Fifty Shades of Grey, will heat up cinemas in August 2014

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  • Updated: Jul 02, 2013 15:44 IST

 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


The movie adaptation of the erotic novel is due on August 1, 2014 in the US, reports Focus Features and Universal Pictures International.

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.

 

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