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Angelina Jolie To Play Marilyn Monroe

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There's another Marilyn Monroe film in the works and this time it has major star power!

Angelina Jolie is set to play the blonde bombshell in an adaptation of Andrew O'Hagan's novel, The Life And Opinions Of Maf The Dog, And Of His Friend Marilyn Monroe

The story is set two years before Monroe's death in 1962 and is told through the eyes of her pet Maltese terrier Maf, a gift from Frank Sinatra.

The role of Sinatra will be played by another Hollywood heavyweight, George Clooney.

We can't wait to see the chemistry THESE two have with each other!

Brad and Elisabetta better watch out!

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  1. 1

    she will need to eat some cheeseburger to get some kicking curves.

  2. 2

    oh fuck no.
    anyone but her.
    she wont do Marilyn any justice.

  3. 3

    HELL YEA!!

  4. 4

    oh dear, i love angelina…. but she's gonna have to put on about 40 lbs to play the role of voluptuous marilyn…. a sex symbol who would be considered a fatty in today's society.

    This is such a poor choice, I'm almost willing to bet you've been given bad info.

  5. 5


  6. 6

    For most of her career, I believe Marilyn Monroe was a size 10-12. Also, if memory serves, she wasn't covered in hideous tattoos. Seriously, there is no other actress in Hollywood that can portray this icon?

  7. 7

    Well that is yet another movie I will not be seeing. I gave Salt a chance. What a waste of $10. I mean seriously I do not like her anyway. But I gave the movie a chance. Cause I love action films staring Female Heroes. But she ruined that movie. ANY other chick could have played that roll and it would have been a million times better.

    First I hear she is playing Cleopatra. Who is not a white girl NEWS FLASH.
    And now she is gonna play the Monroe. Now mind you they are all whores of history Angelina included. But why does this skanky scarecrow have to play every roll.

    Her acting has NEVER been good. Theo nyl reason people liked her was because she use to be pretty. And she was the biggest skank in hollywood. Now we she's some respected actress cause she adopts children and steals husbands?

    I am so anti Angelina at this point that I wanna have T-Shirts made about it. If there is a god. Angelina will not play Cleopatra or Marilyn. How about MEgan Fox instead. Isn't she the new young not haggard Angelina?

  8. 8

    Bad, Bad, Bad, BADDD IDEA.
    She should stick to roles like the one in SALT.
    I think she should have been BLACK WIDOW in IM2, instead of Scarlett Johanssen.

  9. 9

    WHY??? This movie's gonna sink…. Isn't Jolie too old to play Monore??

  10. 10

    does this broad have to be in every movie & clooney as sinatra, meh…

  11. 11

    Worst casting ever. Like casting a venus flytrap to play the part of a rosebud.

  12. 12

    ARE THE F-ING HIGH??????

    Jolie is awesome, I love her, but she is no Monroe!! She bares no resemblance! Monroe was short, curvy, plump. Jolie is tall & skinny. She's a very different beauty.


  13. 13

    Hope she plans to gain some weight. Marilyn Monroe wasn't skin and bones.

  14. 14

    She will NEVER play Marilyn but Britney, yes Spears, got the girls features.
    An other star I consider would be Katherine Heigl. Sure she would have to use blue eye contacts but whatevs..

  15. 15

    This is a joke, right?!! Marilyn was curvy in all the right places. Angelina either has to start eating or they're going to have to use a lot of padding on that scrawny bod.

  16. 16

    one ho plays another…big surprise…

  17. 17

    love Angelina and George but this is monumental miscasting. A really really bad idea.

  18. 18

    She'll need to gain some weight first

  19. 19

    Angie cannot possibly "act" that stupidly — it is completely the wrong character type for her abilities. I cannot see her acting "blond" and "stupid" nor pretending to "on something" or drunk. It's a waste of her feisty, sexy talent. Anna Nicole had it nailed. And it killed her

  20. 20

    I am a HUGE Angie fan, but I'm not sure how I feel about this… Remember that movie that Ange did where she was a blonde reporter… that blonde just looked strange on her… Hrmmmm.. Imma have to think about this one ;)

  21. 21

    Re: Gaijin Princess – Check your history, ethnically Cleopatra was 100% Greek, which is as white as it gets.

