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Morgan Freeman Rumors: Will the Actor Narrate ’Fifty Shades of Grey?’

Sun., Sep. 9, 2012 3:26 PM EST
by Rachael Mason

Morgan Freeman

Have you heard the latest Hollywood rumor? The word has spread that Morgan Freeman could narrate 50 Shades of Grey. The racy romance novel has topped bestseller lists this year and people can’t stop talking about how the movie version will play out.

Freeman, however, won’t actually be part of the project, it seems, according to E! News.  Though there’s a video on YouTube that supposedly features the actor’s iconic voice reading from 50 Shades of Grey, that’s not actually him. Instead, the voice-overs were done by comedian Josh Robert Thompson, who is known for his impersonations.

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And about that lingering rumor that Morgan Freeman passed away? Yes, that’s another death hoax, one of the many floating around the web. In this case, a Facebook page saying the actor had died suddenly received more than 60,000 “likes,” which caused the (not-true) news of his demise to spread rapidly.