Before he went off to make Killing Them Softly, The Assassination of Jesse James director Andrew Dominik was developing a film about Marilyn Monroe. It was a semi-fictional take, based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel Blonde, which imagines Monroe’s thoughts.
It seems that while Dominik put the project to one side while he made Killing Me Softly with Brad Pitt, he hasn’t given up on it and now he’s even got Pitt involved, as the star’s Plan B production company will now produce Blonde, according to the LA Times. Dominik comments, “I wanted to make a $15-million movie. I wanted to make a movie that was cheap and could make its money back, because I’d like to keep working with Brad and I’d like us to have more expensive playdates than the last one. I would like to make someone some money.”
At the moment it seems Pitt is only attached to produce, but he may end up starring. It’s also unclear if Naomi Watts is still involved, who was set to play Monroe a couple of years ago.