  22. 22

    They DO have chemistry, Perez… they were both cast most likely because they already made 1 movie together, 'Out of Sight' together in 1998, duh. Some entertainment reporter, check IMDB once in a while… or get assistants who know the movie industry!

  23. 23

    She needs to gain some weight, Marilyn was no SKELETOR!

  24. 24

    She is built like an 11 year old boy except for the implants..what idiot saw her as playing a real woman with curves?

  25. 25

    Why? She doesn't even look like Marilyn, I mean she doesn't have ANY similar feature… Ugh!

  26. 26

    I love Clooney and Jolie, but that casting kinda blows… hard. Neither of them look the parts- at all. The super-stick Angelina playing the increcibly-curvy Monroe!? How does that even work? Here's hoping she puts on some weight for the role, don't wanna make Monroe look bad… ;)

  27. 27

    please tell me your kidding ! wasnt she like 36 when she died ? shouldnt it be someone the same age ? if angelina is around that age you cant tell, she looks older and used up. i am not a fan and there are way better people to play Marilyn Monroe, hello its Marilyn ! I would have liked to see Pamela Anderson play the role

  28. 28

    You know, Marilyn Monroe was quite young when she died…Angeline is past the expiry date for that role! I agree that she would not suit that role at all!! She doesn't even have the classic pin up look now!!
    What about Scarlett Johansan or Elisha Cuthburt? Now those two would do the adaptation splendidly!!
    This will be a terrible movie. They need to have someone that is more curvy and that has that "air of pin-up" already.
    I would not see this with Angelina.

  29. 29

    This could be a very STYLISH movie..

  30. 30

    she is going to have gain about 80 pounds

    bad casting.

    she must be producing or own the rights.
    no other reason to cast her skinny tatted up ass in this.

  31. 31

    Angelina playing her makes no sense.

  32. 32

    ewwwwww… PLS don't let this be true. I don't think Angelina is right to play Marilyn Monroe!

  33. YUCK says – reply to this


    she is no marilyn, both woman are good looking but the charm in in marilyns face, anholina can never duplicate.

  34. 34

    Re: Gaijin Princess
    ANYone could have played in Salt? Angelina has that tough-woman look and never fails in portraying a convincing heroine. She's an expert in action films. Which is great, since lots of actresses have such limited talent they could only play a girl falling in love in standard romantic comedies.
    I hope you were being sarcastic about Megan Fox, cause there's no way anyone didn't notice all she did in Transformers was posing with her mouth half open, even in parts where she was supposed to look scared. She would make a great model, but not an actress.

  35. 35

    She needs to put on a LOT of weight to be able to play her. Otherwise, you can consider the iconic role to be turned into used toilet paper. Why can't someone else play her? Such a terrible choice.

  36. 36

    I hope she can gain the weight for this, b/c she's way too frail looking and is kind of lacking the sex appeal department.

  37. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: flozone – Good line. I wonder if she can remotely pull it off.
    She'll get paid anyway, and she'll get to enjoy George.

  38. 38

    AWFUL idea!
    i love angie but wtf dude.
    besides the fact she looks nothing like her!
    her personality is the exact opposite of marilyn!
    angie is dark sexy and marilyn was that bubbly blonde that everybody liked to be around.worst casting EVER. so sad.

  39. 39

    angelina is too skeletal to be able to play marilyn monroe.
    skin and bones =/= sex symbol

  40. 40

    she better eat some food and get curvy

  41. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Laurna_Doone – You're right about Cuthburt. She has the curvy, fuller softness and blondeness to her that more angular Jolie doesn't. I don't like Johanson for this. She'd have to work very hard to recreate Monroe's nuances, or it would just be Scarlett as usual, dressed up as Monroe. This will be a test for Jolie.

