Rumors were buzzing on the internet and Twitter today that Jim Piddock had been chosen to write the screenplay for Fifty Shades of GRey. Moviehole.com was the first to post it on their site as an "exclusive" but several other outlets jumped on the story as well. It seems all the rumors were started by this tweet.
Very excited to announce I'll be writing the screenplay for "50 Shades Of Grey". I only pitched 49, but still got the gig.
— Jim Piddock (@realjimpiddock) July 11, 2012
We cannot confirm if the account is real or not since it is not verified by Twitter. If it is his real account, it's very possible this was a joke gone wrong. After all he is a comedian and a comedy writer.
A rep for Piddock released the following statement to Celebuzz.com denying the rumor. "He is not writing 50 Shades Of Grey. We wish he were the writer adapting it.”
With hype this big surrounding the books and the film, we're sure this won't be the last time something like this happens.