Meet Your New Marilyn Monroe!

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Apologies to all you lovely ladies out there, but Lifetime has found its Marilyn Monroe!

Kelli Garner will star as Marliyn Monroe in Lifetime’s upcoming four-hour miniseries Marilyn.

“Pan Am” and “The Aviator” actress Kelli Garner will star as Marliyn Monroe in the network’s upcoming four-hour miniseries about the late blonde bombshell.

Based on Randy Taraborrelli’s book “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe”, the upcoming project “Marilyn” will reveal for the first time “what the iconic superstar succeeded in hiding from an all-too-invasive world.”

Kelli Garner and Marilyn Monroe

Garner's Monroe is described as a woman who will walk red carpets in shimmering gowns while fighting a battle against demons she's inherited from her mentally ill mother Gladys, whom she loves, hates and wants desperately to save.

And Oscar winner Susan Sarandon would be taking on the role of Matilyn’s mentally ill mother, Gladys Baker. And Laurie Collyer (Sherrybaby) will direct, with The Kennedys scribe Stephen Kronish on board to pen the script. Steven Michaels and Jonathan Koch will executive produce with their Asylum Entertainment. Kronish and Keri Seli will also executive produce.

Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn, 2011

Garner, who most recently appeared on HBO's Looking, joins a long list of actresses who have portrayed Monroe. Most recently Michelle Williams earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in the 2011 film "My Week with Marilyn."

Marilyn” is slated to premiere in 2015 on Lifetime.

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