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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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After 21 Years, Natalie Portman And Aleen Keshishian Change Rep Relationship

Jul 11 2014 7:17pm CDT | Source: Deadline

One of the longest running talent-rep relationships in Hollywood has come to a climax. As Natalie Portman transitions to a move to Paris, she and Brillstein Entertainment partner Aleen Keshishian will be parting ways, sort of. Portman is relocating to be with husband Benjamin Millepied. A dancer she met while making Black Swan, Millepied is taking the job as director of the Paris Opera Ballet. Portman, who ju ...
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2 weeks ago

Plague, Battles and Big Waves in First Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer

Jul 9 2014 10:10am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Last year gave us a fairly forgettable, if stylish, biblical tale in the shape of Darren Aronofsky's Noah, and now Ridley Scott is having his turn at souping up the Old Testament for the modern, pop-corn munching congregation.Exodus: Gods and Kings, which stars Christian Bale, tells the tale of Moses as he lead the exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and into their 'Promised Land'. Of course, the journey famously takes him across the Red Sea, and no doubt this will ...
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Fincher, Mara Catch A "Red Sparrow"

Jun 10 2014 2:12am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Eric Warren Singer ("American Hustle") is in negotiations to pen the adaptation of the Jason Matthews espionage novel "Red Sparrow" at 20th Century Fox. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" director David Fincher and actress Rooney Mara are reportedly also interested in reteaming for the film which previously had Darren Aronofsky attached as director. Set in contemporary Russia, the story follows a female state intellige ...
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6 weeks ago

David Fincher & Rooney Mara May Reunite on 'Red Sparrow' Thriller

Jun 9 2014 10:48pm CDT | Source: First Showing

After teaming for a gritty adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it was hoped that director David Fincher and star Rooney Mara would reteam for the two sequels in the book series that inspired the American film adaptation. However, Sony Pictures doesn't seem to be in a hurry to get those films made. In the meantime, 20th Century Fox might be able to get the filmmaker and actress back together as Deadline reports ...
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6 weeks ago

David Fincher and Rooney Mara Could Reunite for ‘Red Sparrow’

Jun 9 2014 9:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

David Fincher and Rooney Mara may be ready to team up again. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo pair is reportedly eyeing Red Sparrow, a spy thriller that Darren Aronofsky exited earlier this year. Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle) is writing the script. Hit the jump for all the details on the project. Singer is currently in negotiations and hasn’t yet closed a deal, but Deadline expects studio Fox will move quickly so that they can get Fincher and Mara locked in. They ...
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6 weeks ago

Rooney Mara and David Fincher Circle RED SPARROW; Eric Warren Singer in Talks to Adapt Spy Novel

Jun 9 2014 9:22pm CDT | Source: Collider

Red Sparrow is a flirt when it comes to America's finest directors.  Darren Aronofsky entered early negotiations to direct an adaptation of Jason Matthews' spy novel last year, but moved on from the project in January.  Now David Fincher is circling the project with his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star, Rooney Mara. According to Deadline, Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle) is in talks with Fox to adapt Red Sparrow.  Singer still ...
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