When it was discovered that Owen Wilson attempted suicide last summer, it was particularly eerie since it was just a month before the release of The Darjeeling Limited. Wilson's character hit a bit too close to home, and his problems shed an entirely different light on some of the roles he has played in Wes Anderson's films. Watching Francis Whitman felt like watching Ethan Hawke in Before Sunset -- the lines between reality and cinema blended too much to not be affected by the similarities.

Now, The Hollywood Reporter posts that he's getting back to work, and I have to say that I'm really glad that it's in a positive role. The actor will begin working on Marley & Me with Jennifer Aniston on March 10. Based on a true story, this is the film about a couple who adopt a dog as a trial run for parenthood. While they think it'll just be dog-walking and fun, they get a heck of a lot more than they bargained for as the quickly-growing lab eats everything, damages the house, and even gets expelled from obedience school. But, as with most animal menace stories, Marley was loved -- and darn cute to boot. Hopefully some full-time canine interaction will help lift Wilson's spirits and make for a fun film this December. The film is scheduled to be released Christmas Day.

tags comedy
categories Cinematical