After wrapping up the soap opera Pecados ajenos (Telemundo), Mauricio Islas traveled to Mexico to spend some time with his 6-year-old daughter Camila. The 35-year-old Mexican actor has also been busy producing the documentary Marilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive, about the death of the legendary blond bombshell.
“I’ve always been an actor, but now producing is amazing”, says Islas, who is the executive producer of the documentary. “I think people need to know the truth about what happened to Marilyn Monroe. Her death has been a myth, but now we have the truth.”
According to collector and historian Keya Morgan, who wrote and directed the documentary, they hope to present it at the Cannes International Film Festival in May of 2009. The piece includes interviews with Jack Clemmons -the first police officer to arrive at Fifth Helena Drive, Monroe’s old residence, the day of her death in August of 1962- and coroner Thomas Nogushi, who performed her autopsy.
Morgan says he also interviewed Jim Dougherty -Monroe’s first husband- former maids of the star of Gentleman Prefer Blondes and former FBI agents who, according to the director, gave alarming testimonies. The theory Morgan presents is that Monroe did not commit suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills, but was injected and murdered. By whom and for what reason? We’ll have to watch Islas’ opera prima as a producer to find out!