Katy Perry as Marilyn Monroe on Broadway? Harvey Weinstein Wants it to Happen

Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:21am EST

On the same day his studio is releasing Oscar contender "My Week With Marilyn," Harvey Weinstein is floating a Broadway musical based on the screenplay -- and starring Katy Perry.

Weinstein told E! Wednesday that "If the movie works, I would try to make it a musical and I would go to Katy first."

He said that not only would the Grammy-winner be able to play legendary actress Marilyn Monroe, "she would be amazing."

Interesting choice.

Perry's acting experience is limited. She has appeared in an episode of "How I Met Your Mother," and is the voice of Smurfette in Sony Pictures' "The Smurfs." And she has been in a handful of short films.

She would be taking the role that Michelle Williams is playing in the movie.

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Williams, whose work in the 2010 "Blue Valentine" and the 2005 "Brokeback Mountain" earned her Academy Award nominations, is receiving stellar reviews -- and Oscar buzz -- for her portayal of Monroe.

Perry, meanwhile, is associated with the movie: A remix of her "The One That Got Away" is featured in a trailer.

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