Fans of the ero-lit bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey should rejoice, as another high profile director has shown interest in helming the film adaptation. This time around, it’s Gus Van Sant, and he didn’t just state his interest – he actually filmed a test reel for Universal.
Universal has not approached Van Sant, the director just decided to take the initiative and show the studio his vision, in the hopes that they’ll like what he’s planning to do to the project. According to The Wrap’s report, Van Sant’s test reel featured a risqué sex scene featuring Alex Pettyfer of Magic Mike.
There’s still no negotiations going on between Van Sant and Universal, but given his clout and reputation, his test reel should at least speed up the decision making process over at Universal.