Bret Easton Ellis’ Twitter feed has been full of Fifty Shades of Grey in recent days. He has expressed a genuine interest in adapting the novel for the big screen and has high hopes that E.L. James will agree.
His Fifty Shades dream team is David Cronenberg directing, himself writing and Ryan Gosling starring as Christian Grey. He suggests, unconventionally Lena Dunham as Ana, or conventionally Scarlett Johansson.
I would be very excited to see a Cronenberg/Ellis collaboration, both men have not been afraid to court controversy in their careers and certainly thrive on it.
Cronenberg has the ability to attract leading and often mainstream actors into roles they may not have considered under the guidance of other directors, so if he is involved we may be in for some surprises.
If Ellis gets his way, this film could be a very exciting prospect indeed.
Who would be involved in your Fifty Shades film dream team?