Months ago, acclaimed author Bret Easton Ellis was on the short-list to adapt housewife-porn Fifty Shades of Grey for the silver screen. He lost the bid, though he didn’t say much other than how bummed he was about the missed opportunity.
Until the producers announced that they had picked Kelly Marcel to pen the screenplay. Then Ellis got all indignant on his Twitter.
Kelly Marcel?!? KELLY MARCEL?!? Kelly Marcel is WRITING the script for “Fifty Shades of Grey”?!? THIS is the movie they want to make? ARGH.
— Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) October 9, 2012
Kelly Marcel: the creator of (gulp) “Terra Nova” and a Mary Poppins bio-pic has been blessed by EL James and no one can stop her. Dear God. — Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) October 9, 2012
Fifty Shades producer Dana Brunetti’s response:
@breteastonellis Really, Bret? The day you release that “trailer”.School film? You’re losing it…
— Dana Brunetti (@DanaBrunetti) October 9, 2012
We at SND agree completely with Brunetti. Really, Bret? Why do you even want to be involved with the sewage processing conglomerate that is the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise? Can’t you use your talents elsewhere? Oh right, you did. The Canyons.
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