Dana Brunetti Interview Includes Idea for R and NC-17 Versions of Fifty Shades of Grey

Team Fifty co-producer Dana Brunetti recently sat down with Collider and gave a great in-depth interview, which included a discussion about our favorite subject.

He gave very candid answers to the following hot topics:

• Landing the producing job 
• Working/Collaborating with E L James
• Filming schedule & location
• FSoG spotlight
• Casting controversy
• Difficulty adapting books into movies
• Team Fifty
• Paparazzi and “mommy porn” label
• Rating: R vs. NC-17 or BOTH (Yes, please!)

“It’ll be R, obviously it has to be R.  This is just my opinion and this doesn’t mean this is going to happen, but I always thought it would be really cool if we released the R version and then we had an NC-17 version that we released a few weeks later.  So everybody could go and enjoy the R version, and then if they really wanted to see it again and get a little bit more gritty with it then have that NC-17 version out there as well.  It’d be great for the studio too because they’d get a double dip on the box office… What we’re kind of hearing from the fans is they want it dirty, they want it as close as possible [to the book].  We want to keep it elevated but also give the fans what they want.”

To watch the video and/or read a detailed transcript, go here.

MTV News Is Listening…

and so are we!

We recently conducted a quick Twitter poll to see who YOUR top three choices were to play Anastasia Steele in the upcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

While names like Kristen Stewart, Lucy Hale, Emilia Clarke, Allison Williams, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Greene, Emma Stone, Katherine McPhee, Lilly Collins, Nikki Reed, and Amanda Crew were mentioned, your top three picks were as follows:

#1 Emmy Rossum

#2 Alexis Bledel

#3 Unknown/Newcomer

The reason we took the poll was so that your voice could be heard in an MTV News (@mtvnews) article written by Christina Garabaldi (@ChristinaMTV). You can read all of the articles in her series by clicking on the links below.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: Experts Cast Christian Grey

Is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Too Hot For An R Rating?

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: Experts Cast Anastasia Steele

Thank you again to those of you who participated in the poll! For more news on your favorite subject, go to MTV.com (here) and do a keyword search for “Fifty Shades.”

It’s early in the print-to-screen process, so keep your suggestions coming in the comments and on twitter (@50ShadesMovie). You just never know who might be listening!