Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the first promo images from Fifty Shades of Grey
Is it just me, or is the adaptation of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY a train wreck you can’t look away from? I know the book has millions of fans, but I’m not sure anyone is excited for the movie. Maybe it would draw more interest if it had two A-list stars, but even then, the source material just isn’t strong enough to translate into a film. But Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are going to give their best effort and the first taste comes in these promo images of the two posing together. Kelly Marcel wrote the script, while Sam Taylor-Johnson (NOWHERE BOY) will direct the movie that is slated to hit theaters on August 1, 2014.
The official Amazon synopsis of the E L James novel is as follows: When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.