Liz Garbus, director of Bobby Fischer Against the World, is making a documentary based on Fragments, the collection of Marilyn’s personal papers. Screen Daily has the details:
“Uma Thurman, Viola Davis, Lindsay Lohan, Paul Giamatti, Ellen Burstyn and Evan Rachel Wood are among the all-star ensemble cast who will appear in Liz Garbus documentary Fragments, which is being handled by StudioCanal.
Lili Taylor, Zoe Saldana, David Strathairn, Jennifer Ehle, F Murray Abraham, Vanessa Shaw, Michelle Monaghan and Gretchen Mol are also on board.
Giamatti will read as director George Cukor, F Murray Abraham will read as the actress’s psychiatrist.
The cast will bring voice to an array of Marilyn related material gathered from the Arthur Miller estate, Truman Capote estate and beyond, including poems, letters and diary entries written by and about the icon.
Currently in production, the film is set for delivery by Aug. 5, 2012, the 50th anniversary of Monroe’s death.
Bonnie Greenberg is music supervisor and Randy Edelman scores. Producer Stanley Buchthal is also in talks with various pop stars to contribute to the film’s musical elements.”