Alan Arkin joins Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston in 'Marley and Me'.

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Washington, Jan 10 : Alan Arkin has signed up to join Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston in 'Marley and Me'.

The Fox 2000 pic is an adaptation of the John Grogan bestseller by the same name, and is being directed by David Frankel.

Scott Frank wrote the most recent draft of the script.

The movie sees 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, reports Variety.

Arkin will play the editor of the newspaper.

On board as producers are Gil Netter and Karen Rosenfelt.

Shooting for the pic was scheduled to begin in January this year, but was postponed because Aniston was shooting "He's Just Not That Into You". She has to complete work on Brandon Camp-directed "Traveling" before starting on 'Marley and Me'.

The movie will also mark Owen Wilson's return to acting after his suicide bid last year.

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