Kerry Katona to play Marilyn Monroe in musical

London: Reality TV star Kerry Katona is all set to play Marilyn Monroe in a new musical based on the life of the iconic actress.

The `Atomic Kitten` singer announced it on her micro-blogging site Twitter that she had accepted the lead in upcoming production `Norma Jeane The Musical` by writer Belvedere Pashun, reported Contactmusic.

"I`m thrilled to have been given this opportunity to play one of the world`s biggest female icons and can`t wait to get to work.

"A successful career in drama has always been a main goal of mine and this role is a challenge but one I`m going to grab with both hands," she posted.

The show is set to preview later this year.