Sunday, August 17, 2008
An unusual cameo appearance in the film "Marley and Me"
A couple of months ago I received a release form from Fox 2000 requesting permission to use my work. What was most exciting was they wanted permission to use my collection of short stories, The Kind I'm Likely to Get. Did someone actually want to adapt my stories for the screen? No. They wanted to use it as a prop. And so, in the scene in which Jennifer Aniston finally agrees to let Marley sleep in the house, she is seen curled up in bed reading my non-dog stories in The Kind I'm Likely to Get. I've been told that the scene is so pivotal there is little chance of it being cut. (Wouldn't it have been even cooler if she'd been reading The Dogs Who Found Me?)