Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson to play Marilyn Monroe?

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With our home-grown English rose Anna Friel starring as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Audrey Tautou playing Chanel in Coco Before Chanel, it wasn’t going to be long before the 50s siren Marilyn Monroe would be reincarnated on our screens.

Cue the forthcoming My Week With Marilyn, adapted from a diary by Colin Clark. Rumour has it, Scarlett Johansson is being considered to play Marilyn in the film, which will be directed by Tony Curtis.

My Week With Marilyn is a diary by Colin Clark, who chaperoned Monroe while she was filming The Prince and The Showgirl and gives a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Hollywood goddess.

She may be currently rocking a cute auburn crop, but anyone who’s seen Ms Johansson Marilyn-blonde as the face of Dolce & Gabbana can see where the inspiration to cast her might have come from. This is definitely one to look out for – we can’t wait!

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Trace the style of the 50s starlett on the Marilyn Monroe website.