  42. 42

    NO!! Marilyn was (is) such an icon, I don't think anyone could ever portray her the way she deserves. Even though Marilyn Monroe's prowess in the acting world can be argued to be based hugely on her looks and her baby sweet voice (and the fact that she almost always played the part of the sugary, naive, beauty-next-door), she is seriously such an icon to whom no one can compare. Angelina, I love you, but NO. I don't want my future kids and grandkids etc. etc. to hear the name "Marilyn Monroe" and think of Angelina's face, a-thank you very much.

  43. 43

    Re: derek1 – have you even seen a greek person? they are olive skinned and usally very dark hair and eyes.
    OH FUCK KNOW, NOT HER! and perez why do you think its funny to big up her whore status?

    Re: SwedishSweetheart – omg, i actually thought that Britney would make a great choice LOOK WISE. however Im not sure about the acting, shes great at comedy, but could she handle the emotional state of monroe?

    How about Kate Winslet?!!!!

  44. 44

    Re: Lunatic.me – Well we differ in view because when I see Angelina in an action roll. It's a joke. She is a talentless hack. Every Character is the same. Even when she puts on an accent.

    YES Megan Fox can do what Angelina does easily. Any one can do what she does easily. I can flippin do what she does easily. She is a waste of movie space. Salt Was Crap and only for one reason. Angelin Jolie was in it. Her action scenes are so fake it hurts my face to watch them.


  45. 45

    I can see Scarlett as Marilyn. She's definitely got the curves and definitely better acting chops than Angie. I don't see why she's getting all these iconic roles. Cleopatra?? Girl can't even act. I agree, Salt was a waste of money, especially after seeing Inception.

  46. byho says – reply to this


    Scarlet johansen?

  47. 47

    Oh gosh, she is not the answer to everything! There is no way she can pull off playing Marylin, n o way in hell. She is too skinny, she has no hips, her legs are hedious her hands are super veiny. NO WAY IN HELL.

  48. dd says – reply to this


    Hope they can make this work, Angie does not look good blond.

  49. mw says – reply to this


    love it… and i always though george was pining for her…

  50. 50

    Jolie NO WAY. Super bony and not classic at all. Christina Hendricks would be perfection for that role!

  51. 51

    OH FUCK NO!!!
    Marilyn is the most beautiful woman to have ever walked the earth. Angelina as Marliyn I DONT THINK SO. eeewww
    NO ONE!!!

  52. 52

    This movie will stink, like every other movie these two make.

  53. 53

    SHES WAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY TOO OLD TO BE MARILYN MONROE!! AND WAAAAAAYYYYY TOO SKINNY marilyn was a CURVY beauty! maybe angelina can play skeletor instead…

  54. 54

    Marilyn Monroe was a size 10 Angelina is what a 0? HORRIBLE casting she just got the role because of her name.

  55. 55

    Sounds cool, I'd watch. It's going to be a bitch airbrushing all those tats or whatever they need to do, but they can afford it.

  56. 56

    Re: Gaijin Princess – your crazy and a hater cause SALT WAS THE SHIT!!

  57. 57

    Love Angie, but she doesn't look like her AT ALL and DOES NOT LOOK GOOD W BLONDE HAIR. Bad choice. They should have picked Rachel Mcadams or someone else.

  58. 58

    ps.. to the dumb ass that claimed they have worked together in outta sight.. that was jennifer lopez.. now who looks like an idiot!!!!!!!
    I love Angelina, she is one of my favorite actresses.. but she is not fat and marilyn was "by our standars" fat… and she was dumb, jolie is too serious, bad ass, and intelligent to play a busty blonde dumb girl
    for the record,,,
    to the idiot girl who said that greeks were not white because they have olive tone… that means they are white you moron.. i'm itialian olive toned.. that is considered white.. stupid little girl.. greeks are considered white and Angelina would play a great greek Cleopatra,, she is amazing at epic roles like that because she is very eloquent

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  60. 60

    Angelina Jolie is only about 35 years old. Marilyn Monroe was 36 when she died. The age works well. As for whether she can pull it off. I think she can, she always puts 100% into her roles, she will gain the weight if she has to and she will know everything about Marilyn there is to know. Scarlett J has the figure but she can't act nearly as well as Angelina Jolie.

  61. 61

    If this is true, I sure hope Angelina is planning to put on 40 lbs. She will actually look so much better if she did anyway.

