Sunday • April 13th, 2014 • Saved in: Fifty Shades Of Grey
We can’t see Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reenacting these scenes
It’s less than a year until the Fifty Shades of Grey movie hits cinemas but with no trailer in sight and rumours that the big screen version of EL James’ saucy novel will be kept on a leash, is the movie going to include some of the book’s most iconic moments?
When footage was screened for a lucky few at Las Vegas’ CinemaCon last month the verdict was slightly disappointing. Instead of the red hot red room scenes and steamy bedroom sessions between stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, those who saw the teaser declared it was all very tame.
Even producer Michael De Luca has stated that bringing the book to life will inevitably involve some challenges. “We’re very conscious of not making anything gratuitous or exploitative while being faithful to the stories of the book and to the fans of the book,” De Luca explained earlier this year.
“We’re going to give them what they expect, which is an intense and erotic love story. Obviously the film can’t be as explicit as the book. A picture is worth a 1000 words.So to be erotic onscreen means I think an image is going to have way more power than reading the words on a page.”
With that in mind, will these Fifty Shades favourites make the cut?
The contract scene
While we’ve seen photos of Dakota holding the contract as scenes were shot outside an office building in Vancouver last year, is this vital part of the book a little too creepy to delve into in detail? The idea of Ana signing paperwork dictating what Christian can and can’t do to her is obviously crucial to the story but we’ve got a feeling the whole signing yourself over thing might be played down a little.
Ana’s inner goddess
James littered her novel with Ana’s inner dialogue, but we’re not sure if a voice over of Dakota saying lines like these will work as well on screen! “My inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves”. Saucy.
Christian’s reveal of his manhood
In one of the most talked about passages in the book Ana has a “Holy cow” reaction to Christian’s big reveal – don’t expect Jamie to be flashing everything on screen though. Especially if the film’s rating is downgraded as rumoured.
Christian’s dirty talk
While we’re on the subject of Christian we somehow can’t picture brooding hunk Jamie saying lines like these: “I want you to become well acquainted, on first name terms if you will, with my favorite and most cherished part of my body.”
“Laters baby” will be in there though, guaranteed.
That tampon scene
No we’re not going to describe it, if you’ve read the book you’ll know this is one of the most horrific scenes every written, we’re praying it doesn’t make an appearance in Sam Taylor Johnson’s film.
What Fifty Shades best bits are you hoping to see in the film?
Fresh from what should be a star-making turn as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Of Grey, Dakota Johnson is in early talks to play the love interest of Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger character in the Scott Cooper-directed Black Mass. Bulger has a couple of women in his life, but Johnson will play Lindsey, his girlfriend and the mother of his 6-year-old son Douglas, who dies tragically. The film is coming together quickly with Warner Bros distributing worldwide with Depp as Bulger, and Joel Edgerton as disgraced FBI agent John Connolly, who grew up with Bulger and was alleged to have tipped him off when the feds were closing in, leading Bulger to go on the lam for a decade until he was finally caught. Guy Pearce will play Bill Bulger, brother of the mobster who was president of the Massachusetts Senate and a major power broker in town.
Johnson, who is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, is expected to return for what will be three and possibly four movies made from the E.L. James book. The first film, which also stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, will be released by Universal and Focus Features on February 15, 2015. Taking a strong dramatic role opposite Depp seems like a good next step for the actress. She’s repped by WME and Management 360.