We are only days away from Superbowl 50 and already the rumor train is going full steam with bookies breaking the bank with bets from people hoping to hit the jackpot and the possibility that this could be the legendary Peyton Manning’s final run for the crown. Not surprising however is the hype for the ever popular Superbowl commercials. This years series of ads promise to be some of the biggest ever with over 30 celebrities becoming pitchmen for your favorite brands, including Ryan Reynolds and Liam Neeson. Now, however, we are getting our first look at what could be the oddest casting choice ever, Willem Dafoe as Marilyn Monroe.
Dafoe will be standing in as the notoriously temperamental 1950’s sex symbol in a recreation of her iconic scene from 1955’s The Seven Year Itch where for the latest in the popular line of “Hungry?” ads for Snickers. And be sure to keep an eye out for American Pie alum Eugene Levy making an appearance as a clumsy fan operator.
Previously, celebrities such as Betty White, Joan Collins, Danny Trejo and the recently passed Abe Vigoda have all appeared in the series of commercials that have taken on a life of their own as internet memes.
Dafoe will co-star with Matt Damon in the Zhang Yimou film that is being called the largest epic ever shot in the country. It opens in theaters on November 23.