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Viola Davis, Zoe Saldana Join Ensemble Cast For Marilyn Monroe Documentary “Fragments”

Viola Davis, Zoe Saldana Join Ensemble Cast For Marilyn Monroe Documentary "Fragments"

Viola Davis and Zoe Saldana will join Uma Thurman, David Stathairn, F. Murray Abraham, Paul Giamatti, Ellen Burstyn and Evan Rachel Wood and several others in an all-star ensemble cast who will appear in Liz Garbus’ Marrilyn Monroe documentary titled Fragments, which is being handled by StudioCanal, partly-based on a 2010 collection of poems, intimate notes, and letters penned by Monroe, which reportedly sold 600.000 copies in 22 countries.

Each actor will give voice to various characters from Marilyn’s life – for example, as Screen Daily notes, Giamatti will read as director George Cukor, and F Murray Abraham will read as Monroe’s psychiatrist, all of them inidividual pieces of a puzzle, collectively conveying “Marilyn’s fears, anxieties, the men in her life, agents of both good and evil, and the context of the world she lived in.

The film is currently in production, with an expected completion date of August 5, 2012.

It’s not entirely clear what real-life characters in Monroe’s like Viola and Zoe and the rest of the cast of actors will read as.

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