Of all the many, many rumors we’ve been hearing about the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, this is one of our favorites: Angelina Jolie’s name has been floating around — no, not as a gender-swapped version of Christian Grey (though that would make things more interesting, and she did it for Salt!), nor as a casting choice for Elena/”Mrs. Robinson” (because who doesn’t think she’s into “kinky f—ery”?), but as a possible director of the film. According to Deadline, the folks at Universal Pictures denied having any conversations with Jolie, BUT they’d certainly consider her if she were into it. Hmmm, the love story of a naive college graduate and the corporate exec with a secret BDSM life sounds a wee bit different from In the Land of Blood and Honey, Angie’s directorial debut. It does, however, remind us of Jolie’s earlier days as a bad-girl actress who wore her husband’s blood around her neck. If she brought some of that attitude, and a little more feminist flavor than the book has, we could really get into this movie. Anyway, Deadline’s Mike Fleming doesn’t think it would happen, since she’s too involved in starring in Maleficent at the moment.
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