The new members to have joined the film as the cast are Eloise Mumford as Kate Cavanaugh , Max Martini as Jason Taylor, Rita Ora cast as Jamie Dornan’s sister, Dylan Neal as Anastasia Steele’s Step Father, Marcia Gay Harden Cast as Christian Grey’s Mother and Jennifer Ehle cast as Anastasia Steele’s Mother.If this is enough gossip for you, or not, do not forget to catch the movie coming February 2015 for your very own hands down experience.
If you are still not excited about the ‘Fifty Shades….’ trilogy, you must be literally from Mars or Venus! After all, all earthlings could not be more excited about the sadomasochistic tale penned by British author EL James. The tale of love, longing and BDSM inspired physical intimacy between characters has already won many followers right from the time when it was released as an e-book. The popularity of the e-book prompted publishers to release it as a novel in three volumes. Now that the first part of the novel is all ready to be released, the anticipation around does not show any sign of fizzing out.
The author who has brought BDSM and sadomasochism to the fore in the form of a literary work might be responsible for introducing her readers to the idea, but as a result of the explicit nature of the ‘love story’ it is due to get an NC-17 rating. But readers who have already read the novel/s do not mind as long as the storyline is reflected in its entirety on the big screen. But there’s a catch here too. The now famous, ‘Inner Goddess’ monologue, mouthed by Anastasia in the movie, will be left out! But if it’s any solace to her readers and viewers, the fiction based on the novel will still feature Christian Grey’s neckties, the hardware store scene among other things.
But the designer ties, and the toys of the big boy Christian Grey are pricey enough to set the budget of the venture at around $ 40 million. And if the estimates are to be calculated right from the beginning, take heart in the fact that Focus Features had to pay around $ 5 million for the movie rights alone! Now that the costs are soaring because of delays and cast changes, it is imperative that the film does well, in spite of being released in February, a month which does not hold too much promise for Hollywood biggies.
The film is set to release at Valentine’s Day 2015 weekend, a time when most films with dubious futures are released. Though the film was all set to release in August 2014, an opportune time for summer releases, the release was pushed back by the sudden departure of Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey, but Jamie Dornan quickly filled in his shoes, thankfully that is! With precision and ultimate control on the film adapted from her novel, EL James is part of all the creative processes that include casting, script and the choice of the director. It is said that she is in talks with Rose McGowan to play the role of middle aged friend, business partner and BDSM tutor of Grey.
Among other actresses who have been eyeing this role, Katie Holmes is also in the running for the top spot as Elena or Mrs. Robinson. If you think that this is enough steamy gossip and is making you sweat, wait till you hear how Dakota Johnson was finalised as Ana, the docile college student and Grey’s submissive BDSM partner, among all other aspirants. She was so eager to land the role that she read out a monologue from Ingmar Bergman’s movie ‘Persona’ and voila! Before anybody else was even finalised as part of the cast, the (PYT) pretty young thing was chosen and has been part of the venture ever since.