Variety is reporting that the much talked about adaption of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has found a screen writer in Kelly Marcel. The British scribe is well known for her work on such features as Terranova, formerly on the Fox Network, and the soon to be released ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ that stars Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. The producers, Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, behind the E.L. James big screen feature made the official announcement. “Kelly’s work demonstrates her flawless structural technique and passionate commitment to emotion, humor and depth of character which is particularly visible in the celebrated screenplay for the upcoming ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’” De Luca shared.
With co-producer Dana Brunetti adding, “We were all taken with the depth and passion of Kelley’s engagement with the characters and world E L James has created and we knew she was the right person to augment our ‘Fifty Shades’ family.” Now that the producers have been named and a script is on the way it shouldn’t be long before fans discover who will be playing the lead roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in currently in the pre-production phase and is slated to hit theaters sometime in 2013.