Naomi Watts is a Blonde!

Naomi Watts has been confirmed to play Marilyn Monroe in an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’s Blonde.

The book is described as an “imagined memoir” based on Monroe’s life and career.

The film’s helmer Andrew Dominik described the movie’s version of Monroe as “a central figure in a fairy tale; an orphan child lost in the woods of Hollywood, being consumed by that great icon”

Filming is expected to begin in early 2011.