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Early Screening of "My Week with Marilyn" Held in Chicago

Posted by: Edward
September 02, 2011, 12:00 PM

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.

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211 Points

Can’t wait to see it! I’m so excited!!:D

Posted by Milla Aiko Indie on September 02, 2011, 12:40 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

Sounds cool!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on September 02, 2011, 01:04 PM report to moderator
673 Points

Can’t wait to see it I’m sure Emma will be wonderful although it will be weird to see her not as Hermione

Posted by mencia on September 02, 2011, 01:27 PM report to moderator
91 Points

@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!!! _

Posted by Paitrix...{WBM} on September 02, 2011, 01:48 PM report to moderator
20981 Points

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. :D

Posted by LunaLuver on September 02, 2011, 02:42 PM report to moderator
558 Points

I wanna see!

Posted by harrypotter4258 on September 02, 2011, 03:33 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

I wonder if they will Botox those eyebrows?

Posted by Won_Two on September 02, 2011, 04:11 PM report to moderator
207 Points

This sounds like a great movie! All the Harry Potter stars will make it even better! Can’t wait to see Emma! <3

Posted by WeasleyWonder on September 02, 2011, 05:12 PM report to moderator
2006 Points

Looking forward to this <33

Posted by Viccy6 {ROAR!} on September 02, 2011, 06:39 PM report to moderator
683 Points

wanna see it! badly

Posted by HalfbloodPrince08 on September 02, 2011, 07:49 PM report to moderator
192 Points

Sounds great! :D

Posted by on September 02, 2011, 08:02 PM report to moderator
838 Points

I can’t believe Potter’s over! I’m go happy for her though! She’s amazing in everything she does!

Posted by Tanderule on September 03, 2011, 12:07 AM report to moderator
76 Points

Can’t wait to see it!!!!!!!

Posted by B.Potter.Q on September 03, 2011, 12:17 AM report to moderator
118 Points

Good for Emma!

Posted by sparkle9 on September 03, 2011, 01:01 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

Sounds cool!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on September 03, 2011, 04:51 AM report to moderator
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