Natural brunette Ana de Armas is stepping into the shoes of one of Hollywood's most infamous blondes: Marilyn Monroe. On Thursday, Netflix released the first photos and a teaser of the 34-year-old actress as Monroe in the upcoming movie "Blonde."
The teaser begins with an upset Monroe crying in a dressing room before she gathers herself and flashes the movie star's iconic smile.
It also shows de Armas recreating the late actress's pose holding down her white dress in the famous subway scene in 1955's "The Seven Year Itch," Monroe getting crowded by paparazzi and other recognizable moments from her career.
"Blonde," an NC-17 film coming to Netflix on Sept. 23, is based on Joyce Carol Oates' bestselling novel. Netflix writes in the synopsis: "Blonde boldly reimagines the complicated life of icon Marilyn Monroe. Blurring the lines of fact and fiction, the film artfully explores the tension between her public and private life."
The film will also explore Monroe's life before fame as Norma Jeane, her rise to becoming one of Hollywood's biggest stars and romantic relationships along the way.
In an interview with Netflix Queue on Wednesday, de Armas said director Andrew Dominik planned to tell Monroe's story "through her lens."
"He wanted the world to experience what it actually felt like to not only be Marilyn, but also Norma Jeane," she explained. "I found that to be the most daring, unapologetic, and feminist take on her story that I had ever seen.”