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

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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