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Williams Tipped for Monroe Role

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Dec 04, 2009 | 3:39am EST

Actress Michelle Williams has been tipped to take on the role of Marilyn Monroe in a new movie about the screen icon.

The Brokeback Mountain star has reportedly been offered the lead in upcoming film My Week With Marilyn, winning the title role ahead of other actresses including Scarlett Johansson and Amy Adams, who are both said to have been considered for the part.

British newspaper the Daily Mail reports director Simon Curtis and producer David Parfitt picked Williams to play Monroe, but are still waiting for the Oscar-nominated star to agree.

The movie will document Monroe's time filming 1957 movie The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier and is based on a diary kept by the film's assistant director, Colin Clarke.

My Week With Marilyn is due to begin shooting in London in June.

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