story. Because we know her life was on the edge, clearly, in the way which it ended. Do you want to see the warts and all version or do you want to see this sanitized version?” Dominik said.

Upcoming biopic: The NC-17 rated biopic of Marilyn Monroe starring Ana de Armas, shown last September in London, has “something to offend everyone”, says the film’s Australian director Andrew Dominik

Blonde, based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates, has been a long-running project for Dominik, with filming set to begin in January 2011.

Dominik said it was an “interesting time” for Blonde’s release.

“If it had come out a few years ago, it would have come out just as Me Too hit and it would have been an expression of all of that. We’re now in a time, I think, where people don’t know really not where the lines are,” he said.

“It’s a movie that definitely has a moral about it. But it’s swimming in very ambiguous waters because I don’t think it’s going to be as straightforward as people want to see it. world, added Dominik.

Longtime project: Blonde, based on Joyce Carol Oates' 2000 novel of the same name about Marilyn Monroe (shown in a 1953 promo for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), has been a longtime project for Dominik with a planned first shoot in January.  2011

Longtime project: Blonde, based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 novel of the same name about Marilyn Monroe (shown in a 1953 promo for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), has been a longtime project for Dominik with a planned first shoot in January. 2011

Australian director: Blond director Dominik, presented in September 2016 in Italy, was born in New Zealand and has lived in Australia since he was two years old

Australian director: Blond director Dominik, presented in September 2016 in Italy, was born in New Zealand and has lived in Australia since he was two years old

Jessica Chastain, 45, was in talks in 2014 to play Monroe.

Cuban actress de Armas, 34, was cast in late 2019 for the lead role.

Dominik gushed about the actress while answering a question about her casting Australian actor and comedian Eric Bana, 53, to play notorious Australian criminal Mark ‘Chopper’ Read in his 2000 biopic Chopper.

Lead role: Cuban actress de Armas, presented in January 2020 at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, was cast in late 2019 for the lead role of Blonde

Lead role: Cuban actress de Armas, presented in January 2020 at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, was cast in late 2019 for the lead role of Blonde

“He could do Mark. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen Mark ‘Chopper’ Read, the real guy? It’s amazing how close Eric is to this guy. His own father believed that in parts of Chopper it was actually Mark. Usually the problem with most movies is that they are poorly released. Not most movies, but it can happen,” Dominik said.

“It’s the same problem with Blonde. You have to choose someone you buy like Marilyn Monroe. She’s amazing, that girl. You have no idea, man. You have no idea how good Ana is. She is as good as James Gandolfini,” he said.

Blonde is slated for release in September on Netflix and will be the streaming service’s first original film to earn an NC-17 rating.

Hollywood icon: Monroe appears in March 1962 at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills

Hollywood icon: Monroe appears in March 1962 at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills

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