Angelina Jolie eyes up 50 Shades role

There are many actresses eyeing up a role in the saucy 50 Shades film adaptation, and Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is just one of them.

The athletic  Tomb Raider actress is rumoured to be snooping after the role of saucy Shades character Anastasia Steele in the erotic novel written by E L James. According to The Mirror, Angelina Jolie heard about 50 Shades of Grey when she was in the UK shooting her new film Maleficent.

A source told The Daily Mirror that the 37-year-old actress is ‘dead set on a major part and she knows the film is bound to be a huge hit’.

Angelina certainly fits the appearance of Anastasia Steele who’s described in the book as pale, with long dark hair and blue eyes too big for her face.
Unfortunately for Jolie, a whole handful of much younger actresses have been considered for the part including Harry Potter actress, Emma Watson, as well as Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johansson.

The International Business Times recently reported that 22 year-old Watson ‘is one of the prime choices for the role’.

However, Angelina could be perfect for the character Elena; a slightly older, married woman who builds a relationship with the central character, Christian Grey.

Whichever lucky lady bags the much sought after role, they may end up starring opposite Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale or Chris Pine, all of whom have been suggested to play disturbed businessman, Grey.

In the mean time, Angelina is working on Maleficent which is set for a 2014 release. The Sleeping Beauty-inspired movie tells the well-known fairy story from the perspective of the princess’ evil nemesis. Robert Stromberg is directing the feature which has been penned by Paul Dini (Batman of the Future) and Alice in Wonderland writer, Linda Woolverton.

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