WHO’S IN IT?
Dakota Johnson (The Social Network), Jamie Dornan (The Fall), Eloise Mumford (So Undercover), Luke Grimes (American Sniper), Rita Ora (Fast & Furious 6), Victor Rasuk (Godzilla), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), Dylan Neal (40 Days and 40 Nights), Callum Keith Rennie (Memento), Jennifer Ehle (The King’s Speech), Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Andrew Airlie (50/50), Anthony Konechny (Godzilla), Emily Fonda (Big Eyes), Rachel Skarsten (Virginia’s Run)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy), director; Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks), writer; Dana Brunetti (The Social Network), Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips) and E.L. James (film debut), producers; Danny Elfman (Edward Scissorhands), composer; Seamus McGarvey (Atonement), cinematographer; Susan Littenberg (Easy A) and Sabrina Plisco (Charlotte’s Web), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
When literature student Anastasia “Ana” Steele (Johnson) reluctantly goes to interview the wealthy Christian Grey (Dornan), both find themselves passionately drawn to each other. As their relationship deepens, Ana learns more about Christian’s controlling behaviour and certain pleasurable needs, which causes her to question her attraction to him as well as her own desires…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The worldwide publishing phenomenon is adapted into a major studio release – just in time for Valentine’s Day, no less – which is certain to draw in the crowd of female fans and their dragged-along boyfriends/husbands/gluttons for punishment.