The year 1963. Marilyn Monroe is dead. Or is she? A woman called Norma who is morphing into the famous movie star, is stalking the streets of Los Angeles...
EXT. LOS ANGELES STREET 1963 (BLACK AND WHITE) The police have been chasing Norma's therapist who has gone crazy, he is running around the streets naked, head over heels in love with her. Meanwhile, Norma is ecstatic after her long therapy session, walking in the opposite direction, will their paths meet again...
... Norma starts SINGING and dancing ‘’Runnin Wild’’ as she continues to walk off. Wearing the same black dress now, ukele in hand, as Marilyn Monroe did in the film Some Like It Hot.
EXT. LOS ANGELES STREET 2014/ INT. SHOP 2014 - CONTINUOUS ACTION (COLOUR)
As she stops singing, she walks off giggling and shaking sexily like she did in the film set at the beginning of the film. Men from the 2014 present look at her and wolf whistle. The director in the real world says ‘’Cut’’. But she continues giggling and walking down the road, walking off the film set...
DIRECTOR Cut. I said cut woman. Cut. Cut. Cut. God damn it...(here goes the name of the actress playing Norma)
WE SEE: the same CINEMATOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR and CREW from the beginning of the film, now all dressed in modern 2014 clothes and fashions. Part of the 1960s style set used in the previous scene but different large modern 2014 movie camera. Cinematographer does not turn camera towards her departure, implying the film has stopped rolling, this is the real world.
CINEMATOGRAPHER Look. She’s gone crazy. She thinks she’s Norma Jeane.
ASSISTANT Or Marilyn Monroe. She’s leaving the film set. Going to meet the public. Her adoring fans.
DIRECTOR She’s left the set. My film. My beautiful film. She’s ruining my film.
CINEMATOGRAPHER ...(Actress name). Come back. We’ve stopped filming. Its time for the next scene... This is the real world now. Christ...
Actress has walked off the film set and is still acting like Marilyn Monroe. We are in the present, everything looks like it’s Los Angeles in 2014. She goes inside a shop and buys some cigarettes. Cashier has a confused look on his face and scratches his head, looks at today’s newspaper to check the date, wondering why Marilyn Monroe is in front of him.
Actress keeps walking down the street blowing kisses to men. Women look jealous. Men smile. A woman asks her for her autograph and gives her the book Marilyn Monroe: My Story. The actress signs it as Marilyn Monroe. She continues her journey til she disappears in the distance into the busy modern city, full of 2014 people, cars, shops and noise.
EXT. DEALEY PLAZA - DAY (COLOUR)
A journalist is reporting that JFK will come to Dallas tomorrow.
SUPERIMPOSE: ''Thursday morning, November 21st, 1963''
She interviews the public on the street and they're all excited. One is not, Oswald, outside the Book Depository.
JOURNALIST What do you think about the President?
PUBLIC 1 I can't wait to see him. I'll bring the whole family. Even film it. I love JFK. Tomorrow's gonna be a glorious day.
JOURNALIST Where are you going to stand?
PUBLIC 1 Right here by the grassy knowl. I'll always remember that day, this place. It'll go down in history.
The journalist asks Oswald, his t-shirt nearly completely red...
JOURNALIST How do you feel about seeing the president for the first time?
Oswald doesn't answer, instead starts SINGING the ''Russian National Anthem'' in Russian, in defiance.
JOURNALIST (CONT'D) Must be a Dostoyevsky fan.
PUBLIC 2 Or he needs to be sectioned.
PUBLIC 3 (paranoically, angrily) Get out of here. Get out of this country. Go to Russia. Communist. You red fucker... Lock up your daughters. Your children. They've invaded our country. They've turned our breakfast cereal into Ushanka, Kubanka and Petushok hats. The Red Army has marched into Times Square.
Some of the public are laughing. Others are angry with clenched fists, shouting. But most people walk past ignoring this scene.
Oswald stops singing and he shakes his body erratically and furiously. He then does the Communist Salute, right fist pumping, he did when he was arrested and led through the hallway of Dallas jail after the Kennedy assassination in 1963.
JOURNALIST (To her cameraman) Are you getting this?
WE SEE CAMERAMAN FILMING FOR THE FIRST TIME.
JOURNALIST (CONT'D) This makes good TV. A man full of love for his country.
CAMERAMAN Which country?
Oswald continues to SING the ''Russian National Anthem''.
EXT. FILM SET - DAY (COLOUR)
The set of Somethings Gotta Give.
SUPERIMPOSE: ''Hollywood studios. June 1963''
NORMA (to herself) Shit. I'm late.
Norma rushes to the film set, wearing the same flower dress and white coat Marilyn Monroe wears in the film. The same director and crew from before, back in character, now dressed in 1960s clothes.
DIRECTOR Marilyn. You're always late. Always ill. What excuse is it this time? I'm sorry but we'll have to stop filming. We're going to find someone new.
NORMA (in a Swedish accent) I am Mrs Ingrid Tick. I'm Swedish. T... I... C. It Swedish name. Mrs Duncan gave me position to take care of children.
The Director and crew with a bemused look on their faces.
NORMA (CONT'D) (in a Swedish accent) I have been stuck on deserted island for last 36 years, that is why I always late.
DIRECTOR Children? And where are these children?
CREW MAN Its good. She's trying to get into character.
DIRECTOR Will you shut up.
NORMA (in a Swedish accent) You are children.
DIRECTOR Ok. Enough is enough. The producers are going to hit the roof.
Director starts walking up and down frantically. Then stands still...
DIRECTOR (CONT'D) (calmy) Well, the clocks ticking Ingrid. I'm glad you've finally made it back to humanity. You're fired.
NORMA (in a Marilyn Monroe accent) Somethings gotta give.
DIRECTOR You aint kidding.
She turns and leaves in anger. Takes off her clothes and jumps into the pool naked, mirroring the naked scene with Marilyn in Somethings Gotta Give. Norma starts laughing, teasing them by leaning her full leg and arm on the edge of the pool, and when they go to grab her she swims away. The director and film crew start SHOUTING. She swims to the middle of the pool, dives down and doesn't come up again.