Sure to be one of the most controversial - and one of the most acclaimed - movies of 2022, Netflix has given us a haunting teaser for its big awards player Blonde. Based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates, it takes a fictionalized look at one of Hollywood's biggest and most tragic stars: Marilyn Monroe.
Ana de Armas has already gotten tremendous buzz for her portrayal of the actress born Norma Jeane Mortenson, who died far too young at age 36. The Andrew Dominik-directed film has been highly anticipated for many years, going through many cast changes and COVID-related delays. It also was subjected to rumors that Netflix clashed with the director over some of the film's graphic sex scenes. Whether that was just industry gossip or actual difficulties, the MPA has rated the film NC-17, a first for the streamer. The terrific supporting cast includes Oscar winner Adrien Brody, as well as Emmy winners Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson.
Blonde premieres exclusively on Netflix on September 23.