FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is an upcoming romantic drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) with a screenplay for the film by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks), based on the best-selling novel of the same name by E. L. James.
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 (Marie Antoinette; TV series - Once Upon a Time, The Fall).
Joining Dornan and Johnson in the cast are Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather; Jennifer Ehle as Carla, Anastasia’s mother; and Dylan Neal as Bob, Carla’s husband.
When Anastasia Steele (Johnson), a literature student, goes to interview the wealthy Christian Grey (Dornan), as a favor to her roommate Kate Kavanagh (Mumford), she encounters a beautiful, brilliant and intimidating man. The innocent and naive Ana startled to realize she wants him, despite his enigmatic reserve and advice, she finds herself desperate to get close to him. Not able to resist Ana’s beauty and independent spirit, Christian Grey admits he wants her too, but in his own terms. Ana hesitates as she discovers the singular tastes of Christian Grey- despite of the embellishments of success - his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family - Grey is consumed by the need to control everything. As they get close Ana starts to discover Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own desires.