"Oh, now let’s talk about Dakota Johnson first. We needed somebody who would be sort of unforgettable in the introduction of Sean Parker. In a weird way she tells us more about Sean Parker than a lot of people in the movie. She’s just wonderful here. She is so present." - David Fincher
"The film is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, but isn’t due for a US/UK release until January 2015."
( from fiftyshadesofgreyfan.org)
50 Shades of Grey
Anatomy of a mystery movie
It’s called a “no-brainer”. Such a natural evidence that it’s disarming. Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey hit the headlines when it was published and was a best seller in bookstores. A complete surprise for an unknown author, a subject (a story with domination) and a tone (erotic) highly sensitive in a part of an America so prudish.
It was starting well …
Released in 2011, the first book of Fifty Shades of Grey made sensation. Early in the following year, after a fierce competition among studios it’s Focus Features, combined with Universal Studiosthanks to a nice check for $ 5 million. A concession will be decisive: the film’s producers give to Erica special regards on the movie. And look, there will be… In fact, at the first meetings, we understand that Erica intends to make her voice heard. She picked herself producers (those from the Social Network movie) as well as the screenwriter. Louder when the film’s director Sam Taylor Johnson is chosen it’s her who share the news on twitter and not the studio.
A Christian Grey that hides another one…
When the studio announced on September 2, 2013 Charlie Hunnam got the role, fan reaction was very negative. Charlie had initially turned down the role and then accepted after reading the script with Dakota. Barely a month later, Charlie quits the project within the three weeks of filming. Officially, it’s because of the shooting of SOA but other rumors were circulating. A wave of panic swept over producers. Who will replace him?
The film originally planed for August, 01 in 2014. Can it get out in time? On November 13, Universal announced that Fifty Shades will be released for Valentine’s Day, giving six months more to the film crew to find another actor and finish the film but not only … Donna Langley from Universal is clear on that “We thought we had already decided to postpone the film even if Charlie had stayed.” The truth is that with the extra time, producers can start preparing the second film, Fifty Shades Darker. Because the commercial failure for Fifty Shades is unthinkable.
Jamie, two without three.
To replace Charlie, producers choose to take back videos of the candidates turned away. Among these are that Jamie Dornan. Drafted, he was invited to Los Angeles to express an audition. Jamie enters the room and it is Christian Grey that emerges! Jamie is a young British actor whose charisma is never went unnoticed. In France, it is especially in OUAT that stood out. He played Sheriff Graham. Jamie quickly felt comfortable in the Christian Grey Suit & his chemistry with Dakota was felt by everyone in the studio.
50 Shades of Grey: The TV Series?
The president of the channel Starz, Chris Albrecht, said he tried to obtain the rights of Fifty Shades to make a series early in 2012: “I called Universal and I proposed a series instead of a movie, I could guarantee them at least three seasons. “Unfortunately for him, Universal had other plans ..
Check out THIS TUMBLR for some more pictures from the set of Dakota´s upcoming movie “A Bigger Splash”. I hope we will get some picture of Dakota on the set soon…..