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Aniston and Wilson to Star in Marley and Me

Dog book to be made into a movie.
Marley and Me, a bestselling memoir by John Grogan all about his spirited Labrador retriever Marley will be adapted into a full-length feature film starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson.

What's it about?
"Marley is the yellow lab adopted by Grogan, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and his wife. Their idea was to give them a taste of parenthood, but the dog proved to be a hyperactive handful. He wreaks havoc, gets kicked out of obedience school and gets even worse when the children begin to arrive, yet becomes an indispensable part of the family."

I assume Wilson will play Grogan and Aniston will play his wife. The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel will direct, so maybe this will be a doggone good film.

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Legs756 Legs756 9 years
I absolutely loved this book, especially because I am also the owner of a 93 pound 8 year old yellow lab who still acts like a pup. I have experienced all of the same things as the author plus some and I am so excited to see the humor come forth in a movie. I hope it is as good as the book, although movies usually aren't.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 9 years
It sounds like a bad Beethoven movie to me but with a prettier cast
kayden kayden 9 years
Sounds good I'm ready to go see the movie when it's released! Go Jen!
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
After hearing bad new of Owen's health last night...I do hope he's recovered in time to make this and many more for us. Owen needs so much rest though....You're in our prayers Owen.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
mic_check_chell said: but i realllly don't want wilson to play gruaig_rua: I agree! I really don't want to see Owen Wilson in this. Irnarabic said?: Why don't you guys want Wilson to play the part? I've never loved him and just tolerated him really. But "You Me and Dupree" pushed me over the "hate line". :rant: Can't stand him now!
stellasmom stellasmom 10 years
I don't think I can watch it - I loved the book but read it a few weeks after putting my own childhood dog down. I got a little beyond the normal reaction. I'm afraid my current dog would not appreciate all the clinging i'd be doing after...
jjuicyy jjuicyy 10 years
im so excited! havent read the book but my mom has it...i love ALL jen aniston movies so im sure ill love this. prob will get bad reviews in the press but i never care! :)
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Yuck. I don't care for Aniston and can't stomach the Butterscotch Stallion. And this book? Just the excerpts give me cavities.
thehabra thehabra 10 years
Oh please, spare me.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
a definite pass for me.
MamaD MamaD 10 years
This has potential to be a hysterically touching movie...if the script is any good!
paii paii 10 years
When is this movie supposed to be released? Does anyone know yet?
rajen48 rajen48 10 years
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! It's gonna be great...I can already feel it :P Jennifer & Owen.. in the same movie, NICE!
ishop2much ishop2much 10 years
Oh my two favorite people!!! I can't wait to see it!!!!!!!!! :)
redfiretruck redfiretruck 10 years
Read the book, and this movie could be fantastic...
JLew1982 JLew1982 10 years
The book was cute and funny, but I can't see Aniston playing the wife...not sure about Owen either, though. I agree with Neuroticone.
Neuroticone Neuroticone 10 years
The book is amazing but they couldn't get better actors?
swwonder swwonder 10 years
I don't know, this doesn't sound very interesting me.
lrnarabic lrnarabic 10 years
mic_check_chell said: but i realllly don't want wilson to play gruaig_rua: I agree! I really don't want to see Owen Wilson in this. Why don't you guys want Wilson to play the part?
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
I agree! I really don't want to see Owen Wilson in this. He bugs me. I did adore the book. And like everyone else, cried like a baby :cry: I think it's the first book to make me cry.
mic_check_chell mic_check_chell 10 years
i loved this book so much...i bawled my stupid little eyes out at the end... but i realllly don't want wilson to play grogan.....i think aniston's a good choice for the wife, though....
potterlove potterlove 10 years
Awesome! I wonder when they release it...
julipjules julipjules 10 years
I loved this book so much and am excited to see the film. I have two labs and totally related to everything he wrote about. I cried and cried too. Makes me want to cry now even. I am such a softie. =o)
goofynewf goofynewf 10 years
I love this book. Laughed, cried and related about Marley is like my crazy retriever. Who will play Marley? I think my dog should she is almost as bad as Marley.
michstines michstines 10 years
I loved this book!! I cried my eyes out!
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