Who will adapt a '50 Shades of Grey' movie?

Who will adapt a '50 Shades of Grey' movie?

One very well-known writer is interested.

At the moment, it seems that nothing can stop the juggernaut that is 50 Shades of Grey. The steamy E.L. James novel is getting an incredible amount of press, largely because it's -- well, it's pretty hot. Millions are reading this, it seems, and as with other super-hot novels, buzz about a movie adaptation is pretty loud. Whether you love the 50 Shades books or hate them, there's absolutely no denying that they've become a pop culture phenomenon. A movie is pretty much inevitable.

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.