The first trailer for ‘My Week with Marilyn’ — starring Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine, Brokeback Mountain) as Marilyn Monroe, was released on October 5. Based on the memoir The Prince, the Showgirl and Me, written by Laurence Olivier’s assistant Colin Clark, the film takes places during the 1956 production of The Prince and the Showgirl in England.
The footage reveals a week originally missing from Clark’s diary, when the assistant showed Monroe an idyllic time away from the tensions on the set between the actress and Olivier, played by Kenneth Branagh (Valkyrie), and the pressures of her Hollywood persona.
After Monroe’s husband, playwright Arthur Miller, leaves England, she has a fling with the young Clark, played by Eddie Redmayne (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), who falls for the sex symbol.
The film screens at the New York Film Festival this weekend and releases on November 4 in North America, November 18 in the UK, Denmark and Sweden in November and other markets in early 2012.