Fifty Shades Fever Continues! Hollywood's screenwriters will be eyeing up the lucrative adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey and four of them will be meeting with studio bosses to put their case forward to show them why they should get the job. The Hollywood Reporter revealed yesterday (August 7, 2012) who those four writers are and we've provided you with a quick rundown of their work:
Karen Croner - Karen will be used to writing roles for big name stars. And let's face it, even though the roles haven't been cast yet, you can be fairly certain that the casting agents are going to be securing some pretty big name stars for this movie. Croner wrote the screenplay for 'One True Thing' back in 1998, which starred Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger and William Hurt. And she's got comic talent, too; she wrote the screenplay for the forthcoming comedy movie 'Admission,' starring comedy heavyweights Paul Rudd and Tina Fey.
Dan Fogelman - Fogelman has some bigger name titles under his belt, such as last year's hit comedy 'Crazy Stupid Love,' which starred Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore. Dan has also had a hand in writing Hollywood hits such as 'Cars' and 'Cars 2,' 'Bolt' and 'Neighbourhood.' In terms of his CV, Fogelman seems to have an advantage over his rivals, but will his family-friendly past exclude him from the running for this raunchy, adult adaptation?
Veena Sud - Veena is a highly respected writer, having helped develop a number of hugely successful TV shows. She's had a hand in Cold Case - the CBS series starring Kathryn Morris and DANNY PINO - and The Killing, an AMC drama following a police investigation into a young girl's murder. Sud is certainly used to tackling darker subject matter and has already ben snapped up by the Paramount studio to work on the remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Suspicion.'
Kelly Marcel - Marcel is a British actress and screenwriter. She's perhaps best known for the TV series 'Terra Nova' and has recently written the forthcoming movie 'Saving Mr Banks,' which is in pre-production and is expected to star Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell.
On paper, Fogelman seems to have the most mainstream experience to take on the role but the other writers shouldn't be discounted. The bosses at Universal and Focus will have a clear idea of what they want from the movie and Fifty Shades fans will have to sit back and wait for the roles to get filled over the coming weeks and months.