Here's one I really want to see. Andrew Dominik, writer-director of The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford aka my favourite film of 2007 alongside Zodiac, is set to write and direct an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ imaginary Marilyn Monroe memoir Blonde, with Naomi Watts set to star as the legendary icon. The $20 million film will, according to screendaily, shoot in January 2011.
“Why is Marilyn Monroe the great female icon of the 20th Century?" said Dominik. "For men she is an object of sexual desire that is desperately in need of rescue. For women, she embodies all the injustices visited upon the feminine, a sister, a Cinderella, consigned to live among the ashes. I want to tell the story of Norma Jean as a central figure in a fairytale; an orphan child lost in the woods of Hollywood, being consumed by that great icon of the twentieth century.”