It was recently announced that Netflix's upcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic has acquired an official NC-17 certification from the Motion Picture Association for “sexual material,” making it the first Netflix Original movie to receive the uncommon adults-only designation.
In Blonde, which stars Ana de Armas (Deep Water) as the legendary actress and pinup model, director/writer Andrew Dominik earlier predicted that the picture would receive an NC-17 rating, telling Screen Rant, “It's a difficult movie.”
If the audience doesn't like it, that's the fucking audience's problem, not your problem. It is not running for public office at this time. The movie is about Marilyn Monroe, and it's rated NC-17, so it's kind of what you're looking for, right? “I'd like to witness the Marilyn Monroe story as it is presented in the NC-17 version.”
What is the Story Behind Blonde?
Blonde, a fictionalized historical novel about Marilyn Monroe's life, was adapted into a film by Joyce Carol Oates. The book covers her marriages, affairs, and the notion of her probable murder, delving into the nitty-gritty of everything around the icon and her personal life.
However, rather than being a precise retelling of her life, Oates' novel is a reinterpretation, with extra creativity and fantasy, so we can expect the same from Netflix's adaptation.
Netflix hired 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, as well as Brad Pitt, to co-produce the film, which was written and directed by Andrew Dominik.
Who's in the Cast of the Netflix Film Blonde?
Here's a list of Blonde cast members and the characters they play, according to IMDb:
- Marilyn Monroe as Ana de Armas
- The Playwright, Adrien Brody
- The Ex-Athlete stars Bobby Cannavale.
- Gladys is played by Julianne Nicholson.
- The President, Caspar Phillipson
- Miss Flynn is played by Sara Paxton.
- Whitey is played by Toby Huss.
- Yvet is played by Rebecca Wisocky.
- Cassis is played by Xavier Samuel.
- Mr. Z is played by David Warshofsky.
- Eddy is played by Evan Williams.
- Jean is played by Catherine Dent.
- Young Norma Jeane (Lily Fisher)
- Tony Curtis is played by Michael Masini.
- James Dean is played by Luke Whoriskey.
Blonde: The Story
Because it is a dramatized biopic, it will not be an accurate picture of Monroe's life. Instead, it's a made-up story about her sudden rise to stardom, contacts with a slew of Hollywood celebrities, and her infamous affair with JFK.
The Kennedy brothers (Robert and John) are also suspected of being involved in the assassination of Marilyn Monroe. In contrast, the narrative will concentrate only on her relationship with John, the president at the time.
Blonde: When Will It Be Released?
Netflix started started in August 2016 that they would be handling the distribution of the film as well. When Thierry Frémaux requested that Blonde premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in June 2021, Netflix declined because the film could only be exhibited outside of competition at the festival.
A 2022 interview with Dominik revealed that the picture would retain its NC-17 certification and that he expected it to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival the following year, while also praising de Armas' performance.
Even though the film was not selected for the Cannes Film Festival in 2022, Dominik expressed hope that it would be selected for the Venice Film Festival in the same year. In honor of the 79th Venice Picture Festival, Blonde will be released on Netflix sometime after September 10th, 2022. The film will make its world premiere during the festival this year.
Trailer of Blonde
A trailer for the film has yet to be released, even though filming began in 2019. Netflix, on the other hand, is accustomed to dealing with this. Netflix generally releases trailers closer to the release date, and given that this film has a strong chance of being nominated for an Academy Award in 2023, it's clear why the streaming service is keeping everything under lock and key.
The Cannes Picture Festival has expressed interest in screening the film first, according to the festival's website. Consequently, we may expect the picture to premiere at film festivals first, followed by a wider release later on in the year.
In addition to directing films such as The Assassination of Jesse James and television shows such as Mindhunter, Andrew Dominik is a notable figure in the industry.
Also noteworthy is the fact that Ana de Armas has established herself as a standout performer, having acted in films such as Blade Runner 2049 and the most recent James Bond picture, No Time to Die.
No reason to believe that Blonde will not be one of the best pictures of the year, and I can't wait for it to hit theatres in the coming months.
Frequently Asked Questions are Included Below
Is the Blonde Movie Based on a True Story?
Blonde Movie is based on the life of actress Marilyn Monroe and is directed by David O. Russell.
Who is the Actress who Portrays Marilyn Monroe in the Blonde Film?
Ana de Armas portrays Marilyn Monroe in this film.