Monday morning movie news: Marley & Me, Bachelor No. 2, and The Young Victoria
08.20.07 by REELZ
This morning's big news is that John Grogan's bestselling memoir about his crazy dog, Marley & Me, is going to be made into a movie. Owen Wilson will star as Grogan and Jennifer Aniston as his wife, as the two try to survive family life with the world's most insane yet lovable lab. We know it sounds sappy, but we read the book and it was good.
David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) will direct, says Variety.
In other news, Bachelor No. 2 and The Young Victoria are both filling out their casts.
Jason Biggs (yes, he of the pie porking in American Pie) and Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls, Related) will take supporting roles as the best friends in the Dane Cook-Kate Hudson romantic comedy Bachelor No. 2, says The Hollywood Reporter. And Variety is reporting that Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code, A Beautiful Mind) and Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong, The Pianist) have joined the cast of the Scorsese-produced Queen Victoria biopic, The Young Victoria. Bettany will play Victoria's advisor Lord Melbourne and Kretschmann will play King Leopold of Belgium.