Lifetime has found the star of its upcoming miniseries about Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. Actress Kelli Garner, who appeared in “Pan Am,” will play Monroe in the four-hour miniseries, reports EW.com’s Inside TV.
The project is based on “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe” by J. Randy Tarraborrelli, and also stars Susan Sarandon as Monroe’s unstable mother, the story notes. The miniseries will air next year.
The network’s synopsis says the project will show a “Marilyn you haven’t seen before, the artist who, by masking the truth with an image, gives her greatest performance.”
Laurie Collyer of “Sherrybaby” will direct, while “The Kennedys” writer Stephen Kronish will write the script.
Kelli Garner in “Pan Am”