Principle photography has begun on The Weinstein Company’s sideways take on the life Marilyn Monroe. It’s called My Week with Marilyn and it’s based on the real life account of a 23-year-old from Oxford who gets sucked into Marilyn’s life in 1956 as she escapes from Hollywood to Britain. Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson ("Harry Potter" films) and Julia Ormond are all in the film but Marilyn will be played by Michelle Williams. This is our first look at her in full Monroe regalia.

I’ve wondered from the beginning whether she’d be able to pull it off. Michelle is a fantastic actress, maybe one of Hollywood’s best, but she looks nothing like Marilyn. But I guess the theory here is that you can die anyone’s hair blonde and give them the Marilyn look and while I still don’t think she looks like the Hollywood icon, she’s close enough. Take a look:

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