Our First Glimpse of Charlie Tango

E L James has been busy tweeting teasers (again) today…

…and now we have our first picture of the infamous helicopter owned and operated by one Christian Grey, CEO, Grey Enterprises Holdings, Inc.

Danny Elfman Set to Score “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Team Fifty’s Michael De Luca recently confirmed that Danny Elfman will be the composer for the movie adaptation of E L James’s Fifty Shades of Grey.

Elfman’s impressive resume includes four Oscar nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Grammy win for Best Instrumental Composition for 1989’s Batman, as well as numerous other nominations and awards. You can check them all out here.

The multi-talented composer/score producer/conductor/lyricist will be teaming up again with Tim Burton for Big Eyes and also has DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman coming up.

Welcome, Mr. Elfman!

Welcome Anthony Konechny To Cast of “Fifty Shades of Grey” as Paul Clayton

Somehow everyone, including us, missed this tweet back in December…

With filming going on at Claytons, we had been wondering if there was a Paul on set, and now we know for sure.

Anthony Konechny can currently be seen on the new FOX TV Series “Almost Human,” and you can visit his IMDb page here.

And in case you missed it, E L James posted a picture on her Instagram account of the infamous supplies stocked at Claytons.

Mmmm… http://t.co/D2GO4dH5Wo

Your mission, FSoG fans, should you choose to accept it, involves tracking down the casting of Ethan and Carrick ;)

Michael De Luca Discusses “Fifty Shades of Grey” Movie Adaptation

Photo credit: Austin Hargrave

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?

E L James Makes THR’s 2013 Women in Entertainment Power 100

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Talk about power authors! E L James, Suzanne Collins, and J.K. Rowling were recognized by The Hollywood Reporter for having “the most anticipated and currently popular franchises.”

James is currently in production for the much-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey. Collins’ The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is in theaters now and breaking box office records. Rowling inked a huge deal for a new Potterverse franchise.

Pretty impressive list. Pretty impressive women. Congrats, E L James!

You can read about all of the women who made the top 100 here.

Callum Keith Rennie Joins Fifty Shades of Grey Cast as Ray Steele

Although Ray Steele is technically Anastasia Steele’s ex-stepfather, she carries his name and considers him to be her “real” father.

Callum currently stars as Lew Ashby in Showtime’s Californication and, like author E L James, is a Brit.

To read more about the announcement, check out the exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter here. To read more about his career, visit IMDb here.

Fifty Shades of Grey: “I’m here to see Mr. Grey.”

The chance meeting that changed everything…

Fifty Shades of Grey, Chapter One, pp. 4-5

THE ROADS ARE CLEAR as I set off from Vancouver, Washington, toward Interstate 5. It’s early, and I don’t have to be in Seattle until two this afternoon. Fortunately, Kate has lent me her sporty Mercedes CLK. I’m not sure Wanda, my old VW Beetle, would make the journey in time. Oh, the Merc is a fun drive, and the miles slip away as I hit the pedal to the metal.

Source: fiftyshadesofgreyfan.org

My destination is the headquarters of Mr. Grey’s global enterprise. It’s a huge twenty-story office building, all curved glass and steel, an architect’s utilitarian fantasy, with GREY HOUSE written discreetly in steel over the glass front doors. It’s a quarter to two when I arrive, greatly relieved that I’m not late as I walk into the enormous – and frankly intimidating – glass, steel, and white sandstone lobby.

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Arrow’s Dylan Neal Joins Fifty Shades of Grey Cast

Welcome Dylan Neal as Ana’s stepdad Bob Adams. He will play opposite Jennifer Ehle’s Carla Adams (here).

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A picture tweeted today from an outdoor set location showed a palm tree being brought in. With Deadline reporting that Neal had been cast and was set to film this week, it’s a safe bet that they’re filming the scene(s) where Ana goes to Savannah, Georgia, to visit her mom, which begins in Chapter 22 of Fifty Shades of Grey.

And for those of you who have read the book (many more than once!), you know it’s the part where we get this memorable quote said by Christian to Ana…

“You’re the only person I’d fly three thousand miles to see.”

Dylan Neal can be seen in the CW‘s Arrow, as well as the upcoming Hallmark Channel holiday movie Cedar Cove Christmas based on the book by Debbie Macomber.

I’d be in trouble with my co-admin/good friend kitt if I didn’t mention that Dylan Neal used to be on Dawson’s Creek. She and E L James have discussed their fondness for that show.

Team Witter Brothers#TeamWitterBrothers

Rita Ora Joins Fifty Shades of Grey Cast as Mia Grey

Team Fifty and E L James have announced the newest addition to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie cast via The Hollywood Reporter here.

Rita Ora is a multi-talented singer/songwriter/actress discovered by Jay Z and signed to his Roc Nation label. She has a powerful voice packed inside her 5’5″ frame. Maybe she will find her way onto the soundtrack! Here she is performing a beautiful acoustic version of “Shine Ya Light” on On Air With Ryan Seacrest.

As FSoG fans know, Mia is the adopted sister of Christian Grey. Now we wait to hear who will play the parents of the Grey siblings and who will be cast as Mia’s love interest, Ethan.

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