Angelina Jolie May Star As Notorious Man Eater Marilyn Monroe — Opposite Brad's BFF George Clooney!

Mon, August 16, 2010 8:39pm EDT by 7 Comments
SplashNews.com, Getty Images

SplashNews.com, Getty Images

Angie and George may be starring as Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra in an upcoming film — let’s hope no sparks fly between them onset!

In the latest bit of Angelina Jolie casting news comes talks that the actress is set to play Marilyn Monroe in a new biopic of the star — opposite partner Brad Pitt‘s best friend George Clooney! The Daily Mail reports, “The 35-year-old actress is set to play Monroe in an adaptation of Andrew O’Hagan‘s The Life And Opinions Of Maf The Dog, And Of His Friend Marilyn Monroe, the author revealed at the Edinburgh Book Festival yesterday.”

This is not the first time Angelina will be acting as the love interest to one of Brad’s buds, as she previously played the wife of Matt Damon in the 2006 pic The Good Shepherd.

The story is told through the eyes of Marilyn’s maltese terrier Maf, a gift from Frank whose full name was Mafia as a joking reference to Frank’s heritage. The dog famously accompanied Marilyn everywhere she went in the final two years of her short life.

Marilyn was as known for her acting as she was for her high profile relationships with men including Arthur Miller, Joe DiMaggio, Marlon Brando, and a then married John F. Kennedy. Hmmm…

Angie and 49-year-old George would also likely be sharing some very steamy scenes — we wonder how met on set partner Brad will feel about that?!

This would now be the third Marilyn Monroe pic in the works, with Michelle Williams and Naomi Watts also both rumored to be working on pics.