First Trailer for My Week with Marilyn Starring Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh
10.07.11 by Ryan
The first trailer for My Week With Marilyn has arrived online, right before the movie premieres at the New York Film Festival this weekend.
My Week With Marilyn is based on two memoirs by Colin Clark, who worked as an assistant director on Sir Laurence Olivier's 1957 movie The Prince and the Showgirl, which Olivier directed and starred in with Marilyn Monroe. As the title suggests, Clark (played by Eddie Redmayne) spent a week with Marilyn (Michelle Williams) on the British set, where she worked with Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and was also on honeymoon with her husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott). When Miller leaves the country for France during the Week, Clark shows Marilyn British life as she escapes from her Hollywood routine. The movie also co-stars Emma Watson and Dame Judi Dench.
Screenwriter Adrian Hodges (David Copperfield) adapted Clark's two books, My Week With Marilyn and The Prince, The Showgirl and Me, into the screenplay for the movie, which was directed by Simon Curtis (A Short Stay in Switzerland). Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) co-stars as photographer Milton H. Greene while Zoe Wanamaker (Harry Potter) plays Monroe's acting coach, Paula Strasberg.