Lorenzo Agius
Lanford Beard
August 04, 2011 AT 06:16 PM EDT

The Film Society Lincoln Center announced the centerpiece for its 49th New York Film Festival. My Week with Marilyn, starring Michelle Williams, will screen its world premiere on Oct. 9. Directed by Simon Curtis (David Copperfield), the film follows the 1956 diaries of British filmmaker Colin Clark (The Pillars of the Earth‘s Eddie Redmayne). That summer, Clark took Marilyn Monroe (Williams) away from Hollywood and showed her the British lifestyle. Richard Peña, Film Society program director and selection committee chair said, “After seeing Marilyn Monroe so often portrayed in films as a caricature, it is a pleasure to see this complex personality and unique on-screen presence portrayed so well by such a talented actress.” The Society previously announced that Roman Polanski’s Carnage (based on the Tony-winning play God of Carnage) will open the festival, which runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 16.

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