- Ana de Armas is set to star in Andrew Dominik’s Blonde.
- The film is a biopic about iconic American actress and model Marilyn Monroe.
- New reports indicate the film will premiere at Venice Film Festival in September.
It’s been a long and winding road for Blonde, Netflix’s biopic about legendary American actress and model Marilyn Monroe. Originally set to hit theaters last year, the Andrew Dominik-directed film was delayed into 2022 due to rumors that Netflix was taken aback by the film’s explicit nature.
Dominik obviously remained committed to his vision, though, as Netflix ultimately agreed to release the NC-17 cut of the film, a decision that the filmmaker himself obviously believes was the right one:
“It’s an NC-17 movie about Marilyn Monroe, it’s kind of what you want, right? I want to go and see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story,” Dominik said back in February.
Ana de Armas’ Blonde to premiere at Venice Film Festival in September
Now, after all of the drama surrounding the film, it appears as though Blonde finally has a solid premiere date as new reports indicate it’s set to debut at Venice Film Festival in September:
The streamer’s Venice titles include Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde” starring Bond girl Ana de Armas (“No Time to Die”) as the Hollywood icon; Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise,” with Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver and Jodie Turner-Smith, which is based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Don DeLillo; “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” the new film from Oscar winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu, which chronicles the story of a Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker going through an existential crisis; and Romain Gavras’ modern tragedy “Athena,” co-written by the French “The World is Yours” director with “Les Miserables” filmmaker Ladj Ly. [via Variety]
Speaking about the film earlier this year, Dominik said that the movie will likely “offend everyone”:
“[If] it would have come out right when #MeToo hit and it would have been an expression of all that stuff. We’re in a time now, I think, where people are really uncertain about where any lines are. It’s a film that definitely has a morality about it. But it swims in very ambiguous waters because I don’t think it will be as cut-and-dried as people want to see it. There’s something in it to offend everyone,” Dominik said. [via Vulture]
In addition to de Armas in the starring role, Blonde stars Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, and Julianne Nicholson.