Jessica Chastain may soon be adding “biopic” to her already impressive resume, though not in the traditional sense of the word. Per The Wrap, the actress is near a deal to play Marilyn Monroe in The Assassination of Jesse James director Andrew Dominik’s next film Blonde. Though Naomi Watts had previously been attached to play the famous leading lady in the pic, she fell off the project some time ago. The film is not your traditional “cradle-to-grave” story, as Dominik previously described it as a “sprawling, emotional nightmare fairy-tale type movie” and it is based on author Joyce Carol Oates’ historical novel of the same name. Hit the jump for more on this exciting prospect.