[Movies] Universal Keen to Release 50 Shades of Grey Movie as Early as Next Summer
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.20.2013
Mila Kunis is interested in the female lead role...
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson would like to release the 50 Shades of Grey film adaptation next summer.
The best-selling novel by E.L. James is currently being adapted by Kelly Marcel under Universal's Focus Features banner. According to Fogelson on the release: "I don't believe that [E.L. James] had any interest in going to a studio where rushing it into production was the vision. I don't believe that the second or third film would have benefited from that strategy. And I think that there are totally legitimate questions about what this book is as a movie. I will tell you that it is an absolute priority for us. It's conceivable that we could be ready to release it as early as next summer."
This week actress Mila Kunis appeared on Extra and told host Mario Lopez that she was "not disinterested" in playing the female lead role for the project in Anastasia Steele. She also noted that she had not yet expressed explicit interest in the film role yet though.