The movie adaptation of the widely popular erotic novel 50 Shades Of Grey has been surrounded by rumours ever since it soared to the spotlight for overtaking the all-time bestseller spot from Harry Potter on Amazon.
The first rumour floating about was that Emma Watson would be casted as the lead role in the film, a report later denied by the young star. Now, rumour has it that the gorgeous Ryan Gosling may be casted to play the devastatingly sexy Christian Grey from the novel.
Among all this, other snippets that have made the round are that author Bret Easton Ellis has lobbied for the opportunity to pen the screenplay, while Angelina Jolie has been reported as a potential contender to sit in the director’s chair, as reported by screenrant.com.
Earlier this year, Universal Pictures and Focus Features secured the film rights, and now Oscar-nominated producers Dana Brunetti and Mike De Luca of The Social Network will be backing the project.
“As usual, it’s all been misreported,” the book’s author E L James told Ryan Seacrest on his morning radio show. It may have killed the rumours for now, but it’s given the women out there much to drool about.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 30th, 2012.
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