Jessica Chastain to play Monroe in new biopic?

  • PTI
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2014 15:11 IST

Zero Dark Thirty

star Jessica Chastain is apparently nearing a deal to play legendary actress

Marilyn Monroe

in a new biopic, Blonde.

The film is based on Joyce Carol Oates’ Pulitzer-nominated book about Monroe.

To be directed by Andrew Dominik, the movie would be a more elaborate look into Monroe’s life from the point of view of the screen legend, reported Ace Showbiz. Dominik, who directed and wrote Killing Them Softly and The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford, will be the screenwriter of the project too.

In pics:

Unseen pictures of Marilyn Monroe

Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, is producing the film alongside Worldview Entertainment.

Production of film is expected to begin in August. The Oscar-nominated actress’ notable films include The Help, Zero Dark Thirty and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted among others.

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