Naomi WattsTwo biopics of Marilyn Monroe are now in the works, according to new reports from Cannes. The first is an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' imaginary memoir 'Blonde,' starring Oscar nominee Naomi Watts. Andrew Dominik ('Assassination of Jesse James') directs. Meanwhile, the Weinstein Co. will distribute 'My Week With Marilyn,' about the filming of 'The Prince and the Showgirl' opposite Laurence Olivier. That Marilyn will be played by Michelle Williams ('Brokeback Mountain'), according to the report. [Deadline]

More casting news after the jump. Naomi WattsTwo biopics of Marilyn Monroe are now in the works, according to new reports from Cannes. The first is an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' imaginary memoir 'Blonde,' starring Oscar nominee Naomi Watts. Andrew Dominik ('Assassination of Jesse James') directs. Meanwhile, the Weinstein Co. will distribute 'My Week With Marilyn,' about the filming of 'The Prince and the Showgirl' opposite Laurence Olivier. That Marilyn will be played by Michelle Williams ('Brokeback Mountain'), according to the report. [Deadline]

Shirley MacLaineShirley MacLaine and Christina Ricci are among the latest actors to join 'Wild Oats,' Scott Marshall's new action-comedy, about a widow (MacLaine) who heads to Vegas with her granddaughter (Ricci) after coming upon a cash windfall. Bill Pullman and 'Sex and the City 2''s John Corbett co-star. [Hollywood Reporter]

Toni ColletteToni Collette will re-team with 'Muriel's Wedding' director P.J. Hogan on 'Mental,' a new comedy about a quirky, charismatic woman who becomes the nanny of five girls. Filming on the pic, which Hogan also wrote, will begin in Australia in January. [Variety]

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