Fifty Shades of Grey Rights Acquired for Movie

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“Fifty Shades of Grey,” the erotic bestseller that’s become a publishing phenomenon, is heading to the big screen.

Over the course of a weekend that saw another book series generate one of the biggest movie box office openings in history, Universal Pictures and Focus Features won the rights to turn author E L James‘ sexual trilogy into a movie.

The books tell the story of a college student (Anastasia Steele) in a highly-charged, dominant-submissive erotic relationship with a young billionaire named Christian Grey.

First published by a small Australian independent press, “Fifty Shades of Grey” has since swept the e-book world, rocketing up the Amazon and New York Times bestseller lists.

Interest from Hollywood soon followed, especially given that previously unknown writers such as JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer have penned series that were successfully translated into billion-dollar film franchises.

Have you read “Fifty Shades of Grey”? Are you excited about the movie?

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