Angelina Jolie/Marilyn Monroe
Elizabeth Taylor does not want anyone playing her in a movie about her life in Furious Love despite all those dumbass rumours that the Jolie would be taking on the role. But what about Marilyn Monroe?
Andrew O’Hagan wrote a book about Marilyn’s dog Maf, The Life And Opinions Of Maf The Dog, And Of His Friend Marilyn Monroe. Maf is short for Mafia, gifted to Marilyn by Frank Sinatra, and Maf’s story chronicles the last two years of her life.
So of course Maf’s tale is being made into a movie. And O’Hagan just revealed at the Edinburgh Book Festival that the film will star Angelina Jolie as Marilyn and George Clooney as Sinatra.
Oh Jesus, here it comes. Now you know I have a lot of love for the Jolie, but the Jolie is too much The Jolie to be someone else who is The Something. You don’t have to see it to know it just wouldn’t be convincing (unless you’re a Brangelunatic). To say nothing of the Monroe fatigue. Both Naomi Watts and Michelle Williams are also signed to star in separate biopics about the legend.
Before you get all foamy around the mouth and stabby with your hands however, please note that authors have been known to talk out of their asses when they try to straddle their works with Hollywood. One has to hope that this is the case here. At press time no reliable US outlet has confirmed it. And you know all of them are calling.
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