Angelina JolieIconic actress Marilyn Monroe will have the final years of her life played out on screen by Angelina Jolie in The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe.

Jolie has scooped the much coveted role to play the screen siren, alongside George Clooney as Frank Sinatra.

Author Andrew O'Hagan told the Times the film version of his novel The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe will start production soon.
Angelina JolieIconic actress Marilyn Monroe will have the final years of her life played out on screen by Angelina Jolie in The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe.

Jolie has scooped the much coveted role to play the screen siren, alongside George Clooney as Frank Sinatra.

Author Andrew O'Hagan told the Times the film version of his novel The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe will start production soon.

Scarlett Johansson was first linked to the Monroe role, and O'Hagen had previously suggested that Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks could be it.

But action star Jolie, who is also vying for the lead role in an Elizabeth Taylor biopic, has reportedly bagged it.

The film will take an unusual look at Monroe's last two years - through the eyes of her pet, Maf, a Maltese terrier which was a gift from Sinatra in 1960.

The dog had quite an extraordinary life, as would be expected from any pet of Miss Monroe, and thus the novel charts some of the defining moments of the 20th century.

According to the book's description, Maf - short for Mafia - met several famous faces from the era, including President John F. Kennedy. The dog also accompanied Monroe to acting classes, restaurants, department stores and to Mexico for her divorce from playwright Arthur Miller.

"Marilyn was a strange and unhappy creature, but at the same time she had more natural comedy to her than anybody I would ever know," observes Maf, who was 3 when Monroe died in 1962 at age 36.

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