Jessica Chastain In
Talks to Play Marilyn
Monroe – 7 Other Stars
Who Have Starred as
the Blonde Bombshell
Everyone’s favorite redhead, Jessica Chastain, may soon be playing the world’s most famous blonde—Marilyn Monroe.
According to a new report, the Academy Award nominee is in talks to play the Hollywood icon in a big-screen adaptation of Blonde, the novel by Joyce Carol Oates.
The Pulitzer Prize finalist, which is actually a work of fiction, delves into Marilyn’s personal life, from her beginnings as a model to her quick rise to fame as an international sex symbol.
TheWrap.com reports Andrew Dominik is set to direct the flick, while Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B is rumored to produce.
In 2001—just one year after the book was published—CBS adapted the bestseller into a mini series starring Poppy Montgomery as the late star.
Of course, there have been countless stars to channel their inner Marilyn for the cameras—like these 7 celebs!