Abuzz with "50 Shades of Grey" Craze in Hollywood and Hardware Stores
"Fifty Shades of Grey" craze is nowhere near over.
Bret Easton Ellis, author of "American Psycho" and "Rules of Attraction", has expressed his wish to adapt the book for the big screen. Angelina Jolie is rumored to be having conversations with Universal Pictures to direct the movie. Ellis took to his Twitter to express his desire saying, "Hope E.L. James doesn't think I'm being a prankster. I really want to adapt her novels for the screen. Christian Grey is a writer's dream." Yet, Jolie and Universal Pictures representatives have denied meeting about turning the hit book into a movie.
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But there are many more confirmations of Holywood stars jostling to be a part of the movie. Miley Cyrus and Hilary Duff are amongst them as is Ashley Benson of "Pretty Little Liars" and her co-star Lucy Hale. As for the male lead, Ian Somerhalder has said he would be open to playing the role of domineering Christian Grey.
Meanwhile, A New York Post story reports that "Fifty Shades of Grey" is increasing sales of rope and other S&M paraphernalia. "White-hot read "Fifty Shades of Grey" has left unassuming New York women so feverish, they're snapping up all the tools and toys that bondage and S&M hunk Christian Grey introduces to "unexplored" young heroine Anastasia in the book."
For example, the article states that there's been an upsurge of rope sales in New York City hardware stores. "Nathaniel Garber Schoen, co-owner of Garber Hardware in the West Village, says customers eager to get tied up rather than secure lumber have a telltale sign: They request softer nylon material. In which case Schoen recommends the 12-gauge, non-braided nylon - "Anything skinnier is too small. You might hurt yourself," he says of the rope, $18 for a 50-foot spool. "For those purposes, 12-gauge is a reasonable choice and the most popular."
Stay tuned for more news about the popular book, which if the current round of news is any indication, will persist at least till a movie adaptation is in the works.