Bret Easton Ellis wants to adapt Fifty Shades of Grey
Talk of the big screen version of E.L. James' FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is heating up and Bret Easton Ellis wants to adapt.
The American Psycho author took to his Twitter account to announce, "I'm putting myself out there to write the movie adaptation of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' ..." Later in the evening, Ellis contacted his agent to let him know he was interested in taking the job, "Completely committed to adapting Fifty Shades of Grey. This is not a joke. Christian Grey and Ana: potentially great cinematic characters."
He really wasn't joking. Ellis has gone out of the way to make himself available to take on the film. He continued to update via Twitter, "Okay. Today the team has been briefed and we will be approaching the studio this week about BEE adapting 'Fifty Shades of Grey' into a film."
Ellis has taken in the entire scope of the production. He already has actors in mind for the leads as well as a director. "I think David Cronenberg is a great idea for directing Fifty Shades of Grey and we worked together on American Psycho in its initial phase." In his opinion, the character of Christian Grey is "a writer's dream". He still has ideas on the matter even if it isn't up to him, "The casting of Christian in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' wouldn't be up to me but I have certain actors in mind. And a particular actress for Ana." He then went on to say, "Cronenberg and Alexander Skarsgård is a no-brainer. I've seen Alexander naked so many times at the gym that we both attend: perfect casting."
Ellis kept musing on...
"For Fifty Shades of Grey: David Cronenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Bret Easton Ellis and who as... Anastasia???"
"I would love it if we lived in a world where Lena Dunham could be Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey but I don't think we do. I think she's hot."
"Tonight's epic fight on Girls between Allison Williams/Lena Dunham convinced me that either one of them could play Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey."
"Thinking more conventionally for Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey: Scarlett Johansson or Kristen Stewart. Alex Pettyfer as Christian: too
"Aaron Johnson as Christian Grey? In a perfect world it would be
"David Cronenberg directing. Bret Easton Ellis writing. Ryan Gosling acting. Fifty Shades of Grey team... Shades of Grey."
|Extra Tidbit:||Any men folk here read this novel?|