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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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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 Cr ...
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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 theaters ...
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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 s ...
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Kung Fu Panda Director John Stevenson Boards Noah's Ark

Aug 20 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

A new indie CG 'toon take on the storyIf you’re an independent film company looking to make the first leap into producing a CG-animated feature, you’re usually going to want to find an experience director to make it. Such is the case with Unified Pictures, which has hired DreamWorks Animation veteran John Stevenson to tackle a comedy version of the Noah’s Ark story.Yes, while Darren Aronofsky brought the B ...
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