Even after decades of being laid to rest, the story of pop culture icon Marilyn Monroe remains alive. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Lifetime is gearing up to create a miniseries about one of the world’s most popular icons. Read on to learn more about this story.
The new Lifetime series, tentatively named “Marilyn,” will be based on the book, “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe,” which was written by J. Randy Taraborrelli and published in 2010. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Taraborrelli’s book is the most accurate biography of the style icon and actress. The book talks about Marilyn’s difficult relationship with her real mother, her foster mother, how she dealt with her own mental illness and her relationship with the Kennedys.
The miniseries will be produced by Asylum Entertainment, who is also responsible for the biopic “Ring of Fire” (2012) and “The Kennedys” (2011). It will be written by Stephen Kronish and will be directed by Laura Kollyer. Asylym Entertainment’s Jonathan Koch and Michael Stevens will executive produce the miniseries, alongside Stephen Kronish and Keri Selig.
The blonde pop icon has been portrayed by different famed celebrities throughout the years, from television shows to films. Recently, Charlotte Sullivan, more popularly known as Officer Gail Peck in Global TVs “Rookie Blue,” portrayed Marilyn in the miniseries “The Kennedys.” NBC’s musical drama, “Smash” (2012–2013), explored the life of Marilyn, as the characters tried to create a hit musical about her life. On the silver screen, Marilyn has most recently been portrayed by Michelle Williams in the film “My Week With Marilyn” in 2011.
Lifetime’s latest miniseries biography will join a couple of other miniseries about famous female celebrities, such as Whitney Houston and Aaliyah, whose lives were abruptly cut short.
And that’s it about Lifetime’s upcoming miniseries, “Marilyn,” which will focus on the troubled life of Marilyn Monroe. For more news and updates on upcoming television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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