Joe Wright linked to Fifty Shades Of Grey movie

News Simon Brew
10 May 2013 - 06:46

Could the director of Hanna and Atonement be directing Fifty Shades Of Grey?

Well, crikey. Universal is still pressing ahead with its plans to make a movie based on the book of respectable hardcore pornography, Fifty Shades Of Grey. And while the spurious casting guessing game appears to have ground to a halt for the time being, Variety has linked some surprising names with the director's chair.

Kelly Marcell is working on a script for the movie now, but Universal's top choice to direct the film is apparently Joe Wright. The same Joe Wright who made Atonement, Hanna and, more recently, Anna Karenina.

Other names linked with the job? Patty Jenkins (Monster), Bill Condon (the last two Twilight films), Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) and Gus Van Sant (lots of things). Variety also reports that at one stage, Steven Soderbergh was a consideration.

Truthfully, there are lots of films we want to see from Joe Wright, but we're not sure that Fifty Shades Of Grey is one of them. If he does indeed sign up for the job, we'll let you know. Universal does seem keen to move this one forward now...


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