‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Heating Up With Angelina Jolie Talk

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Heating Up With Angelina Jolie Talk

EXCLUSIVE: You know that the gazillion-selling steamy novel trilogy Fifty Shades Of Grey has reached outlandish proportions when The New York Post devotes today’s front cover to the idea that women are stocking up on ropes to be used for bondage purposes. All of this has apparently been spurred on by the kinky relationship between the couple in the book trilogy. 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. 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. As for Jolie, I’m told she’s completely focused on her next film, Maleficent, at Disney and isn’t entertaining other offers at this moment.

Related: Will Fifty Shades Of Grey Lead Studios To Rethink Gotham Outposts?

Things should begin taking shape on Fifty Shades Of Grey shortly. Author E.L. James and her agent, Valerie Hoskins, will be coming in from the UK to Hollywood shortly. They will then set a producer first, followed by setting a writer and filmmaker.

Related: Universal And Focus Features Win ’50 Shades Of Grey’

Related stories

Universal Pictures And Focus Features Win ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

Mike Fleming’s Q&A With ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Agent Valerie Hoskins, Broker Of 2012′s Biggest Book Rights Film Deal

Hot Trailer: ‘The Bourne Legacy’ With Jeremy Renner

Get more from Deadline.com: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter