Emma Watson cast in MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
The lovely Emma Watson has finally added her first live-action role not Harry Potter-based to her slate. The actress has joined Simon Curtis’ MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, based on the Colin Clark memoir. The film already has Michelle Williams lined up as Marilyn, Eddie Redmayne as Clark, and Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier (the film chronicles Clark’s friendship with Monroe while he served as Olivier’s assistant on the set of their film, THE PRINCESS AND THE SHOWGIRL). The impressive cast also includes Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, and Derek Jacobi.
Watson’s part, though small, will mark her first foray on to the live-action screen as a character other than the beloved Hermione Granger. She will play Lucy, “a costume assistant who has a brief romance with Clark.” But what’s truly most interesting about Watson taking a part that is touted as small and accommodating to her college schedule is that it highlights that Watson is not taking any large chunks of time off from school for work (she currently attends Brown). Such news seems to make those previous rumbles that she was gunning for the lead in the currently filming THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO remake seem a bit far-fetched now.
Watson was attached to the Perks of Being a Wallflower film adaptation back in May, however, there has been no news since that initial announcement.
And while, of the two Marilyn films currently in the works, I’m still most excited about Andrew Dominik’s Naomi Watts-starring, Joyce Carol Oates novel-based BLONDE, I can’t wait to see Hermione, uh, Watson, in a new role.
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