  62. 62

    What drugs are these people on?!?!?!!? arilyn Monroe is known for her curvacious body and stick figure Anelina is no where close to being Marilyn Monroe sexy!

  63. 63

    yessss! it's kind of a strange casting decision but i think if she puts on some weight and really works hard it could be interesting. as for clooney, he'd be a perfect sinatra, there's really no doubt about that.

  64. 64


  65. 65

    Oh-hell-to-no!!! Please let this be like everything else on Perez's website: just a rumor……

  66. 66

    I can't picture her as Marilyn. I just can't.

  67. 67

    You've got to be kidding!
    If Jolie ends up playing Monroe, I'd be rolling in my grave if I was her.
    There is no way Jolie will do her justice.
    A waste of time, money & effort if she's cast as Monroe!!

  68. 68

    Well atleast she has the whore part down. Other than that I have no idea why she'd be chosen for the role.

  69. 69

    they should have let that other girl….the read head from mad men play. she has the body for it, and with a slight makeover, would make a good marilyn. jolie just doesnt fit the part…

  70. 70

    how the fuck is Elisabetta perez???
    and i love angelina soo much

  71. 71

    Terrible terrible choice!! I have never thought of Marilyn Monroe and thought "Angelina Jolie" NO NO NO!! It will ruin Marilyn Monroe for me!

  72. 72

    WTF.. She doesn't resemble Marilyn in the least. Nothing about her does, not her body, her face or her mannerisms. Marilyn was a curvy pin-up and Angelina's all skin and bones. Besides, Angelina doesn't have the acting skills to play her. PERIOD. She can play super-hero and dark/dramatic alright but she does not have the emotional effervesence required of anyone of a bubbly nature and definitely not one such as the iconic Monroe. Worst casting decision ever..

  73. 73

    She was amazing in Gia, playing a gorgeous but rebellious model who just didn't give a s.hit but I honestly don't think she can play Marilyn Monroe! She has no curves and though she was great in her earlier roles, her talent seems to have become jaded since then. I don't think the tattoos would be a problem, Megan Foxs Marilyn Monroe tattoo was covered in the Transformers movies so it should be easy to cover Angies but everything about her is the opposite of Marilyn! I think even her voice would ruin it, and lets be honest, Angelina isn't nearly as pretty as she was 10 years ago! I think someone like Megan Fox or Lindsay Lohan (if she cleaned up her act and still has the talent she used to) would be a better fit!

  74. 74

    Re: nikeebee – I 100% agree! Even though she'll be acting, she still can't change how she portrays things! She can't become the bubbly blonde!

  75. kukla says – reply to this


    Re: thierry1 – "Out of sight" was made with Michelle Pfeiffer actually.

  76. 76

    WTF….she's way to fu%^ing skinny…Christina Hendricks would be a wayyyy better choice…I love Angelina and all. but damn…girl needs to eat a "samich"

  77. 77

    Angelina is a good actress but too much of a big name to play Marilyn. The whole time I watch it I'll be thinking "that's Jolie" and not Monroe.

  78. 78

    Uh no. I like Angelina well enough but she is no Marilyn Monroe. I wish everyone would leave Marilyn alone. No one has done her justice and no one ever will.

  79. 79

    in what alternate universe does angelina jolie = marilyn monroe??? personality-wise, yes they're both strong and controversial women, but angelina has been looking like a skeleton for a few years now. marilyn was curvy back in the day. our society would probly consider her "fat" now even. i think they can do a better casting job here for sure. . .

  80. 80

    Re: Diva-Babe – i loooooooooove your kate winslet idea! what a smart girl!!!!

  81. 81

    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's gonna fuck it up big time!!!!

  82. 82

    This better be B.S. Otherwise, are you effing kidding me? With such iconic figures as MM and Sinatra, you better get GOOD actors. Forgetting how ridiculous Jolie would visually look as MM, she just doesn't have the acting chops. And George Clooney can only play characters who are just like how he is in real life (Ocean's, Michael Clayton, Up in the Air). Just..No. Please be false.

  83. 83

    this is some kind of joke!

