Just recently I was asking why My Week with Marilyn wasn’t in the line-up for TIFF nor Venice. Well now it looks like I have my answer. The upcoming British drama, directed by TV veteran Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges will have it’s World Premiere at the 49th New York Film Festival. The film stars Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Dominic Cooper and Emma Watson. Based on two books by Colin Clark, it depicts the making of the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl, which starred Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier. The film focuses on the week in which Monroe spent time being escorted around Britain by Clark, after her husband, Arthur Miller, left the country.
The 49th New York Film Festival runs from September 30 – October 16, 2011.