Blonde trailer
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Watch Marilyn Monroe's seemingly perfect life burn away in the new Blonde trailer

Netflix has released the first trailer for Blonde, the upcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana de Armas. The film is based on a novel by the same name written by Joyce Carol Oates.

Blonde premieres on Netflix Sept. 23.

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In the trailer, de Armas gives a stunning performance as a downtrodden Norma Jean lamenting her stardom. The actor can’t bring herself to share the screen with Marilyn Monroe even once more, though they are one and the same.

During her life, Monroe was an icon, one who shaped American culture and inspired young women everywhere to think bigger. Instead of solely focusing on Monroe’s molding power, Blonde also highlights how she was made to twist herself to fit the expectations of her adoring fans and detractors.

Blonde’s cast also includes Adrien Brody and Bobby Cannavale as the mysteriously named characters the Playwright and the Ex-Athlete, respectively. The film also features Caspar Phillipson as President John F. Kennedy.

Watch the Blonde trailer below.