The Weinstein Company has released the first theatrical trailer for their upcoming My Week with Marilyn.The biographical drama stars the Oscar-nominated Michelle Williams as the iconic actress, singer and model, Marilyn Monroe. ‘My Week with Marilyn’ is based on the memoir of Colin Clark, who was an assistant to Laurence Olivier on ‘The Prince And The Showgirl,’ and who escorted Marilyn Monroe around Britain after her husband Arthur Miller left the country.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for My Week With Marilyn
In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott).
Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.
Additional cast include Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Julia Ormond, Dougray Scott, Derek Jacobi, Dominic Cooper and Emma Watson.
My Week With Marilyn is directed by Simon Curtis and is set to hit theaters on November 4th, in limited release.