With the major casting news having finally been announced, fans are now wondering just how much will we see on the big screen. E.L.
James best selling novel features many intense and vivid sex scenes between S&M loving Christian Grey (Charlie Hunnam) and the shy Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). Finding the right balance for a major motion picture, regardless of its R rating, is going to be quite the challenge for director Sam Taylor-Johnson.
The filmmakers have already made clear that the adaptation will remain an R-rated (restricted) movie and they will not push the sexual content to an NC-17 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America.
It is possible they will still film the more explicit scenes for a potential unrated dvd release. Catherine Hardwicke, director of Twilight, states that the director might not want to push the limits too far. Working on her latest film Plush which features explicit sex scenes, Hardwicke states that focus groups were obviously uncomfortable watching such scenes in a public setting.
“People were surprised to see something so sexual,” says Hardwicke. “I thought after the success of (the novel) Fifty Shades of Grey that people would be totally excited to see it. But it was too intense. It’s a whole different feeling on the screen.” Hardwicke said she made slight modifications to her movie and it was a lesson learned. “In the end, people are still uptight and nervous about sexuality in movies,” she says.
The film is currently set to be released August 1, 2014 giving the crew a strict yet manageable timeline in which to complete filming. With production beginning in the autumn, he expects a key Fifty Shades of Grey teaser trailer to be shown in the winter. “That first look will be everything,” says Davis. “It will show the world just how much chemistry these actors have together. That trailer will prove whether there will be aFifty Shades of Grey franchise.” Hunnam said Saturday that during Fifty Shades of Grey auditions he had “tangible chemistry” with Johnson. “It felt kind of exciting and fun and weird and compelling, and so that was it,” he toldThe Hollywood Reporter.
There’s still a bit of casting news fans are impatiently waiting to hear. The roles of Kate Kavanaugh, Anastasia’s best friend, and Elliot Grey, Christians’ brother have not yet been announced.