Fifty Shades of Grey Screenwriter Kelly Marcel: Kinky Enough? (Video)

Fifty Shades of Grey Screenwriter Kelly Marcel: Kinky Enough?

The Fifty Shades of Grey film race is heating up quicker than a bra in a microwave. According to latest reports, the official screenwriter of the film has been appointed.  Celeb Dirty Laundry readers might know about our Fifty Shades obsession and our recurring Fifty Shades trailer finds, so we’re always keeping our pulse on the future of this erotic film trilogy. Remember readers, stick with us for our “sixty shades of grey” – yes, E.L. James, we’re always one step ahead of you!

Kelly Marcel’s resume doesn’t stretch very far, so she was a surprising choice for the lead screenwriter of the infamous soon-to-be-film-trilogy. Marcel wrote the script for Saving Mr. BanksWalt Disney’s 20-year quest to acquire the film rights for P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins novel – that is currently in the production phases at Walt Disney studios starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell. She also served as the executive producer of the hit FOX television show, Terra Nova – for which she also wrote the pilot episode.

Marcel was chosen by E.L. James, Universal co-chairman Donna Langley, the Focus features production team and the film’s producers, Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti. The producers lauded Marcel and said, “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. We were all taken with the depth and passion of Kelly’s engagement with the characters and world E.L. James has created, and we know she was the right person to augment our Fifty Shades family.

Marcel, who is 38 years of age, will be tasked with the impossible feat of bringing the characters of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey alive on screen. The Fifty Shades novels have been translated into 45 languages and have become an unparalleled global phenomenon. Several critics have lambasted the books for their “mommy porn” appeal, whilst most lauded the books for their social commentary on a modern day sexually suppressed society. E.L. James is luckily a much better writer than Stephenie Meyer – author of the Twilight trilogy – so we know her work will translate well from novel to screen.

There’s no official release on how much money Marcel will earn for the screenplays, but we’re assuming it will be a ludicrous amount. Do you think a classic screenwriter such as Marcel will be able to pull of the script? Do you think Fifty Shades will be the film trilogy of the decade, even surpassing Twilight in sales? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.



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