(Pocket-lint) – Netflix is no stranger to big celebrities, but this year the film Blonde takes on one of cinema’s most recognizable characters in the form of Marilyn Monroe.
We’ve got all the important details on this mysterious project, including when you can check it out and how you can do just that.
Blonde release date
Blonde has been in production (or post-production) for a long time, and rumors are constantly circulating about its content, how it will deal with Monroe, and what it will be like to watch.
None of this gets us any closer to a release date for the film, though, and Netflix remains excited despite greenlighting its $22 million budget.
The latest rumors point to a September 2022 release preceded by a run at the Venice Film Festival, but given the scale of the film we’d think it’ll be hitting theaters somewhere too. However, it’s reportedly rated NC-17, so it might not be a box-office hit.
How to see blonde
The good thing is that you can rest easy knowing you can stream the film straight to Netflix when it’s released, regardless of when it comes out and whether or not Netflix has a limited run in theaters.
All you need is share a membership or password with someone who has an account for a day to sit down and check it out for yourself.
The central character in Blonde is played by Ana de Armas, who was so sensational in No Time to Die and Knives Out, and the cast is joined by some other big names:
- Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe
- Adrien Brody as Playwright (Arthur Miller)
- Bobby Cannavale as Ex-Athlete (Joe DiMaggio)
- Caspar Phillipson as the President
- Sara Paxton as Miss Flynn
- Julianne Nicholson as Gladys
You can keep an eye on the cast list as it grows on IMDb.
Blonde tells an explicitly fictionalized story of Marilyn Monroe’s inner workings in the 1950s and 60s, based on a famous book by Joyce Carol Oates. It promises to give a racy, unabashed look at what it was like to be the world’s number one sex symbol during those years, but with a fantastic tilt.
The author of the original book has already praised the film, having seen a rough cut back in 2020:
(Just a side note aside – I’ve seen the rough cut of Andrew Dominick’s adaptation & it’s stunning, brilliant, very disturbing & [perhaps most surprisingly] an absolutely “feminist” interpretation…I’m not sure a male director has ever achieved anything like this.) https://t.co/zUubjH5yqV
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) August 10, 2020
The film is director/writer Andrew Dominik’s brainchild of Killing Them Softly and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
The fact that both Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller are in the cast shows that the film will enter into Monroe’s marriage to every celebrity, while we also know that she will meet President Kennedy just like she did in real life Has .
There’s also credit for “Young Norma Jeane,” Monroe’s real birth name, so we’re assuming we’ll get at least a portrayal of Monroe’s early life, too.
Writing from Max Freeman-Mills.