BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Earlier today as I was writing about the comment January Jones made recently about the Fifty Shades of Grey poster being similar to Mad Men's, it crossed my mind that Universal and Focus Features might find a way to offer fans of E.L. James's romantic trilogy a little tease from the movie.
Mad Men star January Jones, who plays the former wife to Jon Hamm's Don Draper, Instagrammed a picture of the Fifty Shades of Grey poster along with the caption, "Does this look familiar to anyone else?#madmenpostercirca2010."
Director Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey movie may no longer be a 2014 release, now set to come out on Valentines Day weekend next year, but already the marketing department behind the project is getting to work and making sure that you're ready for the film.
Two of the most talked about bestselling novels of the past couple of years are soon to get big glossy Hollywood adaptations, and with them scores created by some of the most-sought after composers working today.
What follows is a list of fourteen books whose film adaptations are either already in production or quickly heading in that direction. Some of them probably aren’t your cups of tea, but if you look hard enough, I guarantee you’ll find a few gems among this pile. Beyond that, you’ll probably hit on a few classics worth rediscovering too.
Fifty gets a Two! If you’re a die-hard Battlestar Galactica fan, you might get that reference and you may already be picturing the creased brow of a certain Cylon. Actor Callum Keith Rennie has joined the cast of Fifty Shades of Grey, playing Anastasia Steele’s (other) stepfather, Ray Steele.
These days, if you’re looking for Marcia Gay Harden, you can find her being bossy, uptight and a doctor as one of the mothers in ABC’s new comedy Trophy Wife. Whether or not she’s bossy or uptight in the feature adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey remains to be seen, but she will be playing a doctor and a mother in the film. Harden is the latest to join the cast of the film, which is based on E.L. James’ romantic.
If you were wondering if Christian Grey’s sister Mia was going to make an appearance in the feature adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, the answer is evidently yes, as singer/actor Rita Ora has been cast to play the role. As we reported earlier today, Fifty Shades of Grey just went into production this week.
Fifty Shades of Grey has officially begun production! Series author E.L. James Instagrammed the above photo, which shows the clapboard for the film's first take. In addition to including director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s name, the clapboard reveals that they’re shooting Scene 25, whatever that is. For those eagerly awaiting the feature adaptation of the steamy novel, start of production is good news, especially considering it was delayed due to casting and script issues.
Actor Max Martini has spent a good portion of his decades-long career playing characters that were tasked with keeping people safe, and he’ll soon be protecting one of the most famous fictional men in the country. Martini is currently in negotiations to star as Christian Grey’s bodyguard in the upcoming Universal and Focus Features adaptation of the worldwide phenomenon >Fifty Shades of Grey.
We’ve watched and waited as Fifty Shades of Grey got its casting sorted out, first finding its Anastasia and Christian in Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam, then losing Hunnam and replacing him with Jamie Dornan, during which time some of the supporting roles have been filled in, including male characters Elliot and Jose.
It was a mixed week for Fifty Shades of Grey movie news. On one hand, thanks to Entertainment Weekly’s photo shoot, we got to see what stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson look like together. And then these photos were followed by the news that the film’s release date had been moved to February 2015, about half a year later than the originally set August 2014 release date.
Ladies and gentleman, we have our first look at Fifty Shades of Grey stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson together. We have Entertainment Weekly to thank for these stills, as the magazine did a photo shoot for an upcoming issue focused on the feature adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy novel.
Another piece of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie falls into place as the film finds its Jose in actor Victor Rasuk. We learned this week that Rasuk has been cast in the part of Jose Rodriguez, an alternate love interest to lead character Anastasia Steele. Rasuk joins previously cast Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes and Dakota Johnson in the feature adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy novel.
They're still theoretically gunning for that August 1, 2014 release date, but the Fifty Shades of Grey production team has given in at least a little to their scrambled schedule and pushed back the start of production on the wildly popular book's adaptation. According to THR the shoot, which was scheduled to begin early next month, will now kick off on December 2, giving newly hired star Jamie Dorman a few extra months to do pushups and get in proper hunk-ified shape