(PCM) This is certainly news that a ton of fans of the best-selling E.L. James book series have been waiting to hear! It has just been announced by Focus Features that the film adaption of “50 Shades of Grey” has finally gotten a release date! The film is set to hit theaters on August 1, 2014! Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) is directing the highly anticipated film and it has been adapted into a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. Michael De Luca (Moneyball, Social Network, Captain Phillips) and Dana Brunetti (Social Network, Captain Phillips) are producing the movie version alongside Ms. James.
In case you don’t know, the story follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. Fifty Shades of Grey has become a global phenomenon and the trilogy has been translated in over 50 languages worldwide since its release. To date, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has sold over 70 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.
Now we just have to figure out what is going on with all the casting rumors! Absolutely can’t wait!