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Fifty Shades of Grey will be brought to you by the producers of The Social Network and the screenwriter of...The Tooth Fairy?

07.11.2012
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I wish I had thought up this headline when I was writing the April Fools Day article this year, because it sounds so utterly ridiculous. And yet, this will easily lend credibility to any fake news stories posted.

When it was reported that the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY movie (note that I did not use the word "film" which is reserved for movies worth the film they are made on) would be produced by the team behind THE SOCIAL NETWORK, I nodded my head that at least there would be some class brought to the project. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti have also produced BOOGIE NIGHTS and 21 along withe upcoming Paul Greengrass film CAPTAIN PHILLIPS.

But, the screenwriter is a different story. A good producer will bring in the right people to direct and write a film and De Luca and Brunetti have made a bizarre first choice.

Actor/screenwriter Jim Piddock has apparently been tapped to write the screenplay based on E.L. James' erotic mommy porn novel. Piddock is more recognized as an actor having appeared in numerous films and television shows. He is most recognized for his appearances in EPIC MOVIE as Magneto and Christopher Guest's BEST IN SHOW as the television analyst for the dog show broadcast. As a screenwriter, he is responsible for the Samuel L. Jackson/Eugene Levy movie THE MAN and the Dwayne Johnson masterpiece THE TOOTH FAIRY.

So, naturally, this comedic genius is the perfect fit for a dead serious erotic film.

If FIFTY SHADES OF GREY were worth taking seriously, this would be outrageous, but seeing as the book is one step away from being a Harlequin romance novel, I can only laugh at this. For those of you who are fans of the FIFTY SHADES trilogy, what do you think of this news?

Source: VarietyMoviehole

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8:10PM on 07/11/2012
Sort of too bad they didn't take Bret Easton Ellis up on his offer to write. I know almost nothing about the story but he could have strung something interesting together if nothing else. That said, a "darkly erotic" script from the guy who did The Man and The Toothfairy ought to be a total disaster.
Sort of too bad they didn't take Bret Easton Ellis up on his offer to write. I know almost nothing about the story but he could have strung something interesting together if nothing else. That said, a "darkly erotic" script from the guy who did The Man and The Toothfairy ought to be a total disaster.
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5:36PM on 07/11/2012
Who cares?
Who cares?
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5:21PM on 07/11/2012
I think the two episodes of Silk Stalkings he wrote are probably what got him the job.
I think the two episodes of Silk Stalkings he wrote are probably what got him the job.
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8:20PM on 07/11/2012
How dare you, great show :)
How dare you, great show :)
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4:23PM on 07/11/2012
So, let me ask you something. Since you're dishing out such harsh critique, I take it you've read the books? My guess is going to be no on that one. Don't judge something you have no first hand connection with. Booooooo to this article
So, let me ask you something. Since you're dishing out such harsh critique, I take it you've read the books? My guess is going to be no on that one. Don't judge something you have no first hand connection with. Booooooo to this article
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4:09PM on 07/11/2012
LOL, all I saw in the preview box for this article was "Fifty Shades of Grey will be brought to you by the producers of The Social Network and the screenwriter" and for a second, I was like "WTF? Aaron Sorkin is adapting Fifty Shades of Grey????" But the actual headline is just as funny.
LOL, all I saw in the preview box for this article was "Fifty Shades of Grey will be brought to you by the producers of The Social Network and the screenwriter" and for a second, I was like "WTF? Aaron Sorkin is adapting Fifty Shades of Grey????" But the actual headline is just as funny.
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3:54PM on 07/11/2012
I thought when I first looked at the picture "That looks a lot like the British guy from the Christopher Guest movies and Lethal Weapon 2." I didn't know he was a screenwriter, and for good reason it seems.
I thought when I first looked at the picture "That looks a lot like the British guy from the Christopher Guest movies and Lethal Weapon 2." I didn't know he was a screenwriter, and for good reason it seems.
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4:37PM on 07/11/2012
"he's black" ;)
"he's black" ;)
5:21PM on 07/11/2012
I believe the actual quote is, "You're BLECK."
I believe the actual quote is, "You're BLECK."
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