18 May 2013 5:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Two days before prestige pic “Blood Ties” screens at Cannes, Worldview Entertainment has picked up rights to Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde” with “Killing Them Softly” helmer Andrew Dominik set to helm.

Dominik also penned the script, an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ fictionalized bio about the late star.

Wild Bunch is handling international sales on the project, while CAA (which arranged financing for the project and reps Dominik) will package and rep domestic rights.

Worldview’s 2013 slate includes dramas “Song One,” Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here,” and David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn.” In addition to “Blood Ties,” company has “The Immigrant” and “Jimmy P.” preeming at Cannes. »

- Rachel Abrams

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