'50 Shades of Grey' Screenwriter Has Officially Been Hired!

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50 shadesHold on to your handcuffs, ladies, because the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is one step closer to becoming a reality: A screenwriter has been named!!! 38-year-old British writer and producer Kelly Marcel sounds like the right woman for the job, too, and if you've never heard of her before, don't worry -- you'll be hearing plenty in the coming days.

A few facts to get you started: Marcel is maybe best known for working on the Fox series "Terra Nova," though there's been tons of buzz about the script she penned for Saving Mr. Banks, a film about the making of Mary Poppins (currently in production with Tom Hanks starring as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as "Mary Poppins" writer P.L. Travers). All I know is Marcel must be talented as all get out because the producers speak very, VERY highly of her work:

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“We were all taken with the depth and passion of Kelly’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," said producer Dana Brunetti, while producer Michael De Luca praised Marcel's "flawless structural technique" and "passionate commitment to emotion, humor and depth of character" in a statement.

Emotion, humor and depth of character?! Hmmm. Maybe this movie will bring Ana and Christian to life in more ways than one. Still, were you expecting a different screenwriter? Or are you more worried about which actors are going to be cast?

Have you ever heard of Kelly Marcel?

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nonmember avatar Tots

I won't be watching the movies unless HENRY CAVILL plays Christian!!! He is PEEEERRRFECT!!!!! <3

Evilf... Evilfelly07

more worried about who they are going to cast but we are one more step ahead which  is great :)

Kimberly Morning

They need to make a mini series on HBO or on one of the other movie channels!!! NOT a movie!! Mini series = much more DETAILS!!!

nonmember avatar Megan

Mini series-I agree!! I see another trilogy at least for sure tho!

jessi... jessicasmom1

I have never had the time to pick up the book series due to hectic life , but I could hope the cast is as sexy and sultry as everyone says those books are

Emelie Earle

it has to be christian bale!!!!!!

Mindy Wolf

I haven't heard of her but honestly, I'm more concerned/interested in the actors. I don't really have a preference for Ana, but Christian MUST be played by Ian Somerhalder!

Palida Lee

matt bomer or henry cavill , i say end of story. please be one of those two


Ashley Morris

People kill me! You all are all talking about how it doesn't matter who the writer is, it's just about the cast. THAT IS NOT TRUE!!! If you don't have a good writer then it doesn't matter who play's the parts! It will come out cheesy if you have a bad writer! I'm not going to lie I have my favorites for the cast, but I'm not going to whine and not watch the movies if they are not picked! I'm happy with who they have picked to screenwrite it I think she has the potential to make these books into an amazing movie!!!

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