The much-talked about film "Fifty Shades of Grey", a big screen adaptation of British author E. L. James's erotic novel of the same name, will make its international debut at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The film will be shown Feb 11, 2015 as part of Berlinale Special Gala screening. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson, actors Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and author James will attend the event. Fifty Shades has been the most watched trailer of 2014 on YouTube. The trailer has beat "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to get the first spot as the most watched trailer in YouTube for 2014!
Universal and Focus will release the film in US on Valentine's Day. Jamie Dornan plays the much talked about roles, Christian Grey in the film. Dakota Johnson will be seen as Anastasia Steele, Mr. Grey's love interest. The movie is based on the BDSM themed relationship. Kelly Marcel penned the screenplay for the movie, which was produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, alongside E. L. James.
Although it is not world premiere, Fifty Shades has got a good competition at the Berlin International Film Festival. Terrence Malick's Knight Of Cups and Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella will play in competition. Berlin International Film Festival runs from February 5-15.
Meanwhile, Charlie Hunnam who was going to be cast before Jamie Dornan recently re-united with Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Hunnam was almost finalised but he backed off and the role went to Dornan.