Fifty Shades is a series of American films consisting of three romantic drama erotic films, based on the Fifty Shades trilogy by the English writer E. L. James. It is distributed by Universal Studios and starred in Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as lead roles Anastasia Steele and Christian Gray. Sam Taylor-Johnson directed the first film and was originally also programmed to become its sequel director, but later, the second and third films directed by James Foley.
The first film, Fifty Shades of Gray, was released on February 13, 2015, while the second, Fifty Shades Darker, was released on February 10, 2017. Fifty Nuances Freed, the third film, was released on February 9th of 2018. Worldwide, it raised $ 1,221 billion.
Two years after the publication of the first trilogy novel, several distribution companies applied for the trilogy. Warner Bros, Sony, Paramount and Universal, and producer Mark Wahlberg, bid for the rights of the film. The winning bid is for Universal Studios and Focus Features, for $ 5 million. With James gaining control over the filmmaking process, he chose Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca as his producer.
On June 19, 2013, Sam Taylor-Johnson was selected to lead the first film. On February 6, 2015, Taylor-Johnson announced his sequel, which prompted him to direct his sequel. It was later revealed that Taylor-Johnson would not return. On August 20, 2015, Deadline.com revealed that James Foley is the favorite to direct the sequel and the third movie Fifty Shades Freed.
Kelly Marcel was selected as the first screenwriter. On April 22, 2015, it was announced that James’s husband, Niall Leonard, would write the script for its continuation. Leonard also went on to write a script for the third movie.
Casting for the lead role is considered controversial. Many competitors to consider for this film include Ryan Gosling, Garrett Hedlund, Theo James, Alexander Skarsgard, François Arnaud, Charlie Hunnam, Scott Eastwood, Luke Bracey and Billy Magnussen as Christian Gray. Alicia Vikander, Imogen Poots, Elizabeth Olsen, Shailene Woodley and Felicity Jones are all considered for the role of Anastasia Steele.
On September 2, 2013, Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam were elected as Anastasia Steele and Christian Gray. Consequently, the discontent of his fans made controversy. In response, Brunetti said: “There are many things in casting that are not only visible: talent, availability, your desire to do so, chemistry with other actors, etc. So if your favorite is not a cast, then it’s more likely because Something on that list, remember that when you hate and maintain perspective. “On October 12, it was announced that Hunnam had released Gray’s role and that the studio was in the process of finding a new actor. On October 23, Jamie Dornan was elected to replace Christian Gray.
In October of 2013, Jennifer Ehle was chosen to play Carla Wilks. On 31 October 2013, Victor Rasuk was selected to play José Rodriguez, Jr. On November 22, 2013, Eloise Mumford was selected to play Kate Kavanagh. On December 2, 2013, singer Rita Ora was chosen as Christian’s sister, Mia. On December 3, 2013, Marcia Gay Harden was chosen as Christian mother, Grace.
On January 28, 2016, Kim Basinger joins the film to play the role of Elena Lincoln in the sequel, Gray and his ex-boyfriend, while Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini will return for the sequel. On February 5, Bella Heathcote was chosen as Leila, one of Gray’s former followers. In the same month, Eric Johnson was selected to play Jack Hyde, Ana’s boss at SIP. On February 18, 2016, Robinne Lee and Fay Masterson joined the cast of the film. On February 26, 2016, Tyler Hoechlin was selected to play Boyce Fox. On April 7, 2016, it was reported that Hugh Dancy had joined the film to play. John Flynn, psychiatrist Gray.
For Fifty Gray Shades, the main photo was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which began on December 1, 2013. The scenes were screened in the Gastown district of Vancouver. Bentall 5 is used as a building of Gray Enterprises. The University of British Columbia serves as Washington State University of Vancouver, where Ana graduate. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is used as the Heathman Hotel. The film was also filmed at North Shore Studios. Production officially ends on 21 February 2014.