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50 SHADES OF GREY- 9 UNKNOWN FACTS

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50 SHADES OF GREY- 9 UNKNOWN FACTS

50 SHADES OF GREY- 9 UNKNOWN FACTS

 

This year Valentine’s Day means much more to hundreds of people around the world because it marks the release of one of the most awaited film this year- 50 Shades of Grey. The popular novel that created ripples across the globe, has won millions of fans. Everyone waited to watch the romance between the very handsome Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele come alive on screen and finally that is happening. But, while you think you may know everything about this book and film adaptation, there are a few things you may not. Since the novel’s writer was completely inspired by the Twilight Series, she wanted to cast Robert Pattinson a.k.a Edward Cullen and Kristen Stewart a.k.a Isabella Swan as the lead pair for the novel’s movie adaptation. Blame it on the couple’s split or other issues, that didn’t work out well and from there began a hunt for the lead actors of this much discussed book. Have a look!

 

THE BOOK

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Fifty Shades trilogy was actually a self published e-book that later got printed on demand. It has a record in the United Kingdom as the fastest selling paperback of all time.


 

THE POPULARITY

Fifty Shades of grey

This book was so popular among its fans across the globe that it has been translated in to 52 languages and over a 100 million copies of the book were sold.


 

THE INSPIRATION

Christian Grey

E.L. James has admitted in several interviews that she gained her inspiration for her novels from the Twilight Series.

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THE BIDDING FOR THE MOVIE

Fifty Shades of grey

It is said that in 2012, several Hollywood studios approached the writer to obtain the film rights to the trilogy. Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount, Universal and Mark Wahlberg’s production company submitted bids. Universal Pictures and Focus Features finally won the rights.


THE PRODUCERS

ANASTASIA STEELE

Author E.L.James picked the producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti for her film. They were also the producers of the film The Social Network.


THE DIRECTORS

Christian Grey

Patty Jenkins, Bill Condon, Bennett Miller and Steven Soderbergh were considered to direct the film that finally went to Sam Taylor-Johnson.


THE ORIGINAL CHOICE

ANASTASIA STEELE

While James said casting Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart would be “strange” and “weird”,  Bret Easton Ellis said that Pattinson was James’ first choice.


CHRISTIAN GREY

Christian Grey

Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries fame) and Chace Crawford had reported shown interest in playing Christian Grey on screen. The role finally went to Charlie Hunnam. Later, he exited the role because of conflicts and Jamie Dornan got lucky.


ANASTASIA STEELE

ANASTASIA STEELE

 

Alicia Vikander, Imogen Poots, Elizabeth Olsen, Shailene Woodley and Felicity Jones auditioned for this role that finally went to Dakota Johnson.