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Michelle Williams Offered Marilyn Monroe Role

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Casting, Celeb News

Michelle Williams has been asked to portray one of film’s biggest stars.

The Oscar nominee has been lined up to play tragic screen icon v in movie My Week With Marilyn, a feature that will focus on the making of her 1957 film The Prince And The Showgirl with Laurence Olivier.

Although Michelle has been offered the part by director Simon Curtis and producer David Parfitt, the 29-year-old beauty has asked for some time decide whether or not the part is right for her. Simon is due to meet with her in 10 days to receive her decision. If she accepts, Michelle will start filming in London in June.

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In Theaters This Weekend: November 20, 2009

The Blind Side

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Blind Side (PG-13): starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron (directed by John Lee Hancock)
  • New Moon (PG-13): starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner (directed by Chris Weitz)
  • Planet 51 (PG): starring Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel (directed by Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad)

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First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio in Scorsese’s Shutter Island


When comes calling, the stars show up.

For his first film since Revolutionary Road, Leonardo DiCaprio reteams with his three-time director for , another Boston-area set thriller from author Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River). The story centers around a search for a criminally-insane patient from a mental institution.

, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Jackie Earle Haley, Emily Mortimer and Max von Sydow all join DiCaprio for this adaptation. Shutter Island opens on October 2.


This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: May 5, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Enchanted April: DVD
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Blu-ray
  • Grease: Blu-ray
  • It Could Happen to You: Blu-ray
  • Last Chance Harvey: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Roxanne: Blu-ray
  • Saturday Night Fever: Blu-ray
  • Twilight: Blu-ray
  • Wendy and Lucy: DVD


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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: March 10, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

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In Theaters This Weekend: December 12, 2008

Nothing Like the Holidays

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In Theaters This Weekend: October 24, 2008

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Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • High School Musical 3 (G): starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale (directed by Kenny Ortega)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D (PG): starring Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey (directed by Henry Selick)
  • Pride and Glory (R): starring Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight (directed by Gavin O’Connor)
  • Saw V (R): starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson (directed by David Hackl)

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    Box Office Breakdown: Women Rule with Baby Mama

    Baby Mama

    Although still struggles to compete on Thursdays, Tina Fey’s had no problem topping the competition.  The film, co-starring Amy Poehler, earned $17.4 million and made a showing for women everywhere.  When’s the last time a movie with two female leads debuted at #1?

    Interestingly enough, Mama‘s screen average ($6845) was outdone by another female-centric movie: .  The movie that was directed and written by star Helen Hunt earned $8066 per screen this weekend.  Fairly impressive considering Found, also featuring Bette Midler, opened in 44th place.

    Friday’s other big entry - - came in second place with a $14.9 million take.  Surprisingly, that gross nearly equals what the original film raked in during it’s total run.

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    In Theaters This Weekend (4/25)

    Baby Mama

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    Martin Scorsese Reteams with Leonardo DiCaprio

    Put Description HereMuses can come in all different shapes and sizes.  Woody Allen has Scarlett while Spielberg has Tom Hanks.  For , his actor of choice has clearly become Leo.

    The Academy Award-winning director and will soon be reteaming for their fourth project together.  Shutter Island will follow their work on The Gangs of New York, The Aviator and last year’s winner, The Departed.

    Shutter is based off a book written by Dennis Lehane, the same man behind two critically-acclaimed films: Mystic River and .  The story focuses on two marshals who become trapped on a Boston-area island while searching for a criminally insane escapee.  (Lehane’s stories are primarily set around Boston.)

    The movie, which starts production next month, already boasts an all-star cast.  Joining DiCaprio will be Mark Ruffalo (Reservation Road), Max von Sydow (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Emily Mortimer (Lars and the Real Girl), Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children), Ben Kingsley (You Kill Me), (Brokeback Mountain) and Patricia Clarkson (No Reservations).


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