"The Wolverine" scribe tapped to polish “Fifty Shades of Grey” script

PanARMENIAN.Net - The script for "Fifty Shades of Grey" bestseller adaptation apparently still needs revision, despite a rewrite by Patrick Marber. Mark Bomback, who penned "Total Recall", "The Wolverine", and "24: The Movie", is tapped to polish the screenplay before the film goes into production, AceShowbiz said.

The filming was supposed to kick off in November but now has been moved back to December, just eight months before the planned August 1, 2014 release date. Sam Taylor-Johnson is still on board to direct the adaptation of E.L. James' S&M romance story.

Jamie Dornan will play Christian Grey, replacing Charlie Hunnam who left the project due to alleged script issues. Dakota Johnson will portray Anastasia Steele, Jennifer Ehle stars as her on-screen mother and Luke Grimes as Grey's brother Elliot.

Other cast members are yet to be announced. Producers are still searching for the right actors to play Anastasia's best friend Kate and Grey's bodyguard. Juno Temple and Frank Grillo were reportedly offered the part respectively, but they both turned it down.

Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. It is the first installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism (BDSM).

The second and third volumes, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, were published in 2012. Fifty Shades of Grey has topped best-seller lists around the world, including the United Kingdom and the United States. The series has sold over 70 million copies worldwide, with book rights having been sold in 37 countries, and set the record as the fastest-selling paperback of all time, surpassing the Harry Potter series. Critical reception of the book has been mixed, with the quality of its prose being generally seen as poor.

 Top stories
The Armenian duduk was registered with UNESCO in 2008 and is recognized all over the world.
American actor of Armenian descent Eric Bogosian has been cast in the upcoming TV adaptation of Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire".
Paris Center Pompidou Musée National d’Art Moderne will host the screening of Sergei Parajanov’s "Triptych" on December 15.
The creative crew of the Public TV had chosen 13-year-old Malena as a participant of this year's contest.
Partner news
---