(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)
My Week With Marilyn has been kept quite well under wraps; we are yet to see a trailer but this week a poster has been released online, showing the stunning Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe.
Based on two novels by Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s, the film documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl in 1957.
40 years after the production of this film that famously united Olivier and Monroe, Clark published his diary of the account named “The Prince, the Showgirl and Me“, but one week was missed out. This week is the focus of director Simon Curtis’ film; the week when Monroe’s husband, playwright Arthur Miller, left the country, leaving Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life.
My Week with Marilyn is skipping the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals and will have its premiere at the New York Film Festival prior to its November release. The film will be released in the UK on November 18th.