Months after tons of blogs debate on which actor would be perfect to play Christian Grey, the highly-anticipated role for the movie adaptation of “50 Shades of Grey” is still available. However, the film now has a release date, which confirms that the book will definitely be going to the big screen.
Universal and Focus acquired the rights to the “Fifty Shades” trilogy in March 2012. The film will hit theaters on August 1, 2014 (Friday) for North America. Focus Features is releasing the film domestically, while Universal Pictures will handle the international release, schedules of which are still to be announced.
The movie already has a director – Sam Taylor-Johnson (who helmed “Nowhere Boy”). In a statement, Taylor-Johnson said: “I’m so excited to be charged with the evolution of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ from page to screen. For the legions of fans, I want to say that I will honor the power of Erika’s book and the characters of Christian and Anastasia. They are under my skin, too.”
The movie will be produced by the author E. L. James herself alongside Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti. Kelly Marcel is writing the screenplay.
The steamy “Fifty Shades” books in digital and paperback versions have sold over 70 million copies worldwide and have been translated in over 50 languages.
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