Focus Features, the studio behind the big-screen adaptation of the bestselling book, Fifty Shades of Grey has announced a release date for its film. In a press release issued on Thursday, the studio officially announced that the film will hit North American theatres on August 1, next year with opening dates around the world to be revealed at a later time.
The book has gained immense popularity due to its unique characters and explicitly graphic sex scenes. Now that the release date has been confirmed, speculation is going around about who will play the young billionaire Christian Grey. It has been reported that Hollywood hunks Ryan Gosling, Ian Somerhalder and Stephen Amell are being considered to play the male lead.
While the ladies are excited that one of Hollywood’s most sought after hunks will be cast in the feature film, the men want to know who will play Anastasia Steele, Grey’s love interest. Rumour has it that Emma Watson, Emilia Clarke, Alexis Bledel and Lucy have been considered.
“#FiftyShadesofGrey is now a shade closer,” Focus Features tweeted along with a graphic captioned, “Charlie Tango you are cleared for landing. August 1, 2014,” an obvious reference to lead character Christian Grey’s helicopter.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 01st, 2013.
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