Marilyn Monroe final months to be dramatised

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Monroe used to be discovered lifeless in August 1962 at her Los Angeles house

The ultimate six months of Marilyn Monroe’s lifestyles are to be retold in a brand new drama from the author of BBC One’s Consider Me.

The sequence will discover the actress’s courting with Hollywood studio bosses and US President John F Kennedy.

BBC Studios is growing the sequence with author Dan Sefton and manufacturer Simon Lupton, of Seven Seas Motion pictures.

Sefton, whose scientific drama Consider Me returns this 12 months, mentioned he used to be “delighted… to convey this fantastic true tale to the display screen.”

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Monroe, superstar of such motion pictures as Gents Want Blondes, The Seven 12 months Itch and Some Like It Sizzling, died in August 1962 on the age of 36.

Her loss of life, attributed to an overdose of drowsing capsules, has been the topic of a lot controversy and hypothesis ever since.

The sequence, with the operating identify The Remaining Days of Marilyn Monroe, will probably be according to portions of Keith Badman’s 2010 e-book The Ultimate Years of Marilyn Monroe.

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Gemma Arterton performed Monroe reverse James Purefoy’s Billy Wilder in City Myths

Consistent with the BBC, it’ll be situated “the place the tough glamour of 1960s Hollywood and the hard-edged politics of Washington intersect”.

BBC Studios’ Anne Pivcevic mentioned the “bold” drama sequence would take on “large subject matters comparable to energy, love, loyalty and politics”.

“Marilyn’s need to be taken severely as an actress and her fight with the robust males who keep an eye on the studio gadget is unfortunately as related as of late because it ever used to be,” mentioned Sefton.

It isn’t but recognized who will play Monroe, who used to be portrayed through Gemma Arterton ultimate 12 months in an episode of Sky TV’s City Myths.

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