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Golden Globe-nominated director Joe Wright might be best-known for his book-to-screen adaptations of a more classical sort ("Anna Karenina," anyone?), but with so much, um, fan fervor surrounding "Fifty Shades of Grey" — not to mention all that cash money on the line — Universal Pictures might just be set to tap their go-to guy to
wield the whip take the helm on the project.
Variety reports that while there's not an officially 100 percent set-in-stone deal in place just yet, Joe Wright has been chosen to make the mom porn movie happen.
There have been several names floating around as the potential director of "Fifty Shades of Grey," the erotic bestseller by E.L. James that chronicles the sinfully wicked sexual adventures of college student Anastasia Steele and mysterious billionaire Christian Grey. While none of the would-be candidates (such has Angelina Jolie) seem to have any interest in the project, there's one filmmaker who's bound and determined to score the gig for himself: Gus Van Sant.
The "Good Will Hunting" director is apparently lobbying hard for the assignment and has even gone so far as to shoot one of the book's many sex scenes ... starring "Magic Mike" up-and-comer Alex Pettyfer, according to The Wrap. Get More »
As we noted last week with the release of that rather risque trailer for Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," Emma Watson's stepping far away from the Hermione Granger pedestal built by her "Harry Potter" days, and she's doing a darn fine job of convincing us she doesn't always have to be the squeaky clean good girl on-screen a la "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."
"What? No no no no no my breathing is ragged."
As the cast of "Snow White and the Huntsman" proved a couple of months ago, reading passages from E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" can be a difficult and dubious endeavor. It's hard (ha!) to get the subtle nuances of James' prose just right, and a slightly askew inflection could render one of the hottest things ever written into slapstick comedy. Get More »
What's more dangerous than playing a vampire on one of television's hottest shows? How about playing a 27-year-old billionaire/ S&M enthusiast in Hollywood's next sure blockbuster? Sounds good to us. And, apparently, it sounds good to Ian Somerhalder of "The Vampire Diaries."
On Monday, when Somerhalder visited Ryan Seacrest, the smoldering thesp revealed that he is "potentially" up for the coveted lead of Christian Grey in "Fifty Shades of Grey." What's more, he's pretty jazzed (our word, not his) about the whole idea. Get More »
If you've passed a bookstore or checked out the cover of Entertainment Weekly lately, you may be familiar with "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy. E.L. James' first novel is all the rage right now, but it started out as a mega-popular piece of "Twilight" fan fiction called "Master of the Universe." Seriously. The book, which now follows a clumsy, virginal brunette named Anastasia Steele as she falls for a gorgeous, auburn-haired billionaire named Christian Grey, once used the names Bella and Edward and was written with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in mind.
Unlike Bella and Edward, who don't get it on until they're married, Ana and Christian barely know each other when they begin a kinky sexual relationship in which
Edward Christian is a Dominant and Ana a Submissive. Think of it as "Twilight" minus the paranormal plus the graphic sexuality of "9 1/2 Weeks" by way of the dominant-submissive romance in "Secretary."
Now that Universal and Focus have optioned the book, the question on readers' minds is whether Robsten will consider starring in the roles literally written for them. While James, who has ultimate casting control over the leads, has said she hopes unknown stars will take the parts, she surely would love Rob and Kristen to say yes. But if they don't, here's a slate of other potential Anas and Christians that could steam it up together on-screen. Get More »