Is Gus Van Sant Directing the ’50 Shades of Grey’ Movie?

According to the Examiner, Gus Van Sant may be directing the 50 Shades of Grey movie. It was James Franco who let the possible news slip, as he spoke to the Sunday Times this week at the Sundance Festival. “I heard Gus [Van Sant] might direct it. If he directed it, I’d do it. It sounds interesting,” Entertainmentwise quoted the actor as saying. Franco has previously worked with Van Sant on Milk, the 2008 Harvey Milk biopic. We’re already imagining the multi-hyphenate actor in the role of Christian Grey, although we also know not to take Franco too seriously.