Who’s been sniffing the Elmer’s glue? According to The Times, Oscar winners George Clooney and Angelina Jolie are set to play two of Old Hollywood’s biggest icons in a feature film. Can you imagine Clooney as the smooth, yet rustic Frank Sinatra? Or how about Jolie as the voluptuous yet vulnerable Marilyn Monroe? If you can’t, you should try because that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
Clooney and Jolie will play the actors in an upcoming adaptation of the book, The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend, Marilyn Monroe. You can let out a mild sigh of relief knowing that this isn’t that highly anticipated Martin Scorsese biopic that we’re talking about. The book centers on the final two years of Monroe’s life taken from the perspective of her Maltese terrier, a dog that was given to her by Sinatra in 1960.
Besides following the tabloid worthy events of the actresses’ life the book also covers several historical moments from the 20th century. There’s also a little bit of John F. Kennedy thrown in for good measure. We all know when there’s a Monroe story he’s never too far behind.
Author Andrew O’Hagan announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival that the book is set for release this December, but no director is attached to the film adaptation as of yet.
What do you think of Clooney and Jolie playing Sinatra and Jolie? Good or bad decision?