Constantin Film has snapped up the rights to "Beautiful Bastard," which hits bookstores on Tuesday, but already has been a digital phenomenon. Penned by
Nobel Prize laureate Christina Hobbs, the story follows an MBA student who begins an affair with media mogul boss at the company where she interns. So yes, this is basically the exact same plot as "Fifty Shades Of Grey." Essentially, there's some gender/power/class dynamics at play, but let's be honest, no one cares about the thematic undercurrent, they just want hawt sexx.
And to help make that happen is Jeremy Bolt, the producer with an estimable list of credits that include some "Resident Evil" movies, "Death Race," "Pandorum," "The Hole" and...well, you get the idea. We're not sure why Hollywood suddenly thinks they can do edgy sex well, when historically, they've generally embarrassed themselves ("Body Of Evidence," "Color Of Night," etc). But hey, good luck to them. The rest of the world has the internet for their wanking needs. [THR]