Month: March 2014

Jamie Dornan Talks Christian Grey with Telegraph

Check out this interview Telegraph did with Jamie Dornan .. he talks a lot about The Fall, but does mention Fifty Shades of Grey (in the excerpt below) and his new family. Aww

As for Christian Grey, Dornan’s remarks on playing the tortured lead of EL James’s story have been only fragmentary since he got sucked into the studio machine of what many expect to be a Hollywood money-spinner – although the fact that Sam Taylor-Johnson is its director suggests it will aim for a sophisticated feel.

‘A lot of people care about this book and I’m not under any illusion that they don’t,’ Dornan said in a recent interview with the American magazine Entertainment Weekly. ‘All I can say is I’m going to do everything in my power to portray Christian Grey as truthfully as possible. I can’t guarantee that’s going to please everyone – just me being cast doesn’t please everyone, but it’s happened and I’m going to give it everything.’

That earnestness sounds authentic. Jamie Dornan is a man who finds it hard to tell a lie – although he had to sling me a whole set of them at our meeting last October when pretending his Fifty Shades part wasn’t happening and he had nothing planned between then and now except having a baby.

Read more of the interview over at the source!



First Teaser Trailer of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Shown at Cinema Con


OMG I AM SO JEALOUS OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT GOT TO SEE THIS TEASER TRAILER AT CINEMACON! Okay, I need to settle down. So apparently Universal’s chairman, Donna Langley presented the crowd at Cinema Con with a teaser clip of Fifty Shades of Grey at the end of their presentation. Check out a brief description of what the teaser trailer revealed ….


The nearly two-minute teaser opens with a cityscape look at Seattle, on a day with some sunshine but mostly grey skies. A soft, slow piano solo plays in the background (which sounds like an airy and eerie cover of Beyoncé’s “Haunted”) as we begin with Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) recounting her first meeting with Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) to her roommate, Kate (Eloise Mumford).

“So, what was he like?” Kate asks Anastasia, which we hear in voiceover as the scene of Anastasia and Christian’s first meeting plays out.

“Mr. Grey will see you now,” says his assistant to the brunette as she walks into Christian’s very spacious, immaculate office. The initial exchanges are full of shy glances from Anastasia and fixed gazes from Christian.

“He was really smart, intense,” Anastasia says to Kate, as more of their meeting plays out on screen. He passes her a pencil with “Grey” printed on it and they touch hands briefly. “He was very courteous,” she continues, as we watch Christian help her into her jacket.

“Anastasia,” Christian says as she gets on the elevator.

“Christian,” she responds, and the elevator doors close.

Now the lyrics to the song playing in the background kick in, with a backbeat that fittingly speeds up the action and the courtship. There are passionate embraces and kisses, extended time spent together, touching. We see Anastasia falling head-over-heels in love and into Christian’s world and only realizing she might be in too deep when he slowly opens a door… into a room… (book readers will know what we mean).

“I don’t know if I can be with him the way he needs me to,” Anastasia says in voiceover as we catch a quick glimpse of her lying down, a look of surprise on her face.

The rest of the teaser is a slight back-and-forth between the romance and the potentially dangerous connection between the two lovers. You can feel the intensity building, enhanced by the very colorful landscape director Sam Taylor-Johnson has created. The footage feels lush, elegant, and clean, but with an element of restraint and danger.

And then there is the not-at-all-subtle smolder of Dornan as Christian Grey. He simmers onscreen. Johnson seems perfectly natural as the innocent ingenue about to embark on a road of discovery.

Their final exchange in the teaser is a solid one: “Why are you trying to change me?” Anastasia worriedly asks Christian.

“I’m not,” Christian says, with emotion. “It’s you that’s changing me.”

LA Times:

Based on the roughly five minutes of footage Universal unveiled, the movie seemed far more tame than the steamy, S&M-heavy book it’s based on. Though Anastasia was shown blindfolded, as well as being pushed up against a wall by Christian, the teaser featured very little sex.

The footage began with Anastasia with walking into Christian’s high-rise office, where she’s been sent to interview him for her college paper. She’s immediately smitten with him, afterward gushing to a friend about how “smart, intense and courteous” he is. Soon, Christian has asked Anastasia out, and they start trading earnest sentiments such as “your face gives me some clue as to what I might be thinking” and “I don’t want to see you get hurt.”

In James’ book, Christian is a dominant force — he’s the power player in the relationship. But the only sense viewers got of that dynamic in the footage was when he warned Anastasia he was comprised of more than just “hearts and flowers.”


Dakota Johnson in Talks to Star in ‘Black Mass’ Alongside Johnny Depp

According to Deadline, Dakota is in talks to play Johnny Depp’s love interest in the Scott Cooper-directed Black Mass. She will play the role of Lindsey, girlfriend and mother to Whitey Bulger’s (Johnny Depp) 6-year-old son, Douglas.

Fresh from what should be a star-making turn as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Of Grey, Dakota Johnson is in early talks to play the love interest of Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger character in the Scott Cooper-directed Black Mass. Bulger has a couple of women in his life, but Johnson will play Lindsey, his girlfriend and the mother of his 6-year-old son Douglas, who dies tragically. The film is coming together quickly with Warner Bros distributing worldwide with Depp as Bulger, and Joel Edgerton as disgraced FBI agent John Connolly, who grew up with Bulger and was alleged to have tipped him off when the feds were closing in, leading Bulger to go on the lam for a decade until he was finally caught. Guy Pearce will play Bill Bulger, brother of the mobster who was president of the Massachusetts Senate and a major power broker in town.

Source: Deadline

Dana Brunetti Talks ‘Fifty’ with MTV News at the Oscars

Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 11.00.11 AM

Dana Brunetti tried to keep the focus away from Fifty Shades of Grey will walking the Oscars red carpet, but MTV’s Josh Horowitz was able to get him to reveal a few things …

Brunetti was tight-lipped on details (“We just wrapped; we’ll talk about it in a year from now,” he said), but made it clear that fans can expect the saucy novel to experience a faithful translation to the big-screen.

“E.L. was there every day,” he said of the author’s participation in the movie. “She was very hands-on. To have the author there definitely makes it pretty faithful.”

“I have no idea,” Brunetti said about development on a possible “Fifty Shades” sequel. “I have no idea yet. We haven’t even started discussing that yet. We just want to get this one wrapped and get it cut. We’ll see the cut, see how it goes, and once it’s released, we’ll start discussing what happens next.”

You can watch a video of Josh interviewing Dana Brunetti & Kristin Chenoweth here.

Source: MTV News

Kristin Chenoweth Talks ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ with E!

Kristin Chenoweth talked to E!’s Kristin Dos Santos about Fifty Shades of Grey. In case you weren’t aware, Ms. Chenoweth is currently dating the producer of Fifty, Dana Brunetti.

When Brunetti eventually met Chenoweth’s parents in Oklahoma, the Trigger Street Productions president was quizzed about the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. ”My mom’s like, ‘Are you doing porn?’ Is that Fifty Shades of Grey porn?’” she recalled. “I’m like, ‘Stop talking, mom! Quiet.’”

Chenoweth spent some time with Brunetti in Vancouver, where the film was shot, and bonded with writer E.L. James. “I think it’s going to be done very, very tasteful,” she said of the erotic love story.

The actress was a fan of the books, and she approves of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson’s casting.

“They’re really, really salacious and wonderful. It’s an easy read and fun. I think that Dakota and Jamie, I met them both—I didn’t see their work because it’s a closed set, but I do see how they both got the parts—could not have been lovelier. That always helps. ‘You’re talented and your nice?’ Fantastic!”

Source: E! Online