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Lifetime Developing Marilyn Monroe Miniseries

Lifetime is developing a new miniseries centered around Marilyn Monroe, Variety has confirmed.

The series, based on the book “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe” by J. Randy Taraborrelli, is being scripted by Stephen Kronish, writer and producer of Reelz’s “The Kennedys” and “24.” If the project is picked up, “Sherrybaby” helmer Laurie Collyer is attached to direct.

The show hails from Asylum Entertainment, which produced “The Kennedys,” and is executive produced by Kronish, Jonathan Koch, Steven Michaels and Keri Selig. The working title for the miniseries is “Marilyn.”

Taraborrelli’s “Secret Life” biography is a New York Times bestseller which explores Monroe’s complicated relationships with her mother, foster mother and legal guardian, her struggles with mental illness and her ties with the Kennedys. Monroe died Aug. 5, 1962.

Lifetime’s upcoming adaptations include a miniseries version of Anita Diamant’s “The Red Tent”, Stephen King telepic “Big Driver,” and “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story” based on Dustin Diamond’s tell-all, “Behind the Bell.”

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