Angelina Jolie rumoured for Fifty Shades of Grey

Though it’s more fun to imagine the actors who will play saucy couple Anastasia and Christian in the film adaptation of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of GreyUniversal Pictures are understandably on the hunt for a director first. And according to Deadline, Angelina Jolie‘s name has been thrown around as a potential candidate.

Though it’s nothing but “buzzing” at the moment, Deadline suggests Universal are big fans of Jolie’s directorial debut In The Land of Blood and Honey, and that they’ve had conversations about the project over the past few weeks.

However, it’s also noted that Jolie is “completely focused” on starring in Maleficent for Disney, and likely wouldn’t entertain any other offers at the moment.

Universal paid seven-figures for the screen rights to E.L. James best-selling trilogy, beating out a slew of studios looking for the next Twilight and The Hunger Games (though this one is for a decidedly more adult audience).

The book concerns a virginal 21-year-old’s S&M affair with a slightly older billionaire.

Discuss: Who would you like to see star in the film?

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