Kelli Garner Cast as Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime’s Upcoming Miniseries Marilyn

Kelli Garner and Marilyn Monroe
Kelli Garner cast as Lifetime's Marilyn Monroe Allen Berezovsky/WireImage; Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Meet Lifetime's Marilyn Monroe! The network has cast Pan Am alum Kelli Garner as the blonde Hollywood icon in their upcoming miniseries titled Marilyn, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

The four-hour miniseries is based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's book, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, and explores the late star's family life and secrets. As previously announced, Susan Sarandon will play Monroe's mentally ill mother Gladys.

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"Marilyn is both the personification of sex, whose first marriage ironically collapses because of her frigidity, and a fragile artist who seeks the approval and protection of men," Lifetime released in an initial statement about the miniseries. "But after tumultuous marriages with Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, she realizes she has the strength to stand on her own. She becomes the face and voice of an era, yet wants most of all to be someone's mother and someone's little girl. She's the Marilyn you haven't seen before, the artist who, by masking the truth with an image, gives her greatest performance."

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