The first film, My Week With Marilyn, is based on the book of the same name that chronicled Monroe’s time in England in 1957 shooting The Prince and the Showgirl, which co-starred Laurence Olivier. The book was written by production assistant Colin Clark. This film will star Michelle Williams as Monroe. Scarlett Johansson was originally offered the part but she turned it down.
The other movie will be based on the novel Blonde, written by Joyce Carol Oates, and is referred to as “imaginary Marilyn Monroe memoir.” Naomi Watts will play Monroe in this film.
Photo: (Left to Right): Naomi Watts, Marilyn Monroe, Michelle Williams.