The streaming giant released the first preview Thursday for director Andrew Dominik’s highly anticipated biopic about the beloved pinup model and movie star, who died at age 36 after overdosing on sleeping pills.
Wearing a platinum blond wig and Monroe’s signature beauty mark, De Armas transforms into the “Some Like It Hot” actor — whose real name was Norma Jeane — and becomes increasingly crushed by the weight of her own stardom throughout the trailer.
The sneak peek sees the “Knives Out” breakout reenact multiple classic Monroe moments, from the “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” sequence from 1953’s “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” to the flying-skirt scene from 1955’s “The Seven Year Itch.”
When recently asked via email by Vanity Fair why he was compelled to make a movie about one of Hollywood’s brightest and most tragic figures, Dominik said he “saw an opportunity to describe an adult life through the lens of mistaken childhood beliefs and trauma.” Title cards in the trailer reveal the devastating tagline for the black-and-white film: “Marilyn Monroe, Watched by all. Seen by none.”