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Darren Aronofsky turned down Fifty Shades of Grey

Darren Aronofsky turned down Fifty Shades of Grey

Jun 20 2013, 4:30am CDT | by

Darren Aronofsky reportedly turned down 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. The Oscar-nominated 'Black Swan' director was offered the opportunity to bring E.L. James' saucy novel to life on the big screen but...

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Darren Aronofsky turned down Fifty Shades of Grey

Jun 20 2013, 4:30am CDT | by

Darren Aronofsky reportedly turned down 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

The Oscar-nominated 'Black Swan' director was offered the opportunity to bring E.L. James' saucy novel to life on the big screen but rejected movie studio Universal's offer, resulting in Sam Taylor-Johnson landing the coveted spot, according to TheWrap.com.

The filmmaker was approached ''a month ago'' but decided against taking on the project as he is still finishing production on his new Biblical movie 'Noah', which is based on Noah's Ark and boasts an all-star cast including Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson.

Many top directors lobbied for the directorial chair on the upcoming movie project, with names including Gus Van Sant, Joe Wright and Angelina Jolie linked to the role.

Van Sant even created a test reel in a bid to land the job. The clip featured a particularly erotic scene with 'Magic Mike' hunk Alex Pettyfer in the role of Christian Grey.

Taylor-Johnson was confirmed as director yesterday and said in a statement: ''I am excited to be charged with the evolution of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' from page to screen.

''For the legions of fans, I want to say that I will honour the power of Erika's book and the characters of Christian and Anastasia. They are under my skin too.''

The film will be based on E.L. James' saucy novel trilogy about a young, virginal assistant who embarks in a sexual relationship with her S&M-loving boss.

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"Exodus" Posters, Comments Stir Debate

Oct 27 2014 6:49am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Three new posters from Ridley Scott's upcoming Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" have arrived courtesy of 20th Century Fox and The IMDb. Christian Bale's Moses and Joel Edgerton's Rameses take center stage in the one-sheets for the December 12th release. These hit as a very minor controversy is being chewed over on Christian websites according to THR. Talking with a group of reporters last month in Los Angeles, Bale spoke about his role as Moses ...
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London Film Festival 2014: The Drop Gala

Oct 13 2014 12:47pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Noomi Rapace helps to launch the noir thrillerSaturday saw the BFI London Film Festival gala for The Drop, adapted from a Dennis Lehane novel and starring Tom Hardy as a bartender in a Brooklyn club often used for the transfer of dirty money. He meets Nadia (Noomi Rapace) by chance after discovering an injured dog in her trash can. It also features the last screen performance from the late James Gandolfini.Rapace p ...
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Page 2: Jurassic Park, Star Trek, Star Wars, Toy Story, Dredd, Alien, Darren Aronofsky, David Lynch, Steven Spielberg

Oct 10 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Jurassic Park t-shirts from Crazy Dog T-Shirts THE 10 BEST JOHN HUGHES TRIBUTES IN MOVIES 5 Movies That Inspired Jason Reitman‘s ‘Men, Women & Children‘ Star T ...
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Russell Crowe Takes the Reins in Debut Trailer for the Water Diviner

Oct 1 2014 6:33am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Set in 1919, The Water Diviner tells the story of an Australian father (Russell Crowe) who travels to Turkey in order to find his three missing sons in the aftermath of the battle of Gallipoli. Here's the latest trailer for you, directed by - and starring - Crowe himself.What a performance! Even if the parts from the likes of Olga Kurylenko and Jai Courtney don't completely come together, Crowe sure looks ...
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Russell Crowe's Directorial Debut 'The Water Diviner' Aussie Trailer

Sep 30 2014 5:04pm CDT | Source: First Showing

After some footage surfaced in our first look at Russell Crowe's directorial debut The Water Diviner earlier this year, the first trailer for the film has finally arrived from Down Under. The film follows Crowe as an Australian man who travels to Turkey four years after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. After working with directors like Ridley Scott, Ron Howard and Darren Aronofsky most recently, it looks like Crowe might have learned a lot, as this looks l ...
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First ‘Serena’ Trailer Reunites Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

Sep 12 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: slash film

For a while there, it seemed like you couldn’t get a movie made without Bradley Cooper or Jennifer Lawrence getting involved, often at the same time. The pair shot three films together in about two years: David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, and Susanne Bier‘s Serena. The first two of those have already opened to great acclaim, but the third remained stuck in post-production for quite a long time. It’s only now making its way to ...
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‘Noah’s Douglas Booth Joins ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’

Sep 3 2014 4:47pm CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: British actor Douglas Booth is joining the cast of the classic lit mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith's parody novel of the same name. The send-up of Jane Austen's 1813 book tracks the adventures of heroine Elizabeth Bennet but adds hordes of the undead to her Regency-era English existence. Booth starred opposite Hailey Steinfeld in Romeo & Juliet and was most recently seen on screen in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. He also has… ...
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