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Jessica Chastain Could Be Replacing Naomi Watts In New Marilyn Monroe Biopic - But Does She Have The Look To Play The Icon?

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Andrew Dominik's long promised Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde was supposed to shoot last summer with Naomi Watts playing the lead in this reimagined story of Norma Jeane Baker's meteoric rise to fame.

Since then, plans have changed—and so has the leading actress!

Rumors have been swirling that Jessica Chastain will star in the soon-to-be filmed flick, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Joyce Carol Oates.

While we love this Oscar-nominated actress and saw her play a bombshell of sorts in The Help, we're having a hard time picturing her as the sex symbol siren that was Miz Monroe.

So many greats have taken on the damaged icon's role in film and TV, but now we ask U…

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Which Actress Embodies Marilyn The Best?

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Which Actress Embodies Marilyn The Best?

  • Katharine McPhee (5%)
  • Michelle Williams (56%)
  • Blake Lively (9%)
  • Megan Hilty (9%)
  • Jessica Chastain (20%)

Total Votes: 1,375

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12 comments to “Jessica Chastain Could Be Replacing Naomi Watts In New Marilyn Monroe Biopic - But Does She Have The Look To Play The Icon?”

  1. Sam says – reply to this


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    I respectfully disagree, I think Jessica woud be EXCELLENT for the role, more so than naomi.

  2. Sants says – reply to this


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    This picture has been in the works for years and years now…they need to drop it. The competing picture was My Week With Marilyn with Michelle Williams, and she was phenomenal, won the golden globe, was nominated for an oscar, and was the ONLY direct competition to Meryl Streep that year. This picture needs to not happen. it's like if someone came out with a Ray Charles picture 5 years after Ray. very odd for them to even consider moving forward with this….even if its good, sometimes these things just don't work out. Michelle Williams took that moment that any actress would hope to have now.



  3. 3

    A biopic of Marilyn Monroe?! Wow that has not been done before.

  4. Default Setting says – reply to this


    4

    Re: Sants – agreed



  5. 5

    Re: Sants – I totally agree.

  6. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    None of them look remotely like Marilyn Monroe.

  7. Rain says – reply to this


    7

    some how i think J law would be anawesome Monroe

  8. Rain says – reply to this


    8

    some how i think J law would be an awesome Monroe



  9. 9

    Kate Upton looks more like Monrow than any of these lovely ladies. But can she act?

  10. kiki71 says – reply to this


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    I think Jessica would be excellent too. She has more voluptuous facial features than Watts or Willians (who is TINY not curvy) does/ever did. WHO Has issue with her doing it? She has that robust yet feminine edge to her. Nothing fragile or tiny or scrawny about her. Always thought she channeled some Jessica Rabbit! LOL

  11. thatgirl says – reply to this


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    how can you call it a biopic when the book is fictional bullshit?

  12. clash says – reply to this


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    No one can play Marilyn Monroe none of them look like her in face or body its a money making scam…… These woman are ugly compared to Marilyn make a movie about Joe Dimaggio instead! Its sad that all these actresses keep trying to be someone their never gonna be no one takes them seriously!