Jessica Chastain in Talks to Play Marilyn Monroe

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actress Jessica Chastain arrives at TheWrap 4th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on February 20, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TheWrap)

The Wrap reports that Jessica Chastain is close to a deal to play Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, Andrew Dominik's adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates's acclaimed fictionalized biography of the troubled star. Dominik has been trying to adapt the book for years, with Naomi Watts once attached to star. He apparently has been eyeing Chastain for a while. Which makes sense, lest we forget all those years Monroe spent cursing at her superiors at the CIA.