Have Angelina Jolie, Miley Cyrus Caught ‘Fifty Shades’ Fever?

Jolie rumored to be in talks to direct the film, while Cyrus is currently reading the E.L. James novels.
By Jocelyn Vena

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It seems that everyone has the fever these days. That fever is for the steamy erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." And there are two more Hollywood A-listers who are potentially getting all hot and bothered.

Well, one of them is, at least.

Angelina Jolie had been rumored to be in the running to direct the big-screen adaptation of the E.L. James novel. Deadline reported that the film's studio had had a "conversation or two" with the actress about possibly helming the sexy film franchise. The trilogy follows the S&M relationship between shy college coed Ana Steele and her domineering billionaire beau, Christian Grey.

However, Jolie's rep tells The Hollywood Reporter that there haven't been any talks with the studio, Universal Pictures' Focus Features, about her coming on board to direct.

Well, with the studio on the lookout for not only a director but also a leading lady, they might want to call up the newly engaged Miley Cyrus. One day after announcing her impending nuptials to "Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth, she tweeted, "Reading 50 shades of grey next to the oldest dude ever. #awkward."

Even if Cyrus doesn't get the part of Ana, she is working on her own sexy project. The singer is currently hard at work on her next studio album, which sources say will be "very adult and sexy." The insiders add that Miley's music is reflecting her personal life, as she plans her wedding and approaches her big twentieth birthday later this year. The insider continues, "We are watching a young girl turn into a young woman."

But back to "Fifty Shades." Since the phenomenon took off, everyone from Julianne Hough to Nina Dobrev to Ian Somerhalder has opened up to MTV News about the novels, whether because they are fans or because they have an interest in tackling one of the roles.

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