A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up. Suspiria arrives in theaters November 2. From director Luca Guadagnino. Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper and Chloe Grace Moretz.
I can show you how pleasurable pain can be…. There will be pain, but nothingyou can’t handle…. Do you trust me, Ana?
If you have to ask, that’s billionaire Christian Grey smooth-talking recent college grad Anastasia Steele in E. L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, the novel that sparked Fifty Shades Fever. Since 2011 the trilogy has sold more than 100 million copies and “Fifty Shades” references have been slapped onto everything from classical music albums to baby onesies (“All my mommy wanted was a night with Mr. Grey”); perhaps not coincidentally, the bedroom practices popularized by the book have gone mainstream too, with bondage clubs popping up at Ivy League schools and sales of Ana’s favorite sex toys skyrocketing. But like it or not —and lots of people don’t— the phenomenon is just getting started. On February 13 Fifty Shades of Grey the film is set to dominate theaters, and its two previously under-the-radar stars, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, are about to find out how it feels to be bona fide sex symbols.
You may recognize their faces: Johnson, the 25-year-old daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, made her film debut at only 10 in Crazy in Alabama, directed by her stepdad, Antonio Banderas. She went on to charm audiences with small roles in big pictures like The Social Network and 21 Jump Street, as well as the lead in the critically beloved TV show Ben and Kate. And Dornan, 32, is no stranger to being the Man Women Want. The Belfast, Northern Ireland, native spent 10 years modeling for Dior, Armani, and Calvin Klein, posing shirtless with Kate Moss and in his undies with Eva Mendes. But if you’re tempted to dismiss him as a model who’s “trying” to act, instead of an actor who modeled, his two seasons as a serial killer in the BBC series The Fall will cure you of that notion.
So are they ready? “I don’t think anyone can really prepare Jamie and Dakota for what’s going to happen when this film comes out,” says Fifty Shades (female!) director, Sam Taylor- Johnson. Taylor-Johnson (no relation to Dakota) says she’s “very protective” of both her stars, but even she won’t be able to shield them from critics ready to pounce on the material. (Salman Rushdie once proclaimed that Fifty Shades the book “made Twilight look like War and Peace”) But the Fifty Shades cast and crew are more concerned with pleasing die-hard fans, who congregate on message boards and at book clubs, hotly debating every morsel of news on the film’s development, from the last-minute casting of Dornan as Christian (was he a good enough replacement, they debated, for Charlie Hunnam, who dropped out because of scheduling issues?) to Johnson’s hair in the trailer (is it as long as Ana’s should be? as dark? as bedhead-y?).
I have made a brand new layout for celebrating her role in “Fifty Shades Of Grey”. Hope you guys enjoy this layout!
Get excited, my fellow 50’s fab. Just today, Author EL James has posted a photo of Charlie Tango helicopter during the set of Fifty Shades of Grey on her facebook.
I kinda like the idea where EL keep teasing us with oh my god images from the movie. She has also created an underwear and pyjamas collection inspired by the novel which will available exclusively in Tesco, reported from Express UK.
Keep it up with the updates, EL!
Adding more updates from the movie, Jamie has recently teased Fifty Shades by saying “In some ways it’ll break a few boundaries. But at the same time, they want to put bums on seats. They can’t alienate an audience. “You know, it has to be watchable. It can’t be hardcore. I wouldn’t have signed up to it if it was. You’ve got to make something a large amount of people can go and see. It’s not going to be grotesque.” – during an interview with GQ magazine.
I’m sure Fifty will be just enough awesome for us fans!
Last but not least, enjoy the photo of Charlie Tango for now! Click the image for the actual HQ view.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson’s raunchy scenes may be cut from the Fifty Shades Of Grey film, according to reports.
While the majority of the sex scenes have already been filmed, sources have revealed that they may not make the final cut, so that the movie could reportedly avoid a NC-17 rating.
“It’s less racy than the book,” an insider told the Sunday People.
A NC-17 classification in the US means that under-18s wouldn’t be allowed to watch the film.
The source added that the pair – who play kinky billionaire Christian Grey and his love interest Anastasia Steele respectively – are getting on like a house on fire.
“They’ve filmed the majority of sex scenes and have really hit it off,” they said.
