The worldwide popularity of the Fifty Shades Of Grey novel soon prompted the production of a film that’s about to land in cinemas across the globe. For every person who simply adored the book, there’s a fair few who thought it left a lot to be desired (oh, the irony considering its subject matter!) Whichever camp you’re in, there’s no mistaking that the big screen version is destined to be the kind of ‘event’ that will provoke polarized reactions from the public.
This latest teaser for the film debuted during last night’s Golden Globes ceremony, during which the two leading stars also presented an award. The fact that their moment of autocue shenanigans revealed them to possess no chemistry whatsoever is somewhat troublesome/amusing. That old ‘suspend your disbelief’ mantra is difficult to enact when Jamie Dornan (the clean-cut hunk) and Dakota Johnson (the impressionable ingenue) looked utterly sick of the sight of one another.
For the most part, the teaser treads over familiar ground we’ve previously seen. Innuendo. Breathy voiceovers. Unnecessary fawning. Still, there’s a silver lining here in the shape of Marcia Gay Harden, who makes her first preview appearance as Christian Grey’s mother.
Check out the teaser above and let us know if you’ll be in line to see it when Fifty Shades of Grey opens on February 13th.
Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.
Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
Joining Dornan and Johnson in the cast are Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather; Jennifer Ehle as Carla, Anastasia’s mother; and Dylan Neal as Bob, Carla’s husband.
Fifty Shades of Grey is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the creator of the series. The screenplay for the film is by Kelly Marcel.