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Will Angelina Jolie direct the adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey?

06.07.2012

What have all the horny ladies been reading lately? Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. Don't look at me, I'm not reading it.

From what started as "TWILIGHT fanfiction" has now sold ten million copies worldwide and is soon to be on the big screen. At the end of March, Universal nabbed the rights to the book, and will market and distribute through Focus Features.

So who do they want to direct? None other than Angelina Jolie. Oh, you know she does some dirty stuff in the bedroom. That makes her qualified. For those unaware of the plot, here it is:

"The plot traces the relationship between recent college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and manipulative billionaire, Christian Grey. Steele is required by Grey to sign a contract allowing him complete control over her life as well as a non-disclosure agreement, something that he's required from all of his previous submissives. Upon learning that she is a virgin, Grey agrees to have sex with her in order to prepare her for later encounters, fully intending that the contract would be signed. As she gets to know him, she learns that his sexual tastes involve bondage, domination, and sadism, and that childhood abuse left him a deeply damaged individual. In order to be his partner, she agrees to experiment with BDSM, but struggles to reconcile who she is (a virgin who has never previously had a boyfriend) with whom Christian wants her to be, his submissive and a to-do-with-as-he-pleases partner in his "Red Room of Pain"."

The studio loved Jolie's directorial debut, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY, but this may be a project she passes on. Apparently she is "completely focused" on MALEFICENT and does not have time for anything else.

If you want to read about the TWILIGHT fanfiction controversy, head here. Note-- it is sort of lengthy. But knowledge is power, right?

Source: Deadline

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11:40AM on 06/08/2012

UGH

Someone just explain to me how the fan-fiction of a bored, middle-aged Twi-hard has become such a sensation. I read a few paragraphs at a book store. I probably could've written better erotica when I was a gutter-minded 11-year-old. Just. Make. This. Shit. STOP.
Someone just explain to me how the fan-fiction of a bored, middle-aged Twi-hard has become such a sensation. I read a few paragraphs at a book store. I probably could've written better erotica when I was a gutter-minded 11-year-old. Just. Make. This. Shit. STOP.
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6:58AM on 06/08/2012

I'm not interested in it

but I'm not going to explode into privileged first world nerd rage over it.
but I'm not going to explode into privileged first world nerd rage over it.
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6:57AM on 06/08/2012
I heard that Coraline director Henry Selick is now attached to helm the movie adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. This has nothing to do with the story above I just wanted to talk about a book I liked and a movie I'm interested in.
I heard that Coraline director Henry Selick is now attached to helm the movie adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. This has nothing to do with the story above I just wanted to talk about a book I liked and a movie I'm interested in.
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6:39AM on 06/08/2012

Stupid ignorant soccer moms...

I'm surrounded by soccer moms (married to one even..thankfully she isn't among those I mention next).

Half of the reason this "book" is popular is because a bunch of them, married and bored and uneducated about real sex all titter and giggle over this scandalous introduction to bondage. The "book" is a collection of some jerkoff's online erotic writings that got packaged into a book. I can't stand listening to them talk about it as if they are all suddenly experts in the field of kinky
I'm surrounded by soccer moms (married to one even..thankfully she isn't among those I mention next).

Half of the reason this "book" is popular is because a bunch of them, married and bored and uneducated about real sex all titter and giggle over this scandalous introduction to bondage. The "book" is a collection of some jerkoff's online erotic writings that got packaged into a book. I can't stand listening to them talk about it as if they are all suddenly experts in the field of kinky sex.

This movie will blow.
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4:40AM on 06/08/2012
who gives a shit?
who gives a shit?
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1:50AM on 06/08/2012

9 1/2 Weeks, minus anything sexy

They're the worst sex scenes EVER written. Andy from Forty Year Old Virgin writes better erotic fan fiction about the Six Million Dollar Man. I expect her to say balls feel like bags of sand.
They're the worst sex scenes EVER written. Andy from Forty Year Old Virgin writes better erotic fan fiction about the Six Million Dollar Man. I expect her to say balls feel like bags of sand.
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12:20AM on 06/08/2012
The further Angelina stays away from this, the better it will be for her credibility. If she wants to build a reputable directing career, the last thing she needs to do is make a movie based on C-grade fan fiction.
The further Angelina stays away from this, the better it will be for her credibility. If she wants to build a reputable directing career, the last thing she needs to do is make a movie based on C-grade fan fiction.
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12:09AM on 06/08/2012

There went my only reason for seeing it

I have a lot of respect for Angelina Jolie's taste in projects and her directing skills. She might have made something half-decent out of that piece of shit. But I suspect the job will go to some hack and it'll get the adaptation it deserves.
I have a lot of respect for Angelina Jolie's taste in projects and her directing skills. She might have made something half-decent out of that piece of shit. But I suspect the job will go to some hack and it'll get the adaptation it deserves.
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11:57PM on 06/07/2012

It's written by a bored UK hausfrau...

The author has no idea how to write sex/love scenes, she writes this way because she *WANTS* this done to her (experiences she's obviously never had), and it's for wives that want more sex but don't get it. I hope I can take solace that this will have the same fate as other bestselling books for women that are adapted to film: BOMB. Exactly like Eat Pray Love: that was a huge book, but the movie was a Box Office stinker. Better yet, I hope this is adapted to a romantic comedy, completely
The author has no idea how to write sex/love scenes, she writes this way because she *WANTS* this done to her (experiences she's obviously never had), and it's for wives that want more sex but don't get it. I hope I can take solace that this will have the same fate as other bestselling books for women that are adapted to film: BOMB. Exactly like Eat Pray Love: that was a huge book, but the movie was a Box Office stinker. Better yet, I hope this is adapted to a romantic comedy, completely different from the book.
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10:59PM on 06/07/2012
Have you read any of that book? It reads like a 15 year old virgin mental patient wrote it.
Have you read any of that book? It reads like a 15 year old virgin mental patient wrote it.
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6:55AM on 06/08/2012
I don't know any of those.
I don't know any of those.
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