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
Following word that Once Upon a Time’s Jamie Dornan will play the role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey feature adaptation comes the news that dreamy True Blood newcomer Luke Grimes has signed on to play Christian’s older brother Elliot.
And the new Christian Grey is… Jamie Dornan. The Irish actor was among the contenders who reportedly tested for the male lead in Fifty Shades of Grey recently, and this evening comes word that Dornan has signed on to replace Charlie Hunnam as the dark and dominant billionaire Christian Grey.
The Pacific Rim star opened up to E! while attending the 2nd annual “Hogs for Heart” charity event in Burbank, California, and while he didn’t come and specifically list the reasons why he walked away from Fifty Shades of Grey, he suggested on record a few of the reasons that have been speculated.
With news that Charlie Hunnam was dropped out of the feature adaptation of E.L. James' steamy novel Fifty Shades of Grey, fans of the book and those curious about the film were left to wonder who would step in to fill the part of the broody, wealthy and dominating Christian Grey. The latest update is that Dakota Johnson, who was previously cast to play the female lead, Anastasia Steele, is reading with a number of up-and-comers, Jamie Dornan among them.