  84. 84

    Re: Gaijin PrincessRe: Diva-Babe
    Re: derek1

    Derek1 is 100% right, Cleopatra was greek & was very white. alot of the darker skinned greek people you see now, do not represent the original way greeks looked, before they were invaded by the turks (hence the darkness now). Cleopatra was believed to have red curly hair, fair skin & was not beautiful as myth would have you think, she was thought to have very masculine features.
    Anyway enough history lessons for now, Angelina could NEVER play Marilyn, this is most probably another one of Perez's bullshit, unresearched rumors, that he wishes is true. Stop suckin on Angelinas di**, she will never be one of your fake celebrity friends!

  85. 85

    Juliette Lewis would be perfect for this role.

  86. 86

    i love angie but scar jo makes a better resemblence

  87. 87

    I think Angelina is a great actress…..but Marilyn Monroe? Really? She will have to put on a lot of weight to begin with….

  88. 88

    Worst idea ever. Angelina Jolie should never even have been considerd to play Marilyn Monroe. I love Monroe and feel Jolie will could not live up to her abilties (puting aside my dislike for Jolie). However I am thinking maybe Christina Aguilera would be a better person to consider.

  89. 89

    Lame. She looks horrible blond.

  90. 90

    If she gains 50 lbs, then maybe.

  91. 91

    HELL NO!!
    Anggelina is NO Marilyn Monroe!!
    she is boney and looks like a skelletor, Marilyn was on of the most beautiful women ever!! she was curvy, feminine and soft, Anggelina has none of those attributes, stick to action and stealing husbands ms jolie, you got nothing on Miss Monroe

  92. 92

    doubt its true but if it were its funny one whore playing another.

  93. 93

    I think scarjo would have been a better choice…jolie is a scarecrow bag of bones…marilyn was VOLUPTUOUS

    this is retarded casting….plus angelina's sex appeal is not sultry and feminine it is hard and sexual…she is not seductive enough, she is to extroverted.
    this will suck.

    bad move on her part, because she will tank at it. she should stick to action roles, there's a reason she does well in those…it's cus shes like a man. total opposite of marilyn.

  94. 94

    NEVER GOING TO WORK. ANGELINA SHOULD NOT BE MARILYN!!! are these people serious she looks nothing like her. she's not even comparable against Marilyn who ever the fuck came up with this stupid idea needs a labotomy stat

  95. 95

    Terrible choice! I think Christina Hendricks is a better choice. Angelina looks nothing like her, and she would need to eat. Marilyn was a size 16, not a 2!

  96. 96

    Ummmm no…. Considering that AJ is older then MM was when she died. Sorry She's pretty but she's no Monroe. I mean that's a lame choice. They look nothing alike, and well… Honestly just bad choice all around nothing about it is good

  97. 97

    Re: ARWAussie – I dont think Aguilera would fill in for Monroe.. yeah she might look like her but she doesn't have the body. Aguilera is waaay too skinny.

  98. 98

    No no no no!! This can not be!! she can't play the world's most beautiful woman!! MM was a sex icon and had a curvy figure!! Angelina is tooooo skinny and tooo ugly to play such a goddess!! Why not Dita Von Teese?? dye her hair blonde and you will have monroe, she already has a lot of that retro look and pin up figure, plus, she has more curves than skeleton angelina.

  99. 99

    Oh, God. No! Not her!!! Angelina may be popular but she looks like a head on a stick. She's in anorexia territory now and she's too old to play the young sex kitten that Marilyn's image was all about. They need a woman with a little meat on her bones, some boobs, and nice curves to play Marilyn. Angelina does not have any of these things.

  100. 100

    Well Angie is beautiful but she's no Marilyn,Marilyn was 5'5 and curvy.I don't understand why these filmakers don't get they can't find an actress to play Marilyn.We have soo many Marilyn wannabees and have yet to get another.Marilyn was beautiful and special.I guess if I had to pick it wouldn't be Scarlet she's curvy but her voice is deep,I would have to say Christina Hendricks, christina has a soft voice,attractive face and she's curvy.We will never see the likes of another Marilyn Monroe.

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