If blondes have more fun, Ana de Armas is livin’ it up…
In a new image from the set of Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe film Blonde, the 31-year-old Cuban-Spanish actress is the spitting image of the late blonde bombshell.
de Armas, a natural brunette, stepped out in a full Marilyn ensemble, complete with hair and makeup, and people were honestly shocked by the similarities. It was like the late actress was brought back to life! The hair and makeup department nailed every aspect of Monroe’s look, from the red lipstick to the perfectly coiffed hair. It helps that de Armas exudes the sensuality and appeal of the Hollywood icon.
de Armas stars opposite Bobby Cannavale and Adrien Brody in the film. The former is set to don the New York Yankeesjersey as the famous Joe DiMaggio, while Brody is stepping into the character of Arthur Miller, Marilyn’s husband of nine months.
Blonde will delve into the life of the Hollywood starlet, as well as the relationships that captivated the press.
The 31-year-old Cuban-Spanish actress is in talks to star opposite Ben Affleck in the film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Deep Water.
The film, to be directed by Adrian Lyne, is described as an erotic thriller, right in the wheelhouse Lyne established with such blockbusters as Indecent Proposal, Fatal Attraction, and9 1/2 Weeks. The filmmaker has long been intrigued with this project, first setting it up with Fox 2000back in 2013. New Regency bought control of the property last year, and this gives them another plum project to go with the James Gray-directed Ad Astra with Brad Pitt, and the Robert Eggers-directedThe Lighthouse.
Affleck and de Armas are in negotiations to play Vic and Melinda Van Allen, an attractive young married couple whose mind games with each other take a twisted turn when people around them start turning up dead. The couple staves off divorce in a loveless marriage by allowing each to take lovers, but it becomes messy as Highsmith exposed the surface facade of American suburban life.
Zack Helm and Sam Levinson have adapted from the Highsmith novel.
Lyne is eyeing a November production start on Deep Water, which will be fully financed by New Regency.
Pending all the pieces falling into place, the plan is for the film to go through its deal with Fox/Disney.
de Armas is having her moment in Hollywood. She is about to begin shooting the Andrew Dominik-directed Netflix film Blonde, in which she plays iconic actress Marilyn Monroe, with talks going on for Adrien Brody to play Arthur Miller and Bobby Cannavale to play Joe DiMaggio in a fictionalized look at her life. Dominik worked for years on this project, and looked at many actresses for the role of Monroe. He was intrigued when he saw de Armas in Blade Runner 2049, and they worked long and hard with a dialect coach to lose her Cuban accented inflection for Monroe’s breathy delivery before a screen test pleased Netflix and Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. She follows that film with the James Bond 25 film.
The 37-year-old Dominican baseball pro, a left fielder and second baseman for the New York Yankees, drove in four more runs to lead his team to a 10-3 victory over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
The Yankees won for the fifth time in six games and sent the Red Sox to their third consecutive loss. With Tampa Bay’s victory over Toronto, Boston’s lead in the division was trimmed to one game.
Soriano went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs. That raised his four-game totals to 13 hits in 18 at-bats with five home runs and a Major League Baseball (MLB) record-tying 18 RBIs (along with Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Jim Bottomley, Tony Lazzeri and Sammy Sosa).
That’s exactly one RBI per at-bat, which is possible when you’ve come through with six straights hits with runners in scoring position, including a grand slam and two three-run homers.
“I’m trying to enjoy my time now here with the Yankees,” said Soriano to MLB.com about his recent hot streak. “I think it’s motivation; coming back to the Yankees to try to help the team to win. That’s what is most important.”