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E.L. James' husband to pen Fifty Shades of Grey sequel

04.22.2015

Instead of a sequel to FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, can we just get a film chronicling all the behind-the-scenes drama instead? I have a feeling that would make for a much more entertaining movie. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY director Sam Taylor-Johnson decided not to return to the directors chair for FIFTY SHADES DARKER and, while she was diplomatic in her official statement, many suspect the real reason was the rough relationship between her and series author E.L. James.

There was rumours that E.L. James was demanding to write the sequel's script herself but it seems as though Focus Features and Universal managed to reach some sort of compromise...sort of. THR reports that E.L. James' husband, Niall Leonard, has been tapped to pen the script for the sequel. Unlike James, Niall Leonard actually has some experience with screenplays having written for British TV shows such as Air Force One Is Down and Wire in the Blood; even still, it's hard to take this news as anything but another bit of craziness from the world of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.

Producer Michael De Luca gave this statement to THR:

Niall is an outstanding writer in his own right, with multiple established credits, and we are lucky to have him join Team Fifty.

With Sam Taylor-Johnson out as well as stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson negotiating for a bigger piece of the pie, I can't imagine we've heard the last of the behind-the-scenes drama from the FIFTY SHADES franchise. I'd love to get a look at E.L. James' contract; it's rare that you see a first-time author get this level of creative control on a film.

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Source: THR

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11:24PM on 04/22/2015

WAIT WAIT WAIT...

She's married?
She's married?
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9:19PM on 04/22/2015
ROFL who cares!
ROFL who cares!
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9:18PM on 04/22/2015
Regardless of who writes the sequel, it'll end up making tons of money anyway.
Regardless of who writes the sequel, it'll end up making tons of money anyway.
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7:30PM on 04/22/2015
Good only men can write good screenplays.
Good only men can write good screenplays.
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7:52PM on 04/22/2015
Yeah, ok. Sure.
Yeah, ok. Sure.
8:01PM on 04/22/2015
What about Jane Goldman who co-wrote Kingsman? I noticed you seemed to enjoy that one.
What about Jane Goldman who co-wrote Kingsman? I noticed you seemed to enjoy that one.
8:07PM on 04/22/2015
sarcasm my friends sarcasm.
sarcasm my friends sarcasm.
8:21PM on 04/22/2015
I caught the humor, thumbs up
I caught the humor, thumbs up
7:12PM on 04/22/2015

looking at that picture of the author and her husband

I can see why this S&M lifestyle was so poorly written. They clearly have no sex life and if they do it is probably just about as awkward as it gets.
I can see why this S&M lifestyle was so poorly written. They clearly have no sex life and if they do it is probably just about as awkward as it gets.
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9:51PM on 04/22/2015
They sure are a good looking couple.
They sure are a good looking couple.
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