Fifty Shades of Grey (film)

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Fifty Shades of Grey
Directed bySam Taylor-Wood
Produced by
Written byKelly Marcel
Patrick Marber
Mark Bomback
Based onFifty Shades of Grey 
by E. L. James
StarringDakota Johnson
Jamie Dornan
Eloise Mumford
Luke Grimes
Rita Ora
Victor Rasuk
Max Martini
Dylan Neal
Callum Keith Rennie
Jennifer Ehle
Marcia Gay Harden
CinematographySeamus McGarvey
StudioMichael De Luca Productions
Trigger Street Productions
Distributed byFocus Features
Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • February 13, 2015 (2015-02-13)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget£25 million[1]
($40 million)
 
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Fifty Shades of Grey
Directed bySam Taylor-Wood
Produced by
Written byKelly Marcel
Patrick Marber
Mark Bomback
Based onFifty Shades of Grey 
by E. L. James
StarringDakota Johnson
Jamie Dornan
Eloise Mumford
Luke Grimes
Rita Ora
Victor Rasuk
Max Martini
Dylan Neal
Callum Keith Rennie
Jennifer Ehle
Marcia Gay Harden
CinematographySeamus McGarvey
StudioMichael De Luca Productions
Trigger Street Productions
Distributed byFocus Features
Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • February 13, 2015 (2015-02-13)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget£25 million[1]
($40 million)

Fifty Shades of Grey is an upcoming American film directed by Sam Taylor-Wood with a screenplay written by Kelly Marcel. The film is based on the best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. It is set to be released on February 13, 2015 by Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions,[2] Focus Features, and Universal Pictures.[3] Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson were initially cast in the leading roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, respectively, with Hunnam departing the project the following month and being replaced by Jamie Dornan.[4]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In early 2012, it was announced that there was professional interest in a film production of the Fifty Shades trilogy.[13] Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Paramount, Universal Pictures, as well as Mark Wahlberg's production company all put in bids for the film rights,[14][15] with Universal Pictures and Focus Features eventually securing the rights to the trilogy in March 2012.[3] Author James sought to retain some control during the movie's creative process.[16] The Social Network producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti signed on to produce the film, having been hand-picked by E. L. James,[2] meaning that the finalized list of production companies ended up being Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Michael De Luca Productions, and the company jointly founded by Brunetti and Kevin Spacey, Trigger Street Productions, with Universal also acting as distributors.[17] Although American Psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis publicly expressed his desire to write the screenplay for the film,[18] Kelly Marcel, screenwriter of Saving Mr. Banks, was hired for the job.[19] Patrick Marber has been brought in by director Taylor-Wood to polish the screenplay, specifically to do some “character work”.[20] Mark Bomback has been hired by Universal for script doctoring.[21] Mark Bridges serves as the costume designer.[22] The film's budget is estimated to be about $40 million.[23]

Director[edit]

By May 9, 2013, the studio was considering Joe Wright to direct,[24] but this proved unworkable due to Wright's schedule.[25] Other directors who had been under consideration included Patty Jenkins, Bill Condon, Bennett Miller, and Steven Soderbergh was also considered.[26] In June 2013, E. L. James announced Sam Taylor-Wood would direct the film adaptation.[27]

Casting[edit]

James herself had expressed that she felt that casting Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart would be "strange" and "weird".[28] However, Ellis stated that Pattinson was James's first choice for the role of Christian Grey.[29] Several actors and actresses such as Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer, Henry Cavill, Chace Crawford, and Alexis Bledel had been named as expressing an interest in acting in the film as Christian and Anastasia,.[30][31][32][33] Somerhalder later admitted if he had been considered, the filming process would ultimately have conflicted with his shooting schedule for the CW series The Vampire Diaries.[34] On September 2, 2013, author E. L. James revealed on her Twitter account that Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson had been cast as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.[35] The short list of other actresses considered for the role of Anastasia reportedly included Alicia Vikander, Imogen Poots, Elizabeth Olsen, Shailene Woodley, and Felicity Jones.[36] Sources say Jones turned down the role because she did not want to do a full frontal[37] while others say that despite having "look and the ability", she was "too old". Woodley was reportedly "not afraid of the nudity" the film would require, but that she would have "conflicting press obligations" for her film Divergent.[36]

According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Gosling was "the original prototype" for Christian, but he was not interested in the role.[36] Garrett Hedlund reportedly turned down the part, not wanting to commit to a possible trilogy.[38] Stephen Amell also said no because he didn't like the character of Christian Grey. [39] Hunnam initially turned down the role of Christian but later reconsidered it following a meeting with studio heads.[40] Hunnam said of the audition process: "I felt really intrigued and excited about it so I went and read the first book to get a clearer idea of who this character was, and I felt even more excited at the prospect of bringing him to life. We [Taylor-Johnson and I] kind of both suggested I do a reading with Dakota, who was her favorite, and as soon as we got in the room and I started reading with Dakota I knew that I definitely wanted to do it. There's just like a tangible chemistry between us. It felt exciting and fun and weird and compelling."[41] In response to the negative fan reaction the casting drew, producer Dana Brunetti said: "There is a lot that goes into casting that isn't just looks. Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc. So if your favorite wasn't cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list. Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective.[42]

In October 2013, actress Jennifer Ehle was in talks for the role of Anastasia's mother Carla.[10] On October 12, 2013, Universal Pictures announced that Hunnam had exited the film due to conflicts with the schedule of his FX series Sons of Anarchy.[43] Alexander Skarsgard, Jamie Dornan, Theo James, Francois Arnaud, Scott Eastwood, Luke Bracey and Billy Magnussen were at the top of the list to replace Hunnam as Christian Grey.[44][45] Finally, on October 23, 2013, Jamie Dornan was cast as Christian Grey.[46] On October 31, 2013, Victor Rasuk was cast as José Rodriguez, Jr..[8] On November 22, 2013 Eloise Mumford was cast as Kate Kavanagh.[5] On 2 December, 2013 singer Rita Ora was cast as Christian's younger sister Mia.[47] On December 3, 2013, Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden was cast as Christian's mother Grace.[11]

Filming[edit]

In September, filming was scheduled to start on November 5, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia.[48] The following month, producer Michael De Luca announced filming would begin on November 13, 2013.[49] Principal photography was again delayed and eventually started on December 1, 2013.[50] Scenes were filmed in the Gastown district of Vancouver.[51] The film will also be shot at the North Shore Studios.[52] The production end is set for February 20, 2014.[53]

Release[edit]

In February 2013, Universal chairman Adam Fogelson told The Hollywood Reporter about the release: "It's conceivable that we could be ready to release it as early as next summer."[54] Screenwriter Marcel stated that she expected the film to have a NC-17 rating, although producer Dana Brunetti and a representative of Universal declined to confirm that.[55] In an interview with VH1 producer De Luca stated that the movie will be R-Rated.[56]

Initially announced to be released on August 1, 2014,[57] in mid-November 2013 it was pushed back to February 13, 2015 in time for Valentine's Day.[58]

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