MICHELLE WILLIAMS TO PORTRAY GOLDEN GLOBE ICON MARILYN MONROE

by HFPA October 8, 2010

Trademark Films and The Weinstein Company have announced that principal photography has started on My Week with Marilyn for seven weeks at Pinewood Studios and on location in and around London.

Michelle Williams who got a Golden Globe nomination for her supporting role in Brokeback Mountain (2006) plays Marilyn Monroe.

The iconic Marilyn Monroe has been nominated twice by the HFPA: Bus Stop, 1957 and Some Like it Hot, 1962 for which she won a Golden Globe for her Leading Role in a Musical or Comedy.

The film My Week with Marilyn chronicles a week in the life of Marilyn Monroe in which she escapes the shackles of her Hollywood career and embraces British life with a 23-year-old assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe.

Watch below a tribute of Marilyn Monroe at the 1962 Golden Globe Awards.