Andrew Dominik’s BLONDE May Have Found Its Marilyn Monroe

In which Ana de Armas enters talks to become an icon.

According to our friends over at Collider, Andrew Dominik's long-in-the-works Blonde (based on the fictionalized Marilyn Monroe biography of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates) may have found its lead in Blade Runner 2049's Ana de Armas. The film, being produced for Netflix, is said to have entered talks with de Armas to headline the project, but nothing's been signed off on just yet.

Still, though - worth discussing! De Armas is a genuinely interesting choice for this role (we'll next be seeing her in Rian Johnson's Knives Out, headed to theaters this November), and lord knows we're intrigued by the idea of Dominik tackling this subject matter. This is the same director who gave us Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and the undervalued (imho) Killing Them Softly. What does an Andrew Dominik movie about Marilyn Monroe even look like? To say that we're curious to find out would be a massive understatement. We're straight-up thrilled.

Dominik, meanwhile, seems fairly confident that he's working on something special. Collider's quoting him as saying Blonde will be "one of the ten best movies ever made” and "a little more accessible" than the director's previous efforts. That sounds great and all, Andrew, but here's hoping you don't sand off too many of those Dominik Edges. 

Nothing further to report at this time, but we gather we'll here further casting news on this one in the somewhat near future. Stay tuned for further updates on Blonde as they roll in, and please spend the interim revisiting The Assassination of Jesse James and Killing Them Softly. Or seeing them for the first time, if you've been slacking up til this point.