Netflix postpones Blonde, the biopic of Marilyn Monroe with Ana de Armas, in 2022

Andrew Dominik is said to be in conflict with the production, who wouldn’t like his first cut.

In development for more than ten years, Blonde hair, the adaptation of the book by Joyce Carol Oates which tells the intimate life of Marilyn Monroe, is one of the most anticipated projects of the moment. Directed by Andrew Dominik (Cowardly Robert Ford’s Assassination of Jesse James, Cogan: Killing Them Softly…), the film shot during the summer of 2019 is carried by the Cuban actress Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049, Knives Out), who accepted this role which had also interested Jessica Chastain and Naomi Watts in the past. In production, we find the Plan B team, which already supported the filmmaker’s latest achievements: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Tracey Landon, Brad Pitt and Scott Robertson.

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Bad news: planned for this year on Netflix, Blonde hair ultimately won’t air until next year, reveals Variety. If the site specializing in cinema does not give details, it is rumored in Hollywood that the director’s first cut wouldn’t appeal to platform executives, in particular because of its too crude sex scenes (a rape is for example told in detail in the novel). Andrew Dominik had also defended an extraordinary film, “with very little dialogue”, which would have participated in the fact of postponing its broadcast after the selection period for the Oscars 2022, where the platform would rather focus on Don’t Look Up, from Adam McKay or The Power of the Dog, by Jane Campion, explains the article. Moreover, Variety recalls that Thierry Frémaux would have liked to show Blonde hair as part of the last Cannes film festival, out of competition, but that Netflix refused to show it to the selection committee.

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