Fox 2000 has picked up Alan Arkin to join Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston on Marley & Me, the adaptation of the John Grogan bestseller.
Alan Arkin for Marley & Me
Directed by David Frankel, Marley & Me has Wilson playing 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.
The film was originally expected to begin production this January, but the date was pushed in order to comply with Aniston's busy schedule. She recently worked on He's Just Not That Into You and Management. She is currently filming the Brandon Camp-directed Traveling.
Coming back from hospitalization, Marley & Me will be the first film Wilson does since his episode.
Alan Arkin recently wrapped up his role on Get Smart.