Hello, Norma Jean…

Thank Goodness for the Daily Mail.  They were completely mistaken (as is their custom) in their report the other morning that Angelina Jolie was attached to play Marilyn Monroe in an upcoming biopic.

Which means there is still hope that the Casting Gods will smile favorably upon the lovely likes of Christina Hendricks and Scarlett Johansson for the task of portraying one of the 20th century’s most iconic figures.

Both thesps not only possess the smoldering, voluptuous sex appeal that made Norma Jean Marilyn, but, more importantly, the sort of fragile vulnerability that made Marilyn Norma Jean.

Christina Hendricks channeling Norma Jean
Scarlett Johansson embodying Marilyn

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Film writer and social media marketing professional. 2019 Social Ambassador for the 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival. Previously: social media associate at Warner Archive and script writer for Turner Classic Movies. Working on a Montgomery Clift biography due late 2020.

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