Universal Pictures and Focus Features have joined forces to adapt E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. THR reports that the two studios have teamed up for the erotic thriller and its two sequels (Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed). Universal bought the rights to the book, and Focus will distribute the movie.The three-book story follows "the erotic relationship between a damaged young billionaire and a naive female college graduate." The books started off as fan fiction, inspired by the Edward and Bella characters in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight.
I think that Focus Features is a perfect choice to distribute this movie. They have a past history of handling projects of this type. Have you read the books? Who do you think would be a good fit to play the lead characters?
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