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Meet Your New Marilyn Monroe! Lifetime Casts Its Upcoming Miniseries!

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Kelli Garner has scored the role of a Lifetime!

The Pan Am alum has been chosen to star as Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime's upcoming biographical miniseries.

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The four-hour mini, based on the book The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli, will cover Marilyn's personal struggles that she keeps out of the spotlight.

According to Lifetime:

"Marilyn is both the personification of sex, whose first marriage ironically collapses because of her frigidity, and a fragile artist who seeks the approval and protection of men. But after tumultuous marriages with Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, she realizes she has the strength to stand on her own. She becomes the face and voice of an era, yet wants most of all to be someone's mother and someone's little girl. She's the Marilyn you haven't seen before, the artist who, by masking the truth with an image, gives her greatest performance."

Sounds like a poignant part!

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Kelli will star alongside Susan Sarandon, who has been cast as Marilyn's troubled mother Gladys.

What do U think of the casting?

Does she stand up to some of the other leading ladies who have stepped into those iconic shoes?

[Image via Guillermo Proano/WENN.]

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2 comments to “Meet Your New Marilyn Monroe! Lifetime Casts Its Upcoming Miniseries!”

  1. 1

    Don't get the channel but think the casting at least for Marilyn is terrible. She was a bit before my time but I have watched her movies. She had platinum hair (guess they could color the hair) but more importantly she had curves, men in the 50's wanted women with curves, not thin like today where men almost want you to have bulimia or something.

  2. sincere says – reply to this


    Kelli Garner looks like Meg Ryan she's cute but not sex goddess! Not to put Kelli down I'm sure she will be fine in the movie but she just does not look anything like Marilyn Monroe but I think she will be able to pick up on her mannerism's! I wish Kelli luck she seems sweet!