Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Trailer – “Blonde”

By Matt Neglia 

Netflix has released the trailer for Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, “Blonde,” starring Ana de Armas, Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel & Evan Williams. The film will be released on the Netflix streaming platform on September 23rd.​

Click below to see the trailer.

Plot Synopsis: Based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde boldly reimagines the life of Marilyn Monroe, exploring the split between her public and private selves.

“Andrew’s ambitions were very clear from the start — to present a version of Marilyn Monroe’s life through her lens,” says Ana de Armas who stars as the Hollywood icon. “He wanted the world to experience what it actually felt like to not only be Marilyn, but also Norma Jeane. I found that to be the most daring, unapologetic, and feminist take on her story that I had ever seen.” 

Shot in color and in black and white, Dominik looks to be bringing the a strong visual style to the upcoming dark biopic. Said to be shocking and graphic in the way it depicts Monroe’s life, the film will most likely receive an NC-17 rating if it closely follows the novel by Joyce Carol Oates. Ana de Armas has been on the rise the past few years and this looks like it could be her first serious awards play if critics and audiences are able to warm up to what Dominik is delivering. A fall film festival run is all but assured but the question as to how far such a divisive film will go remains to be seen. Whether it’s an awards contender or not, I personally cannot wait to see more from the man who gave us “The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford” and “Killing Them Softly.” What do you think, though? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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