16 New Photos From MY WEEK WITH MARILYN with Michelle Williams
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN stars Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. The movie also stars Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier, Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark, Dominic Cooper, Dougray Scott as as Arthur Miller, Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh, Vivien Leigh, Judi Dench as Dame Sybil Thorndike, and is directed by Simon Curtis.
Synopsis: In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller.
Nearly 40 years on, his diary account “The Prince, the Showgirl and Me” was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as “My Week with Marilyn” – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.
The film will be released to theaters on November 23, 2011. You can find all our My Week with Marilyn coverage here.