One very well-known writer is interested.
Has anyone read this 50 Shades trilogy? If so, you'll probably be as shocked as I am that Hollywood would even entertain the idea of a 50 Shades of Grey film. I don't see how they could do it without an NC-17 rating (I'd say NC-17+). But yes, it seems as though the 50 Shades movie is coming. Now the question becomes, who will write the big screen adaptation? One very well-known writer is extremely interested in adapting the book, and you won't believe who it is!I won't leave you hanging: Author Bret Easton Ellis (a personal favorite of mine) is apparently really, really keen on writing a 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation. Yes, you read that correctly. I did a double-take too. Obviously none of this is decided, but BEE is definitely making his intentions known, tweeting, "Completely committed to adapting Fifty Shades of Grey. This is not a joke. Christian Grey and Ana: potentially great cinematic characters." So there you go: He says it flat-out: It's no joke. This could actually happen.
This story just gets more and more interesting: Bret Easton Ellis also mentioned (again, via Twitter), that he'd love for David Cronenberg to be involved in the project. Yowza, right? Apparently BEE already has actors/actresses in mind to play Christian Grey and Anastasia (Ana) Steele. He hasn't tweeted specifics, but maybe it's Ryan Gosling? Gos seems to be a favorite among the 50 Shades fans I know.
I haven't read more than 50 pages of 50 Shades of Grey, so I don't feel like I'm qualified to say who should direct, write and star in the film adaptation. I'm asking fans: What do you think? Who would be the best writer for the 50 Shades screenplay? Who would make the ultimate Christian Grey and/or the hottest Ana Steele?
Stay tuned, because certainly Bret Easton Ellis can't be the only major player who's interested in getting involved with 50 Shades of Grey.