Super producer Harvey Weinstein has revealed that his first choice for the leading role of Norma Jean in the upcoming stage version My Week With Marilyn is none other than pop superstar Katy Perry.
The silver screen version of the biopic stars Michelle Williams as Monroe and tells the story of Colin Clark, an assistant to Laurence Olivier who spent a week frolicking around the UK with Monroe as she filmed The Prince And The Show Girl in 1957. The book talks about their partying and sexual conquests over that one week period.
Weinstein isn’t just throwing out the singer’s name either, they actually met in 2010 when Weinsteing brought his daughter to New York City for the Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden where Katy Perry was the star performer. A remix to Perry’s song The One That Got Away is even featured in a trailer for My Week With Marilyn.
Speaking to E! Harvey Weinstein says of Perry:
“If the movie works, I would try to make it a musical and I would go to Katy [Perry] first. I mean Michelle could do it. Michelle is so good she could do it live, if she ever wanted to do it. I don’t know if she would ever want to revisit it, but Katy would blow it out of the universe, and that’s the kind of Broadway show I’d like to make.”
Do you think Katy Perry would do a good job of portraying Marilyn Monroe on the musical stage?