Angelina Jolie As Marilyn Monroe

Can Angie capture the essence of Marilyn Monroe?

Angelina Jolie has been cast Marilyn Monroe in an upcoming biopic about the life of the tragic actress.

Andrew O’Hagan, who penned the book The Life and Opinions of Maf The Dog & Of His Friend Marilyn Monroe, confirmed that the Salt actress will play the blonde bombshell in a Hollywood adaptation of his novel while speaking at the Edinburgh Book Festival on Monday.

The book tells the story of the “Some Like It Hot” actress two years prior to her death in 1962 from the perspective of her dog Maf, given to her as a gift from pal Frank Sinatra. George Clooney will appear as Old Blue Eyes in the biopic, O’Hagan said.

Monroe was previously played by actress Mira Sorvino in the 1996 made-for-TV movie From Norma Jean to Marilyn. In addition, Scarlett Johansson and Michelle Rodriguez are on a shortlist of actresses who may play the screen legend in a big screen adaptation of another book about Monroe, My Week with Marilyn.

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