Early Screening of “My Week with Marilyn” Held in Chicago


Sep 02, 2011

Posted by EdwardTLC

An early screening for the forthcoming film, “My Week With Marilyn,” was screened yesterday evening outside Chicago and Leaky was able to be in attendance. The film, as readers will recall, stars Harry Potter film alums Emma Watson (Hermionie Granger), as wardrobe assistant Lucy, and Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart), portraying Sir Laurence Olivier.
Even though the film was still, what screening hosts called, “a working cut,” “My Week with Marilyn” was a delightful telling of the experiences of a young production assistant working with Marilyn Monroe during the filming of 1957′s “The Prince and the Showgirl.” Actor Eddie Redmayne plays production assistant Colin Clark, who chronicled his experiences in a 1995 memoir on which this film is based. Miss Watson plays Colin’s love interest in the film, and is very good in one of her first post-Harry Potter films. Kenneth Branagh gives a fantastic performance as Sir Laurence Olivier against actress Michelle Williams as the Ms Monroe. Two additional Harry Potter actors also appear in the film, Zoe Wanamaker (Madam Hooch) and Toby Jones (Dobby). The film is a very enjoyable look into the life and legacy of Marylyn Monroe, as well as the people in her life at this point in time.
“My Week with Marylyn” is still in post-production, but set to premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 9, 2011. Wider releases for the US and UK are set for November 4th and November 18th, respectively.

22 Responses to Early Screening of “My Week with Marilyn” Held in Chicago

Avatar Imageselenialovegood says: Can't wait to see it! I'm so excited!!:DAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Sounds cool!Avatar Imagemencia says: Can't wait to see it I'm sure Emma will be wonderful although it will be weird to see her not as HermioneAvatar ImagePaitrix says: @mencia: yup! i totally agree...i dont knw if i can manage to see emma as someone other than hermione....she was there for soo long! other than that, Im super excited to see this film! i knw its gonna be great!!! ^_^Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: First, love the picture of Emma, and second cannot what to see this movie! I didnt know so many HP actors were going to be in it, plus Emma, who could ask for more. :DAvatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: I wanna see!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I wonder if they will Botox those eyebrows?Avatar ImageWeasleyWonder says: This sounds like a great movie! All the Harry Potter stars will make it even better! Can't wait to see Emma! <3Avatar ImageViccy6 says: Looking forward to this <33 Avatar ImageHalfbloodPrince08 says: wanna see it! badlyAvatar ImageHarry-Potter.fan says: Sounds great! :DAvatar ImageTanderule says: I can't believe Potter's over! I'm go happy for her though! She's amazing in everything she does!Avatar ImageG.Weasley says: Can't wait to see it!!!!!!!Avatar Imagesparkle9 says: Good for Emma! Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Sounds cool!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Not the most compelling story but good for Emma.Avatar Imagejyassa says: cool:)Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I can differentiate between Emma and Hermione so I that's not the problem for me. It's just all of us will be looking at everything they do in and wondering- ok here's the test- can they actually actAvatar Imagegardener 51 says: Will be there on October 9th. Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Hehe, four people from Harry Potter in one non-Harry Potter related film? Now, that's amazing! :) xD And I love the photo! Emma looks absolutely stunning!Avatar Imagebudgie says: I will look for it.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: aww cant wait to see the movie. i just love Emma.

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