Netflix has recently dropped the first teaser of the upcoming iconic biopic Blonde. Ana de Armas starred as the Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming movie. The trailer starts with actress Ana de Armas sobbing as the blonde bombshell who says she does not want to be abandoned before her male makeup artist tells her that her friend will be coming ‘soon’ to help her. Soon after she catches a look at herself in the mirror and perks up which leads to a smile and laugh, which highlights her mercurial nature.
De Armas is also seen dressed up in character for some of Monroe’s biggest hit films from the 1950s, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Seven Year Itch. The star, who used to date Oscar-winning actor and director Ben Affleck, was stunning as the Hollywood legend who died under mysterious circumstances in 1962. The Blonde clip has a haunting feel that suggests Monroe was vulnerable yet caught up in her own movie star image.
The movie goddess is also seen being mobbed by fans and the press as the police help the distressed celebrity through a crowd. Over the clip, Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend is sung in a slow, moody voice. Blonde is based on a 2000 book by Joyce Carol Oates and is directed by Andrew Dominik. Blonde is scheduled for release in September on Netflix and will be the streaming service’s first original film to garner an NC-17 rating.
However, there has been controversy over Netflix sharing a film with an NC-17 rating but the director blew off the uproar in February: “It’s an NC-17 movie about Marilyn Monroe, it’s kind of what you want, right? I want to go and see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story.” Blonde has been a longtime project for Dominik with shooting first scheduled to start way back in January 2011. Netflix Blonde cast also includes Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel and Evan Williams.
Meanwhile, the official Blonde synopsis from Netflix reads, “The film boldly reimagines the life of one of Hollywood’s most enduring icons, Marilyn Monroe. From her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, Blonde blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and private selves.”
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