Angelina Jolie Shoots Down Marilyn Monroe Movie Rumors

Angelina Jolie is not going to play Marilyn Monroe in a planned film adaptation of the novel “The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog,” which tells the story of the 1950s sex symbol from the point of view of a dog.

While promoting her latest film, “Salt,” in London, Jolie said the news about the Marilyn Monroe movie was just a rumor. “This is a new rumor…It sounds very nice – I just haven’t got the phone call yet. You guys will probably know before I do,” Jolie said. Jolie’s publicist also refuted an article that came out in a U.K. newspaper, saying that the “Tomb Raider” star was not involved in the project. “Angelina is NOT attached to this project,” Jolie’s rep said in an e-mail to the Los Angeles Times.

Earlier, the UK’s Telegraph came out with an article that quoted “The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog” author Andrew O’Hagan as confirming that Jolie would play Monroe in the film adaptation of the novel. The report also named George Clooney as the one picked to play Frank Sinatra.

Jolie said that if there is a movie she would love to do in the future, that is a “Salt” sequel. “I’d love to do a sequel…You never know if you’re going to get the chance, if audiences are going to love it,” she said. “Salt” opened in North America on July 23, raking in more than $36 million in its opening weekend.