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Jessica Chastain Close to Playing Marilyn in Andrew Dominik’s ‘Blonde’

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What great news, if true. Chastain is really the perfect actress to embody Marilyn, both physically and otherwise. She exudes the same kind of champagne-like aura. Chastain, like Monroe, draws you in while able to reveal vulnerability at the same time. This versatile actress has really needed just the right role to show us what she can REALLY do and this just might be it. Andrew Dominik is exactly the…

New poster for Killing Them Softly

New poster for Killing Them Softly

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Hard to deny Killing Them Softly doesn’t take aim at a broader target than most typical crime films try to hit. Full-size splatter pattern after the cut.

Killing Them Softly, theatrical poster

Killing Them Softly, theatrical poster

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Andrew Dominik & Casey Affleck reteam for crime thriller

Andrew Dominik & Casey Affleck reteam for crime thriller

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Another top-tier director dipping into gritty genre entertainment. Life is sweet. Film School Rejects says Andrew Dominik is putting his Marilyn project on hold to focus first on a crime thriller. Set to begin filming in January, the director of The Assassination of Jesse James is teaming up once again with Casey Affleck whose cagey offhand announcement makes it all the more intriguing: When questioned specifically about what Dominik and…

Naomi Watts as Marilyn Monroe?

Naomi Watts as Marilyn Monroe?

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Andrew Dominik is set to direct Blonde — a Marilyn Monroe biopic based on the fictional memoir by Joyce Carol Oates. FirstShowing links to news at ScreenDaily: Dominik, who last directed The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, explains his desire to make Blonde: ‚ÄúWhy is Marilyn Monroe the great female icon of the 20th Century? For men she is an object of sexual desire that is…

Andrew Dominik’s “Cities of the Plain”?

Andrew Dominik’s “Cities of the Plain”?

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Commenter Brian Kinsley at In Contention reads a spoiler-ish LATimes piece about The Road so we won’t have to. (There’s a tip-off to a change from the novel that I don’t want to know about.) Here’s something we can read that inspires anticipation instead of ruining it: Using money from public relations executives and nascent producers Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, Wechsler won “The Road’s” movie rights in a bidding…