The pair have been shooting the film adaptation of EL James’ novel in Vancouver, Canada, with director Sam Taylor-Johnson and co-stars Rita Ora (who is playing Christian’s sister Mia) and Max Martini, who plays Christian’s bodyguard.
Rita has shared a shot of herself looking glam with her Twitter fans.
In the shot, which is accompanied by the caption ‘Hey Vancouver…’, she wears a black jacket and plunging lace top, with her hair curled in platinum blonde waves.
THE makers of the film version of “Fifty Shades of Grey” are apparently planning to release two versions: one toned down for mainstream audiences and another, for fans of the books, made much more explicit.
The sex scenes that made the EL James novels so popular – including bondage, spanking and sadomasochism – have created a problem for the film version’s American producers: they don’t want to alienate fans of the risqué novels by cleaning the story up too much, but they also want to ensure it receives a rating that will put it in front of mainstream audiences.
The Sunday Times reports the film’s lead producer, Dana Brunetti, hopes the first version of the film would receive an “R” rating in America, meaning that children under the age of 17 would be allowed to watch it with an adult guardian.
A smuttier NC-17 version, which allows for depictions of rape or drug use, would then be released for audiences aged 17 or over.
“‘Everybody could go and enjoy the R version, and then if they really wanted to see it again and get a little bit more gritty with it then have that NC-17 version out there as well,” Brunetti said.
The £25 million ($44.9 million) movie, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, starts shooting in Vancouver this week. It’s expected to hit screens in February 2015.
Anastasia Steele has finally met her match. Irish actor Jamie Dornan is in final talks to play the billionarie BDSM enthusiast Christian Grey in the adaptation of EL James’ best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey. Focus/Universal, declined to confirm, but an inside source says the deal is in its final stages. The studio, to say nothing of the trilogy’s ardent fans, was thrown into overdrive when the original Christian, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam, abruptly bowed out of the production two weeks ago. The casting of 31-year-old Dornan alongside Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia will hopefully steady director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s production that is slated to begin shooting mid-November.
And don’t expect the actor –- who had explicit gay sex scenes in “Queer as Folk” –- to balk at the racy material: “If I could do it when I was 18 with a guy, I can certainly do it at 33 with a lady.”
Charlie Hunnam is ready to go from biker bad boy to billionaire sex symbol.
During the season-six premiere of his FX hit, Sons of Anarchy, Hunnam opened up about his Fifty Shades of Grey co-starDakota Johnson and how he landed the role of Christian Grey.
“As soon as we got in the room and started reading with Dakota, I knew that I definitely wanted to do it, because there was a tangible chemistry between us,” Hunnam told The Hollywood Reporterand a handful of reporters. “It felt kind of exciting and fun and weird and compelling, and so that was it.”
Before that electrifying reading, Hunnam spoke at length with director Sam Taylor-Johnson about her thoughts on the role. After their first meeting, he “felt really intrigued and excited about it.”
“I went and read the first book to get a clearer idea of who this character was and felt even more excited about the prospect of bringing him to life.”
But at first he was cautious about taking on the commitment, given that he’s been locked into a TV show since 2008. After more talks with Taylor-Johnson, the filmmakers pushing back the shooting schedule to give Hunnam more time to prepare, and the reading with his future co-star, the actor committed.
Does he have worries about portraying such racy material onscreen?
“My first job was on a Channel 4 miniseries called Queer as Folk. [There were] incredibly explicit sexual scenes with a man,” Hunnam said. “I mean, I’m 16- and 17-years wiser now. So if I could do it when I was 18 with a guy, I can certainly do it at 33 with a lady.”
He also said his girlfriend, jewelry designer Morgana McNelis, helped him make the decision to take on the role.
“It’s very hard to be with an actor, Hunamm said. “She’s required to share parts of me that she wouldn’t really want to share. With the nature of this role, that’s going to be times 10.”
He added that McNelis “loved the books.”
“She read them and loved them and was really excited about the potential of the opportunity for me. If anything, I think it will make us closer. ”
Fifty Shades of Grey, adapted from the EL James novel, will be released by Focus Features on Aug. 1, 2014, in North America.
Source: Hollywood Reporter