I will be VERY CLEAR! There has been NO official word on a Director and I have NO inside knowledge. But I thought this was an interesting rumor to consider.
James Franco has been quoted as saying in regards to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, “It sounds interesting, I heard Gus [Van Sant] might direct it. If he directed it, I’d do it.”
So, who is Gus Van Sant? He’s a Director, Producer and Writer.
His Directing resume includes My own Private Idaho, Pyscho, Good Will Hunting, Finding Forrester, and Milk. To name a few of his bigger films. They all, in their own ways, great films and some tackling difficult topics. It all makes him an interesting choice.
You may now resume waiting for a director and casting!