Celebrities who appear and/or present readings in the documentary include F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Hope Davis, Viola Davis, JenniferEhle, Ben Foster, Paul Giamatti, Jack Huston, Stephen Lang, Lindsey Lohan, Janet McTeer, Jeremy Piven, Oliver Platt, David Strathairn, Lili Taylor, Uma Thurman, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.
Discussing the film and its acquisition by HBO, director Garbus stated: “This film was an incredible journey and I’m so happy to be continuing it with my HBO family who have embraced the film in an extraordinary way.”
Producer Stanley Buchthal added, “My journey began in 1980 when I first met Lee Strasberg, and continued to 2009 when I co-edited Marilyn Monroe’s diaries and poems. The tremendous odyssey continued when Liz Garbus and I joined to offer the world a unique new insight into a remarkable 20th-century icon, Marilyn Monroe. I am personally delighted to be in business again with the HBO family.”