Marilyn Monroe and her legacy will probably be reconsidered within the newest CNN Unique Sequence. A press launch has introduced that the four-part docuseries “Reframed: Marilyn Monroe” will premiere January 16. The mission is narrated by two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain and produced by RAW (CNN’s “Three Similar Strangers”).
That includes commentary from Monroe’s buddy Amy Greene, critics Angelica Jade Bastien and Christina Newland, and actresses Ellen Burstyn, Amber Tamblyn, and Mira Sorvino, “Reframed: Marilyn Monroe” “retraces Monroe’s story from budding starlet to Hollywood power-broker, as she navigates the treacherous waters of Hollywood’s casting sofa tradition and bravely speaks out about abuse at a time when silence was the norm,” per the supply. The docuseries seeks to “dismantle” the broadly accepted narrative that casts Monroe as, alternatively, “a intercourse icon” and “a tragic sufferer.”
“The legend of Marilyn Monroe has endured for many years, however we wished to look at the girl behind the legend,” mentioned Amy Entelis, EVP for Expertise & Content material Growth for CNN Unique Sequence and Movies. “The sequence reveals elements of Monroe that pay tribute to the pioneer she was and reveals how her story connects to the struggles girls face in Hollywood at present.”
Government producer for RAW Sam Starbuck added, “We have been excited to work with CNN once more on this mission to re-evaluate the life and legacy of this complicated, fascinating girl. She was a trailblazer, courageously difficult the misogyny of 1950’s America in ways in which really feel fashionable at present. She took on the male powerbrokers in Hollywood and received, changing into probably the most well-known and recognizable girl on the earth.”
“Some Like It Sizzling,” “The Seven 12 months Itch,” and “Gents Favor Blondes” are amongst Monroe’s many notable credit. She has been the topic of documentaries together with “Love, Marilyn” and “Marilyn Monroe: Nonetheless Life.” Michelle Williams acquired an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn.”
Chastain has garnered Oscar buzz for her main flip in final yr’s “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” She beforehand acquired nominations for “Zero Darkish Thirty” and “The Assist.” She simply optioned the TV rights to Jessamine Chan’s debut novel, “The College for Good Moms,” earlier this week. She and “Discovering ‘Ohana” director Jude Weng will govt produce an adaptation. You possibly can catch Chastain subsequent in spy thriller “The 355,” out tomorrow, January 7.
“Reframed: Marilyn Monroe” will air back-to-back episodes on January 16 and January 23 on CNN, and can subsequently be out there On Demand. Take a look at a trailer on CNN’s web site.
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