Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie Scriptwriter Named
British writer given task of adapting sexy bestseller for the big screen...
The scriptwriter for the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey has been named.
EL James, the author of the best-selling S&M book trilogy, announced yesterday via Twitter that British writer Kelly Marcel would be adapting the script for the big screen.
Producer Dana Brunetti told the LA Times: "We were all taken with the depth and passion of Kelly's engagement with the characters and world EL James has created, and we knew she was the right person to augment our Fifty Shades family."
And co-producer Michael DeLuca praised the scriptwriter's "flawless structural technique" and "passionate commitment to emotion, humour and depth of character".
Marcel's biggest credit to date is writing big-budget TV dinosaur drama Terra Nova, although another movie of hers, Saving Mr Banks, is currently in production at Disney.
EL James recently poured cold water on suggestions that Ryan Gosling was the frontrunner for the male lead in the Fifty Shades movie.