50 Shades of Greyhas literally been the hottest topic of the year. E.L. James’ erotic novel reigned supreme on the bestseller lists for months and everyone in Hollywood can not stop talking about who will play the mysterious Christian Grey and the seemingly innocent Anastasia Steele.
While the coveted roles are still up for grabs, a writer has finally been hired to create the film adaptation. Kelly Marcel, the co-creator of the Terra Nova and producer of The Madonnas of Echo Park has been hired and is now faced with the challenging task of turning James’ naughty novel into something suitable for the big screen.
The author announced the news on her Twitter Monday morning writing, “Hi guys, I’m thrilled to announce we have a screenwriter for Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti will produce the film alongside James. The producers have nothing but praise for their screenwriter.
De Luca remarked that, “Kelly’s work demonstrates her flawless structural technique and passionate commitment to emotion, humor and depth of character which is particularly visible in the celebrated screenplay for the upcoming Saving Mr. Banks.”
Brunetti added that the producers were “taken with the depth and passion of Kelley’s engagement with the characters and world EL James has created and we knew she was the right person to augment our Fifty Shades family.”