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Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde official trailer at San Sebastian Film Festival
Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde by Ana de Armas (Netflix)

Blonde, based on the book of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates and starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe is the surprise film of the 70th San Sebastian Festival. The screening of the film will be attended by Ana de Armas and director, Andrew Dominik.

Fresh from competition in the official selection of the Venice Festival, Blonde is the latest film from Andrew Dominik, director of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Ford, Killing them Softly and This Much I Know To Be True. His take on the figure of Marilyn Monroe based on the story of Joyce Carol Oates explores the difference between the public and private persona of the mythical North American actress.

Based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde boldly reimagines the life of one of Hollywood’s most enduring icons, Marilyn Monroe. From her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, Blonde blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and private selves.

Blonde, also starring Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Caspar Phillipson, Evan Williams, Toby Huss, Julianne Nicholson, premieres on Netflix on September 28.

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