"My Week With Marilyn," Starring Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne, Arrives in Theatres Nov. 23

News   "My Week With Marilyn," Starring Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne, Arrives in Theatres Nov. 23
 
"My Week With Marilyn," the new Adrian Hodges film starring Tony Award winner Eddie Redmayne as a hopeful British filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams as the blonde American icon, debuts in cinemas across the U.S. Nov. 23.

Dougray Scott and Michelle Williams in
Dougray Scott and Michelle Williams in "My Week with Marilyn." Photo by Laurence Cendrowicz

Simon Curtis (A Lie of the Mind, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, "Mrs. Dalloway") directed the new film from the Weinstein Company, set during the making of the 1957 film "The Prince and the Show Girl," in which Marilyn Monroe starred opposite Laurence Olivier, who also directed and produced.

Based on the memoirs of late British filmmaker Colin Clar, "My Week With Marilyn" centers on a week in the life of the infamous Hollywood star as she escapes the camera in the English countryside. Hodges authored the screenplay. 

Redmayne (Red), who was recently announced for the upcoming film of Les Miserables, portrays Clar opposite Williams ("Brokeback Mountain") as Monroe.

The cast also features Kenneth Brannagh as Olivier; Dougray Scott as Monroe's husband, American playwright Arthur Miller; and Zoe Wanamaker as Monroe's acting coach, Paula Strasberg.

Also featured are Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Derek Jacobi, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond, Toby Jones and Richard Clifford.

"My Week With Marilyn" offers several musical numbers, including "Heatwave" and "That Old Black Magic," which were co-choreographed by Tony Award-winning Anything Goes director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall and Denise Faye (Guys and Dolls, Song and Dance, Jerome Robbins' Broadway).

The soundtrack to the film also captures Williams' vocals as Monroe on "When Love Goes Wrong, Nothing Goes Right/Heatwave," "It's a Wrap, I Found a Dream" and "That Old Black Magic."

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