Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston will star in Marley & Me, the Fox 2000 adaptation of John Grogan’s bestselling memoir about an incorrigible Labrador retriever.
David Frankel, who last directed The Devil Wears Prada for the studio, will helm; Scott Frank is working on the latest draft of the script.
The plan is to begin production early next year. Gil Netter and Karen Rosenfelt are producing.
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.