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Breaking: Angelina Jolie will not play Marilyn Monroe in movie told from perspective of a jaunty pooch

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Angelina-Jolie-Marilyn-MonroeImage Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images; Everett CollectionWell, it seems sort of obvious when you put it that way. The LA Times’ Ministry of Gossip has confirmed that Angelina Jolie is not attached to star as Marilyn Monroe in the adaptation of author Andrew O’Hagan’s novel The Life And Opinions Of Maf The Dog, And Of His Friend Marilyn Monroe. The Daily Mail reported that O’Hagan (Be Near Me) had recently revealed that Jolie had beat out Scarlett Johansson and Christina Hendricks for the role. His novel, well-received in the UK and hitting US shelves in December, is told from the perspective of Marilyn’s beloved pet Mafia Honey (Maf for short), a gift from Frank Sinatra in 1960. Through his eyes, the last two years of her life unfold. Watch the animated trailer for the book below.

Who would you like to see play Monroe in the film? Were it to actually end up on the big screen, Johansson or Hendricks would be lovely. Lifetime? Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Originally posted August 17 2010 — 6:09 PM EDT

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