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UTA Signs WattPad’s Breakout Novel ‘After’

17 April 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: UTA has signed to represent screen rights for After, a serialized story by Anna Todd that has become the most followed literary property published by Wattpad, an online community in which writers tell stories chapter by chapter. According to Wattpad general manager Candice Faktor, the three-part series After has been clicked on by more than 500 million. Factor described the site as “a writer and reader community to collaborate and share nonfiction, fiction and fan fiction. It is a mobile experience that is very social and where writers establish a personal connection with their audience.” The site launched seven years ago and has built to 22 million monthly users, 80% of whom access the site on mobile devices. The company recently raised $46 million in Series C funding. Agencies usually rep works from traditional publishers, but the priority in Hollywood is to find rabid followings that warrant screen adaptations. For Wattpad, After is »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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UTA Signs WattPad’s Breakout Novel ‘After’

17 April 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: UTA has signed to represent screen rights for After, a serialized story by Anna Todd that has become the most followed literary property published by Wattpad, an online community in which writers tell stories chapter by chapter. According to Wattpad general manager Candice Faktor, the three-part series After has been clicked on by more than 500 million. Factor described the site as “a writer and reader community to collaborate and share nonfiction, fiction and fan fiction. It is a mobile experience that is very social and where writers establish a personal connection with their audience.” The site launched seven years ago and has built to 22 million monthly users, 80% of whom access the site on mobile devices. The company recently raised $46 million in Series C funding. Agencies usually rep works from traditional publishers, but the priority in Hollywood is to find rabid followings that warrant screen adaptations. For Wattpad, After is »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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'Fifty Shades Of Grey': Rita Ora Reveals How She Landed The Role Of Christian Grey's Sister

13 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Rita Ora, the British pop singer, landed the role of Christian Grey’s sister Mia in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie last year, which surprised Ora as much as anyone else.

Rita Ora Talks '50 Shades' Casting

Prior to landing the role of Mia, Ora’s acting experience included two childhood roles and an un-credited appearance in Fast & Furious 6 as a racer. Ora approached Fifty Shades of Grey producers, but not for a part in the film. She had merely hoped to get involved somehow in the film’s soundtrack. However, upon meeting with them, she learned they thought she might fit the bill for the part of Mia.

"It ended up with me being in the movie," she told MTV News.. "I'm not going to complain."

Although the producers liked the idea of her being in Fifty Shades of Grey, Ora still had to work to land the role. »

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Focus Features To Release Working Title’s Theory Of Everything

10 April 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Working Title FilmsTheory Of Everything will be released domestically by Focus Features in exclusive engagements beginning Friday, November 7th, 2014. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today.

Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne (of Working Title’s blockbuster Les Misérables) as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones (Like Crazy).

The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.

Jane’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the »

- Michelle McCue

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Red band trailer for Sex Tape

31 March 2014 10:26 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Trailer Simon Brew 1 Apr 2014 - 06:25

Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz star in Sex Tape. Here's a rude trailer for it...

Once upon a time, the upcoming comedy Sex Tape was one of the movies slated to open against the adaptation of 50 Shades Of Grey. However, the team behind the adaptation of E L James' novel clearly blinked first when faced with the might of Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz.

It certainly could be fun this one. Jake Kasdan is behind the camera (having previously directed Zero Effect, Bad Teacher and Walk Hard), and we've got a red band trailer for the film here. As such, you're only allowed to watch this if you don't mind a little bit of rudeness, and a drug reference. Don't say we didn't warn you...

Sex Tape arrives in UK cinemas in September, following its UK bow in July.

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- simonbrew

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Fifty Shades Preview Makes Film Seem Surprisingly More Romantic Than Sexual

26 March 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Should the film adaptation of E L James's best-selling S&M-themed novel be called 50 Lighter Shades of Grey? If the approximate five-minute preview of the hotly anticipated movie (which began filming in December) shown this week at Las Vegas's CinemaCon is any indication, then fans of the book may be in for a less sexually charged on-screen story than the one the book tells. Attendees at the film festival got a peek at an opening scene, which apparently featured Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) meeting in the billionaire's high-rise office - and at one point »

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Fifty Shades of Grey First Footage Is Missing All the Kinky Sex (Gasp)!

