Fifty Shades of Grey has been the most talked about book in America this year and the bestselling book in British history. So naturally, the erotic phenomenon that has been making both young and old women’s knees turn to jelly–and other parts turn to…eh, use your imagination for that–is receiving a film adaptation.
Currently, Universal (the studio planning the movie) is considering four writers, and surprisingly, one of them is not Bret Easton Ellis. The acclaimed novelist/screenwriter has been expressing nothing but excitement (maybe too much so) about the possibility of writing the Fifty Shades screenplay on his Twitter, but yesterday the writer tweeted, “It’s a very major disappointment to announce that I’ve somehow been taken off the list of possible screenwriters for Fifty Shades of Grey…”
Those on the shortlist are Dan Fogelman, Veena Sud, Karen Croner and Kelly Marcel. Why do you think Easton Ellis got the boot? Let us know in the comments below.