Brad Pitt is set to give Andrew Dominik’s long-delayed Marilyn Monroe movie, Blonde, a new lease of life by making himself producer of the project.

The biopic, which is to be based on the best-selling novel by Joyce Carol Oates of the same name has been in development for years, and Pitt is now ready to get the movie off the ground.

Speaking to 24 Frames Pitt said: "We're going to get this one done."

Naomi Watts was originally eyed to play the part of Marilyn in Blonde.