|Rhulen launched FilmEngine at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 with William Shively and A.J. Dix. The latter two have since left and recently formed Tower Hill Entertainment.
The "Marilyn" project brings Grandison's story to the bigscreen for the first time. His involvement with Monroe's case has been mentioned in several books.
"After being forced to sign a falsified death certificate, he was threatened for years about what he knew. The threats only stopped recently," Rhulen said.
Grandison said he was given Monroe's diary in order to help find her next of kin. He was in possession of the diary for several days. Grandison is still alive, but the diary could not be found.
FilmEngine produced Johnny Depp starrer "The Rum Diary," based on Hunter S. Thompson's novel. Past credits include "The Butterfly Effect" franchise and "Lucky Number Slevin."
"The main thing about FilmEngine is that we are artist-friendly. We also deliver," Rhulen said. "We want to tell unique stories."
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