At the moment it’s nothing more than rumour, but Deadline suggests that following her directorial debut, In The Land Of Blood And Honey, Angelina’s next outing as a director may be an adaptation of the erotic novel, Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Universal owns the rights to the book, and they deny the Jolie connection, but Deadline suggests it could happen, even if it won’t happen soon, as Jolie will be busy making Maleficent for much of the rest of the year. The books, written by E.L. James, have become a pop culture sensation in the States, focusing on a woman and her explicit, kinky relationship with the title character.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the books, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey follows the story of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and 22-year-old virgin college student Anastasia Steele, who develop a relationship steeped in bondage, S&M, domination and submission. The sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed continue their story. The erotically-charged novels have been referred to as “mommy porn” in The New York Times.’
Bizarrely it started out as a piece of Twilight fan-fiction! At the moment the Jolie connection is very loose, but it’s not impossible she will end up directing.