The movie adaptation of the erotic novel is due on August 1, 2014 in the US, reports Focus Features and Universal Pictures International.
British author E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has been parked atop the New York Times digital bestseller list for weeks. PHOTO: AFP/RELAXNEWS
Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) will be directing the first chapter of the passionate relationship between Anastasia Steele, sweet and innocent college graduate, and Christian Grey, billionaire and fan of S&M.
Rumors about the cast for, Fifty Shades of Grey, have been rampant. Names including Emma Watson, Alex Pettyfer, Robert Pattinson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson- the director's husband-have all passed through the rumor mill.
The film is scheduled to start shooting at the end of 2013, with scriptwriting still in progress.
Published in 2011, this three-part saga, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, sold more than 70 million books (paper and digital) throughout the world.