Ana De Armas Transforms Into Marilyn Monroe in Official Trailer for “Blonde”

Ana De Armas in
Ana De Armas in "Blonde"

After years in the making, Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde is finally coming to Netflix this fall. The streaming giant dropped the first trailer for the highly-anticipated film which shows Ana de Armas transform into one of the biggest Hollywood icons of all time.

Blonde is based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates and it explores the complicated life of one of the most recognizable stars of Hollywood’s golden age. The first trailer chronicles her struggle to get used to fame while facing countless issues in her private life.

“I know you’re supposed to get used to it, but I just can’t… I can’t face doing another scene with Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn doesn’t exist. When I come out of my dressing room, I’m Norma Jean. I’m still her when the camera is rolling. Marilyn Monroe only exists on the screen,” Monroe tells Joe DiMaggio (Bobby Cannavale) in the new trailer.

In addition to De Armas and Cannavale, Blonde also stars Adrien Brody as Arthur Miller, Caspar Phillipson as John F. Kennedy, Julianne Nicholson as Gladys Pearl Baker, and Xavier Samuel as Charles Chaplin Jr.

Blonde will have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival before heading to Netflix on September 28. It will make history as the first NC-17-rated film to premiere on this streaming service.