22 Oct 2011

Emma Watson : New Promos from My Week With Marilyn

Three new promotional images of Emma Watson from My Week with Marilyn were released on FilmWeb.no today. The photos show Emma as Lucy in several costumes, and Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark.

This next one came out several days ago. The last one we’ve posted before, but it’s now higher resolution, and less cropping.

After a positive response at the New York Film Festival, The Weinstein Company has delayed the theatrical release to coincide with the Thanksgiving Day weekend, and will open on November 23 in the US (and January 13 in Norway according to FilmWeb).

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 united Sir Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe, who, whilst shooting, 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 is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of working. When Arthur Miller makes a brief trip to Paris, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce her to some of the pleasures of British life.

The collision of the two worlds – old England and new Hollywood – is as incongruous as it is delightful. Slowly Marilyn begins to shake off the dark fog of insecurity and fear always hovering around her. She reacts with lovely naturalness to this alien world and as she relaxes she offers Colin fleeting insights into her own background – one of family madness, single-minded ambition and uninhibited sexuality. Simply and without self-pity, she relates the tale of her rise to the top in Hollywood; a story involving abuse of one form or another at the hands of almost every man she has ever known, abuse that has left her with only the thinnest of protective layers.

She is not without her contradictions – everyone wants something from her, but she too is fixated on the life she has chosen and is quite unable to leave it, even though the pressure is crushing her…
… and yet, for a moment, lost in the English countryside, it seems she might finally escape.

Emma plays Lucy, a wardrobe girl on the movie set, love-interest of Colin. Emma says about her character, “Lucy has experience on set, whereas to Colin Clark the film world is all new, shiny and exciting. She is very wary about Assistant Directors and she knows how these films run, but she‟s still a bit na├»ve and innocent. Even though at first she‟s very careful of Colin, she falls for him and ends up getting hurt.”

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