Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Bobby Goes Blonde

Finally some forward momentum on The Assassination of Jesse James director Andrew Dominik's next movie, his adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' book about Marilyn Monroe called Blonde -- he's just cast Bobby Cannavale to play the baseball player Joe DiMaggio and Adrien Brody to play the playwright Arthur Miller, aka two of Marilyn's famous husbands. (She was also married once earlier before she became a star.) Here's a picture of a young DiMaggio in the locker-room just cuz: 

You know, for comparison's sake with up top. I've never read Oates' book although I have a copy buried in my apartment somewhere, I guess I should dig it up -- have you read it? Anyway this project keeps reminding me of Nicolas Roeg's 1985 movie Insignificance that has thinly veiled ("thinly" being kind) versions of Marilyn and DiMaggio randomly meeting up with Joe McCarthy and Albert Einstein in a hotel room. That's a weird ass movie, isn't it?

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