August 04, 2011

World Premiere of 'My Week with Marilyn' with Emma Watson

The World Premiere of Simon Curtis’ “My Week with Marilyn” will screen as the Centerpiece Gala at the upcoming New York Film Festival on October 9th, the Film Society of Lincoln Center said Thursday.

Based on Colin Clark’s diaries, “My Week with Marilyn,” is set in the early summer of 1956, when a 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of “The Prince and the Showgirl.” It was the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott).

Nearly 40 years on, Clark’s diary account “The Prince, the Showgirl and Me” was published, but one week was missing - which was published some years later as “My Week with Marilyn.” This is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Clark to introduce Monroe to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe who was desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.

Produced by David Parfitt, the Weinstein Company release also stars Dominic Cooper, Judi Dench, Julia Ormond, Zoe Wanamaker, Emma Watson, Toby Jones, Philip Jackson, Geraldine Somerville, Derek Jacobi and Simon Russell Beale. The film is set for a November 4 release.

After seeing Marilyn Monroe so often portrayed in films as a caricature, it is a pleasure to see this complex personality and unique on-screen presence portrayed so well by such a talented actress as Michelle Williams,” commented Richard Peña, Selection Committee Chair & Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center in a statement about the film.
Source: Indiewire

I doubt Emma will be present but there's no official word yet.

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