Harry Styles may have read Fifty Shades of Grey and actually called it "an educational and interesting read," but now, the boy band member and E.L. James' insanely popular erotic book are too close for comfort! FansShare announced a few days back that Harry and his band, One Direction, have been working on music for the soundtrack. Granted, the original report came out on April 1, but so far, no one's yelled, "April Fools'!" So, then it actually could be true. Nuts, right?
Being that the flick won't be out until summer 2014 at the earliest, sources are saying that it's just a matter of the boy band being "in talks" to do a song for the film. Still, not sure I'm buying any of it.
If there is some truth to the buzz, I'd have to wonder what in the world the producers are THINKING. Could it be that they think a track from a bubblegum pop act like One Direction would set the perfect tone to establish Anastasia's innocence at the outset of the film? Or maybe current teen fans of the band will be the perfect 18-24 target audience for the film in couple of years? Perhaps Henry Styles is planning a Justin Timberlake-like transition from teenybopper boy band member to mainstream adult entertainer, and he thinks doing a track for the Fifty Shades soundtrack will help him make the switch? Or maybe E.L. James just happens to have a thing for him.
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Regardless of the rationale, I can't see how anything related to One Direction would be right for Fifty Shades. Let's hope it's all just a silly rumor concocted from overzealous fans of the band and the book.
How do you feel about this unlikely match?
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