One of the most talked about projects right now is, undoubtedly, the feature film adaptation of E.L. James trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey.” As Hollywood is buzzing with anticipation about it, one name has recently popped up in conversation: Angelina Jolie.
The trilogy is inspired by Stephenie Meyer's “Twilight” but it targets a more mature audience. In other words, translating it to the big screen will be a challenge, an R-rated one, most likely. Deadline
notes that Angelina Jolie might be interesting in directing it but, if so, the project would probably have to take much longer in maturing because she's packed right now.
“Things are heating up on the movie front as well for Universal Pictures, which won a seven-figure auction to turn the three books into movies. I’ve heard rumors about the possibility of Angelilna Jolie having a conversation or two about directing it,” Deadline writes.
“This has been buzzing around for a couple of weeks. The studio says that no discussions have been had, but they note that if she was interested, that the studio would be also. They loved her directorial debut, In The Land Of Blood And Honey,” adds the same report.
Right now, Jolie is working with Disney on “Maleficent,” so she's not really in the market for a new project.