The Weinstein Company and Trademark Films have released the first official photo of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. The actress plays the blond bombshell in the film, My Week With Marilyn. A couple weeks ago we learned that Harry Potter star Emma Watson had signed on for a small supporting role in the movie that’s directed by Simon Curtis. Take a look at the full photo of Williams below along with a comparison shot of the real Monroe. Is she a carbon copy? You be the judge…

In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller.

Nearly 40 years on, his diary account “The Prince, the Showgirl and Me” was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as “My Week with Marilyn” – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.

Marilyn Monroe is played by the Academy Award nominated Michelle Williams and Tony award winning Eddie Redmayne stars as Colin Clark. Kenneth Branagh plays Sir Laurence Olivier with Judi Dench as Dame Sybil Thorndike. They are joined by Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh, Dougray Scott as Arthur Miller, Zoe Wanamaker, Emma Watson, Toby Jones, Philip Jackson, Geraldine Somerville, Derek Jacobi, Simon Russell Beale and Dominic Cooper.

Here’s the real Monroe:

What do you think of Williams take on the actress? Does she look like her?

Source: Coming Soon