Tom’s good friend and collaborator Kelly Marcel (they co-founded the Bad Dog Theater Company with Brett C. Leonard, wrote two tv shows together—Candy Chops and Kickapoo Dust—and she did major uncredited work on Bronson) has landed the coveted (albeit colossal) job of turning E.L. James‘ Fifty Shades of Grey into a decent screenplay. While I’m thrilled for Kelly Marcel—she’s a major talent, and if anyone can turn base metal into gold it’s KM—the speculation that this means ETH may become Christian Grey makes me feel faint … with HORROR.
It’s true, however, that Meryl Streep did Bridges of Madison County and survived with her impeccable integrity intact. Not so sure about Clint, though.
On a brighter note, this film is being fast-tracked. And Tom’s dance card is full to bursting for the next several years.