Clooney And Jolie To Play Sinatra and Monroe?
George Clooney and Angelina Jolie look set to portray Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe respectively in an adaptation of Andrew O’Kagan’s novel, The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and His Friend Marilyn Monroe, according to The Times.
The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog… follows Monroe’s last two years through the eyes of her pet, Mafia Honey (nicknamed Maf), a Maltese terrier which was given to her as a gift from Sinatra in 1960. Maf is thought to have met a number of famous faces from the era, including President John F. Kennedy, also accompanying her to Mexico for her divorce from playwright Arthur Miller.
Scarlett Johansson had previously been linked to the role of Monroe, but Jolie appears to have beaten off competition that included O’Hagan’s preferred choice, Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks.
Clooney portrayed Danny Ocean in Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen, a role originally played by Frank Sinatra. Sinatra and Monroe will appear on the big screen before The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog… is released, with Martin Scorsese directing a biopic titled Sinatra, and Naomi Watts starring in the Andrew Dominik directed Blonde.