The release of the Ana de Armas-starring biopic Blonde, which will be centered around the life of Marilyn Monroe, has been pushed back to 2022.
The news about the Netflix movie’s delay was first reported by Variety, which noted that the upcoming feature was not given a set release date.
The project has been in development ever since 2010 and is taken from the 2000 novel of the same name, which was written by Joyce Carol Oates.
A longer wait: The release of the Ana de Armas-starring biopic Blonde, which will be centered on the life of Marilyn Monroe, has been pushed back to 2022; she is seen at the 77th Golden Globe Awards in 2020
The 33-year-old actress will portray a fictionalized version of the iconic actress in the forthcoming feature.
Adrien Brody and Bobby Cannavale are set to portray two of the actress’ husbands, Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio, respectively.
Monroe’s mother, Gladys Pearl Baker, will be played by Julianne Nicholson.
Several other performers, including Caspar Phillipson, Sarah Paxton and Scoot McNairy, will appear in the feature.
Taking the reins: The 33-year-old actress will portray a fictionalized version of the entertainment industry figure; Monroe is pictured in 1953
Source material: The film is adapted from the 2000 novel of the same name, written by Joyce Carol Oates
Work on the project initially commenced in 2010 when director Andrew Dominik announced that he was planning on working on a biopic centered on the actress.
Naomi Watts and Jessica Chastain were originally tapped to play the entertainment industry figure, but they both dropped out of the role.
De Armas took the lead on the flick in 2019 after becoming close with the filmmaker, who also wrote the film’s script.
Former leads: Naomi Watts and Jessica Chastain were both attached to the feature’s leading role, although they both dropped out; Monroe is seen in 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Dominik, 53, spoke to Collider in 2016 and expressed that the movie would feature several universal themes that would be filtered through the lens of the actress.
He noted that the motion picture would tell ‘basically the story of every human being, but it’s using a certain sense of association that we have with something very familiar, just through media exposure.’
He also noted that he expected to enjoy a large amount of creative freedom with the project, which he had planned out over the course of a decade.
Signing on: The Knives Out actress landed the role in 2019 and subsequently developed a fruitful creative partnership with Dominik; she is seen in 2020
‘It just seems to me to be very resonant. I think the project has got a lot of really exciting possibilities, in terms of what can be done, cinematically,’ he said.
That year, it was announced that Netflix had secured the distribution rights to the highly-anticipated project.
Physical production initially began in Los Angeles three years later.
Going wide: Netflix secured the distribution rights to the project in 2016; Monroe is seen in 1962’s Something’s Got To Give
Thierry Fremaux, who serves as the chief of the Cannes Film Festival, recently revealed that he had requested for the film to be screened during the multi-day event, although a deal was not struck.
Oates also publicly stated that she was satisfied after viewing a rough cut of the feature last year.
A set release date for Blonde has not been revealed as of yet.
Uncertain future: Although Blonde will be made available to the public in 2022, it has not been given a set release date