First Look at Naomi Watts as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde

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Among the projects being promoted at this year's Cannes Film Festival, one of the most high profile is an adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates novel Blonde, which is a ficitionalized memoir of pop superstar Marilyn Monroe.

The Playlist has scooped an image of Naomi Watts done up as the famous blonde in a promotional still for the production, which doesn't being shooting until January. The film is being helmed by The Assasination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford director Andrew Dominik.

Anyone who saw Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong would have to agree that Watts is a perfect choice to play Marilyn Monroe. Have a look at Miss Watts as Miss Monroe below!

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Naomi Watts was born in England, but began her career on Australian television on shows like Home and Away.  Watts' first role in the United States was in a supporting role in the 1995, Tank Girl.  Since then, Watts has had a successful career in movies such as The Ring, 21 Grams, I Heart Huckabees, and the 2005 King Kong.

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