Angelina Jolie lined up for Monroe role

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Angelina Jolie portrays the main character of this 2010 espionage thriller. After she's accused of being a Russian spy, CIA agent Evelyn Salt (Jolie) goes on the run, using all of her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Her efforts to prove her innocence only cast more doubt on her motives, however, and the hunt to uncover Salt's true identity continues. Liev Schreiber co-stars as fellow agent Ted Winter.
August 16th, 2010

Angelina Jolie is set to play Marilyn Monroe in a biopic about the iconic actress' life.

Andrew O'Hagan, who wrote the book 'The Life and Opinions of Maf The Dog, and Of His Friend Marilyn Monroe', confirmed the 'Salt' actress would play the blonde bombshell in a Hollywood adaptation of his novel while speaking at the Edinburgh Book Festival.

He also confirmed George Clooney would play Monroe's friend Frank Sinatra in the epic.

Christina Hendricks and Scarlett Johansson had previously been lined up to play Monroe.

The book tells the story of the 'Some Like It Hot' actress two years prior to her death in 1962 from the perspective of her dog Maf, given to her as a gift from Sinatra.

Angelina had previously been mentioned as one actress lined up to play Elizabeth Taylor in a story about the British actress' life, but Elizabeth scotched plans saying only she would be able to play her as she is still alive.