26 March 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

While we still have to wait until February 13, 2015 for Fifty Shades of Grey to hit theaters, a few lucky folks were treated to a five minute preview of the highly anticipated erotic flick earlier this week. Never-before-seen-footage from E.L. James' Bdsm book-turned-movie was introduced to those at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday, and their reactions have been making the Internet rounds. The overall consensus? The film—which is based on the S&M thriller of the same name and stars Jamie Dornan as domineering billionaire Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as virginal Anastasia Steele—is far more focused on romance than raunchiness. Here's what folks are saying: News: Fifty Shades set »

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'Fifty Shades Of Grey': CinemaCon Gets First Look!

25 March 2014 6:49 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Hold on to your knickers, ladies. Universal unveiled fresh footage from "Fifty Shades of Grey" to the lucky attendees at CinemaCon.

The studio whipped out a nearly three-minute look at the film, starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

According to an Access Hollywood producer who watched the teaser, Jamie "looks amazing," dressed in both a suit and the infamous cable knit sweater from E.L. James' book.

Photos: Fifty Shades Of Grey Hunk Jamie Dornan

"The chemistry between him and Dakota Johnson did not disappoint," according to our producer on ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Footage Revealed: Where's The Sex?

25 March 2014 5:54 PM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

While we may be just less than a year away from the highly anticipated flick, "Fifty Shades of Grey," some very lucky people got their first glimpse of Mr. Grey in action. Those at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday were treated to a five-minute look at E L James' erotic novel turned movie. Their reactions have already been making the rounds from CinemaCon attendees. Here's what they're saying: What's Missing It's no secret that ...

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Fifty Shades Of Grey CinemaCon Footage Reveals The Start Of Ana And Christian's Romance

25 March 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While we are still about 11 months away from the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, director Sam Taylor-Johnson.s adaptation of E.L. James. best-selling book, today we got an early look at what we can expect from the kinky romance movie. During a presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this morning, Universal Pictures debuted the first ever footage from the highly anticipated film, showing off multiple memorable scenes from the original text. Want to know about Ana.s arrival at Christian.s building, their first meeting, the male lead.s "singular" tastes and even some bedroom details? Read our play-by-play coverage below! Cut like a trailer instead of a collection of various sequences, the Fifty Shades of Grey footage began with an aerial look at the city of Vancouver, Washington followed by a shot of Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) craning her neck up at a tall skyscraper where she »

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First 'Fifty Shades' footage debuts at CinemaCon

25 March 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It’s the question Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley gets asked most often: “How do you make a movie out of Fifty Shades?” Her answer: very carefully.

It’s Tuesday at the annual theater chain convention CinemaCon, and Universal Pictures concluded its lengthy slate presentation with the footage Fifty Shades fans have been waiting breathlessly to see since the studio bought the rights to the best-selling novels last year.

But rather then fill the five-minute teaser with the sex that made the books by British author E L James so popular, the studio went against expectations and highlighted the romance »

- Nicole Sperling

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First 'Fifty Shades' footage debuts at CinemaCon

25 March 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It’s the question Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley gets asked most often: “How do you make a movie out of Fifty Shades?” Her answer: very carefully.

It’s Tuesday at the annual theater chain convention CinemaCon, and Universal Pictures concluded its lengthy slate presentation with the footage Fifty Shades fans have been waiting breathlessly to see since the studio bought the rights to the best-selling novels last year.

