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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2011: Simon Curtis’ My Week With Marilyn

With her perf in Blue Valentine, you can say I’ve joined the Michelle Williams bandwagon…so I’ll be looking forward to her next roles especially a toughie like this one. Add this to the film history buff in me and the fact that I’ve always had a preference for snapshot biopics (where elements of one’s life are covered in less than a month) and I’m officially curious about Curtis’ feature film debut.

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#79. My Week with Marilyn

Director: Simon Curtis
Producers: David Parfitt
Distributor: The Weinstein Co.

The Gist: The film centers on a week Monroe’s life in the summer of 1956 on the set of the movie The Prince and the Showgirl. Based on the diary of an employee of Laurence Olivier (Branagh), a certain Colin Clark, who was charged with looking after Marilyn Monroe (Williams) when she arrived in London to shoot the film…(more)

Cast: Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Eddie Redmayne, Dougray Scott, Julia Ormond and Dominic Cooper

List Worthy Reasons…: With her perf in Blue Valentine, you can say I’ve joined the Michelle Williams bandwagon…so I’ll be looking forward to her next roles especially a toughie like this one. Add this to the film history buff in me and the fact that I’ve always had a preference for snapshot biopics (where elements of one’s life are covered in less than a month) and I’m officially curious about Curtis’ feature film debut. 

Release Date/Status?: Currently in post-production, I imagine this will receive a festival premiere – perhaps the fall and if I had to guess it, perhaps a domestic release in November.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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