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Angelina Jolie will not play Marilyn Monroe, rep says

August 17, 2010 |  7:44 am

Angelina-jolie-marilyn-monroeAngelina Jolie won't be playing Marilyn Monroe in a movie telling Monroe's story from a "dog's-eye view," according to her management. 

Though an overseas report indicated Brad Pitt's partner would embody screen bombshell Monroe, Angie apparently will not see this side of a subway vent anytime soon -- no matter how she looks rocking platinum-blond hair.

Don't shoot the messenger.

In an e-mail from Jolie's rep, the Ministry was told, "Angelina is NOT attached to this project."

A dispatch from the UK's Daily Mail has author Andrew O'Hagan "confirming" that Jolie would portray the icon in a film adaptation of a book he wrote in the voice of a Scottish poodle given to Monroe by Frank Sinatra; the article also had past Pitt costar George Clooneyincorrectly attached to play Sinatra. O'Hagan has been a UNICEF UK ambassador for about the same amount of time Jolie's been involved with the U.N.'s refugee agency.

"The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe" won't be released stateside until December.

Jolie's non-attachment doesn't surprise us -- after all, the mother of six is ...


... eventually considering retirement. After "The Tourist." And possibly "Maleficent," "Cleopatra" and the long-anticipated adaptation of Kay Scarpetta's crime novels. 

Who would you like to see Jolie portray? Tell us in the comments section below.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Angelina Jolie makes an appearance at Comic-Con 2010. Credit: John Shearer / Getty Images 

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