We learned earlier today that American Psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis is no longer in the running to write the screenplay for Fifty Shades of Grey, and now reports have surfaced about which four writers are still in the running.
The Hollywood Reporter learned exclusively today that Karen Croner, Dan Fogelman, Veena Sud and Kelly Marcel are being considered by Universal and the film’s producers — The Social Network‘s Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti — to helm the adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic bestseller.
Fogelman is the most experienced of the four, having written Cars, Bolt, Tangled, Fred Claus and Crazy, Stupid, Love. Sud, meanwhile, may be a better fit for Fifty‘s dark nature, as she previously wrote for both Cold Case and The Killing. Marcel was a writer of Fox’s Terra Nova and Croner is currently working on Admission, which stars Paul Rudd and Tina Fey.
Which of the four writers do you think would be best for Fifty Shades? Do you have another writer in mind?