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What a great picture!
During a discussion at the PGA breakfast for producers held during Sundance, Team Fifty’s co-producer had this to say about “navigating tricky projects” like Fifty Shades of Grey…
“Obviously, the movie can’t be as explicit as the book,” De Luca said. “The book is explicit by design because the author wanted to go inside the head of Ana — the female lead — and detail her experience. On the literary level, that was necessary. But in a film or any visual medium, a picture is worth a thousand words. To be erotic onscreen is going to have more power than to read the words on a page.”
He added that adapting the book was easier for him than it was for author EL James. “We had to lose some stuff. We had to create some stuff,” he said. “Because with the dramatic arc, it’s a two-hour, three-act structure. … Charlie Hunnam [who dropped out of the production] wanted certain things for his character in the adaptation.”
According to the article, Mr. De Luca said that he was inspired by Adrian Lyne, whose movies are “classy and erotic without being exploitative.”
We love Mr. De Luca’s continued candidness about the process of bringing “Fifty Shades of Grey” to the big screen, as well as his passion for the project.
(You can read the rest of the article written by THR‘s Tatiana Siegel here.)
With no casting news for Ethan Kavanagh, Paul Clayton, and especially Carrick Grey, could it be that these characters are also part of the stuff they had to lose? My co-admin, kitt, likes to send theories to me in a sealed envelope (aka email) and recently suggested that perhaps Christian’s mom, Grace, will be a widow in the movie adaptation. Do you have any theories of your own?