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Has the jockeying to direct the film adaptation of ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ finally produced a winner?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, British filmmaker Joe Wright has emerged as a frontrunner to Team Uniforms bring E.L. James’ best-selling erotic novel to the silver screen.
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Wright, who directed ”Anna Karenina,” Team Jersey and ”Atonement,” has a long-standing relationship with Focus and Universal, the houses behind the adaptation.
The steamy novel sparked a flood of well-known directors vying to NFL Shop Jerseys bring the book to the silver screen.
Other directors in the running for the job include NFL Sportswear Bennett Miller (”Moneyball”) and Patty Jenkins (”Monster Ball”).
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The most visible high-profile bid came from arthouse director Gus Van Sant, who reportedly shot ”Magic Mike” actor Alex Pettyfer in a sex scene in order to show film producers he had the chops for the gig.
The scene is supposedly the one in which ”50 Shades” heroine Anastasia Steele loses her virginity to the rakish Christian Grey.