Alan Arkin Joins Marley and Me


Alan Arkin has joined Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston in Fox’s Marley and Me, which starts filming in the spring.

The pic is an adaptation of the John Grogan bestseller, which David Frankel is directing. Gil Netter and Karen Rosenfelt are producing. Scott Frank wrote the most recent draft of the script.

Wilson plays a Philadelphia newspaper columnist who decides with his wife to adopt a dog to give them a taste of parenthood. The incorrigible Labrador retriever is a hyperactive handful, turning their lives upside down.

Arkin will play the editor of the newspaper.