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Katy Perry to play Marilyn Monroe in Broadway adaptation

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Published: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 18:06 [IST]

Singer Katy Perry is likely to play Marilyn Monroe in Broadway adaptation. According to reports, Harvey Weinstein of The Weinstein Company wants to make a musical take on 'My Week with Marilyn' and he has been thinking of roping in the American singer for the role of the iconic blond beauty.

The Broadway musical will also feature Michelle Williams. In an interview to E! News. Harvey Weinstein spoke about his plan. Harvey said, "If the movie works, I would try to make it a musical and I would go to Katy first." He added, "I think she can play Marilyn on the Broadway stage. I think she would be amazing."

However, 'My Week with Marilyn' is about the interaction between Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier during the making of 1956's film The Prince and the Showgirl. Directed by Simon Curtis, the drama also stars Eddie Redmayne, Emma Watson, Dominic Cooper, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh and Julia Ormond.

Topics: katy perry, marilyn monroe, harvey weinstein, michelle williams, simon curtis
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