Angelina Jolie would only helm 'certain kind of film'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 March 2014
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie - who was rumoured to direct forthcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film - insists she's better suited to a "certain kind of film"

Angelina Jolie admits she'd only direct a "certain kind of film".

The 38-year-old actress was previously rumoured to be in the line up to helm forthcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie - which is being directed by Sam Taylor-Wood - and insists she's better at telling "some stories than others".

Asked about what actually happened regarding talks about the adaptation of E. L. James' erotic trilogy, she told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "I - I was just."

Before adding: "I - I think they're just ... it's funny, I think with directing, you just think, 'I'm better at telling some stories than others,' but, um, who knows?

"I came very clear out of the gate after [2011's romantic drama] 'Blood And Honey', if I ever directed again, it would have to be a certain kind of film."

Jolie is "looking forward" to watching 'Fifty Shades of Grey', which stars Jamie Dornan as sadomasochistic billionaire Christian Grey while Dakota Johnson plays his love interest Anastasia Steele.

The 'Malificent' actress added: "You know, I'm looking forward to seeing what Sam does with Fifty Shades and she's amazing."


  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Angelina Jolie
  • Written by: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay) , Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), William Nicholson (screenplay), Laura Hillenbrand (book)
  • Cast: Jack O'Connell, Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson
  • UK release: 26 December 2014

Staggering true story of Louis Zamperini (O'Connell), an Olympic runner who in WW II became a USAAF bombardier who was shot down, survived in a raft for days and ended up in a Japanese POW camp. Jolie's directorial skills are much improved, but there's just too much story going for any character development.

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