In addition to its stellar original content, HBO is famous for airing original documentary films. For example, the pay cable network will air the Rolling Stones documentary 'Crossfire Hurricane' in November. On Friday, the network announced that it had acquired another documentary focusing on pop culture icons of years past. This one is 'Love, Marilyn,' a documentary about actress and model Marilyn Monroe. The film, directed by Oscar-winning director Liz Garbus, will be broadcast on the network at an unspecified point in the future.
"Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, LOVE, MARILYN features remarkable footage and audiotapes along with Marilyn’s own handwritten letters, diaries, notes, poems, journals and notebooks, which document her private life against the backdrop of her very public life and loves," says the film's press release. "The film also includes readings and appearances by F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Hope Davis, Viola Davis, JenniferEhle, Ben Foster, Paul Giamatti, Jack Huston, Stephen Lang, Lindsey Lohan, Janet McTeer, Jeremy Piven, Oliver Platt, David Strathairn, Lili Taylor, Uma Thurman, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood. Interviews and archival footage features Arthur Miller, Joe DiMaggio, Amy Greene, Molly Haskell, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer and Elia Kazan among many others."
“This film was an incredible journey and I’m so happy to be continuing it with my HBO family who have embraced the film in an extraordinary way,” said Garbus in an official statement.
"I am personally delighted to be in business again with the HBO family," producer Stanley Buchthal added.
This isn't the only instance of Marilyn Monroe being on television. The actress is the subject of the musical-within-a-musical at the center of NBC's series Smash.
There's no word yet on when Love, Marilyn will air. Will you be watching when it does?