Is your Inner Goddess pleased with the first look at the Fifty Shades of Grey movie?
Fans of the acclaimed British drama The Fall will be pretty stoked with this news.
Irish actor Jamie Dornan, one of the show’s stars, is in final talks to play Christian Grey in the adaptation of E.L. James’ best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fifty Shades Greypies were thrown into chaos when the original Christian, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam, pulled out of the production two weeks ago.
The casting of 31-year-old Dornan alongside Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia will hopefully be the final change in director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s production, slated to begin shooting mid-November.
According to female sources in the Booktopia offices, Jamie Dornan is a bit of alright. What do you think? Is the man once dubbed “the Golden Torso” by The New York Times the right man for the job?
The two lead actors for the Fifty-Shades of Grey film have been announced.
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam will be playing the titular character Christian Grey, while relative newcomer Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steele.
The film, which will be released by Focus Features on August 1, 2014 in North America, is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E.L. James, the author of the #1 bestselling book on which the film is based. The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel.
Here’s a quick fact file on the lead actors for all Shadistics out there.
Born: Newcastle, UK
TV: Sons of Anarchy, Undeclared, Queer as Folk (UK)
Film: Pacific Rim, Cold Mountain, Children of Men
Fun Fact: Unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Dawson in Dawson’s Creek
Born: Austin, US
TV: Ben and Kate, The Office
Film: The Social Network, 21 Jump Street, The Five-Year Engagement
Fun Fact: Her parents are Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith
Sophie Hart takes readers into cafes, sex shops and between the covers of erotic classics in her latest book, The Naughty Girls’ Book Club.
Firstly, many thanks to Booktopia for inviting me onto their blog. I’m here to tell you a little more about my new novel The Naughty Girl’s Book Club. Despite appearances, it’s not actually erotica – in fact, it’s probably best described as ‘chick-lit with a saucy twist’, but there’s no doubt it’s been heavily influenced by the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon which has taken the planet by storm over the past year.
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On another rainy weekend we thought we’d scour through the interwebs and find some of our favourite clips of readers in action.
And don’t forget, we also have a huge collection of audiobooks in a range of formats to make life even easier.
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To say that I’m excited by the emergence of New Adult as a genre is a gross understatement. I’m ecstatic. And I’m not picky about the kind of New Adult, either. Because New Adult comes in many forms – from erotic romance featuring late teens/early twenty-somethings, to angsty, edgy love stories to heartbreaking coming of age novels. For those of you who aren’t entirely sure what New Adult is, if it features people 17+ experiencing their ‘firsts’ (first love, first heartbreak, first time having sex or taking drugs etc) and features romance, then it probably sits in the New Adult genre.
So, now that you’re up to speed, let me introduce you to Continue reading
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