But rather then fill the five-minute teaser with the sex that made the books by British author E L James so popular, the studio went against expectations and highlighted the romance »

- Nicole Sperling

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The first footage of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is less S&M and more romance...for now

25 March 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Las Vegas - Universal Pictures ended its presentation to the world's theater owners at the 2014 CinemaCon convention Tuesday morning with an expected "surprise": the first footage from "50 Shades of Grey." In case you have missed the pop culture phenomenon, E.L. James blockbuster novel is most notorious for the sexcapades and submissive/dominant relationship between super rich Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and literature student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). That's hard to sell in an extended trailer for all audiences, let alone traditionally conservative theater owners.  Instead, the preview focused on Anastasia meeting Christian for the first time, how he immediately knocks her off her feet (the insinuation is that no man has ever had this effect on her) and the "conflict."  That "conflict" was pinpointed in the last scene shown.  Anastasia effectively says "you're trying to turn me into something I'm not" (paraphrasing) and his reply, "No, no I'm not" (again, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Universal Premieres ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Fast & Furious 7′ Footage at CinemaCon

25 March 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Las Vegas — Universal saved the most anticipated for last in its CinemaCon presentation Tuesday morning. The first footage of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which studio chair Donna Langley said would be the “next iconic screen romance,” looked like a love story, not the sadomasochistic relationship portrayed in E.L. James’ first book in the bestselling trilogy.

The now well-known elevator exchange between Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) made it into the first look, as did lot of PG kissing and a sneak peek into the red room, but audience members seated around this reporter expressed a similar sentiment – Universal played it safe.

“The questions I am asked the most is how do you make the ‘Fifty Shades’ movie, and the answer is very carefully,” said Langley.

Unlike Monday night’s Paramount presentation, Universal packed its time with trailers and extended previews into franchises including “Despicable Me” and “Fast and Furious, »

- Alexandra Cheney

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ First Footage: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson – Little Sex, Lots of Romance

25 March 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Universal Pictures revealed a surprisingly tame look at its S&M-tinged romantic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey” at CinemaCon Tuesday. Theater owners were treated to the first look ever at the studio's adaptation of E.L. James’ kinky novel. Also read: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Actor Victor Rasuk Cast in Kevin Williamson's CBS Stalker Pilot Bringing the book that left so many readers hot under the collar to life onscreen was a challenge, which Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley admitted was a daunting one. When asked how you make a film of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Langley joked, “Very carefully. »

- Brent Lang

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Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie: What We Know So Far

23 March 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The wait for the feature adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey is a bit longer than originally expected, but the film is coming to theaters (February 13 2015). In an effort to keep track of the reports and rumors circulating about the movie, we've compiled this helpful guide that breaks down everything we know about the anticipated steamy romantic film, including production status, the cast, the sequel. The book. Fifty Shades of Grey (see also the occasionally technically-inaccurately referenced title 50 Shades of Grey) is the first in a trilogy by E.L. James. It is followed by Fifty Shades Darker (Book 2) and Fifty Shades Freed (Book 3). The first book introduces us to Anastasia Steele, a young woman who's close to graduating college when she agrees to interview the mysterious billionaire businessman Christian Grey on behalf of her best friend and roommate, aspiring journalist Kate. Awkward and nervous, Ana ends »

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Post Christian Grey’s S&M Obsession In ‘Fifty Shades’, Dakota Johnson To Play Mob Moll Opposite Johnny Depp In ‘Black Mass’

21 March 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Fresh from what should be a star-making turn as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Of Grey, Dakota Johnson is in early talks to play the love interest of Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger character in the Scott Cooper-directed Black Mass. Bulger has a couple of women in his life, but Johnson will play Lindsey, his girlfriend and the mother of his 6-year-old son Douglas, who dies tragically. The film is coming together quickly with Warner Bros distributing worldwide with Depp as Bulger, and Joel Edgerton as disgraced FBI agent John Connolly, who grew up with Bulger and was alleged to have tipped him off when the feds were closing in, leading Bulger to go on the lam for a decade until he was finally caught. Guy Pearce will play Bill Bulger, brother of the mobster who was president of the Massachusetts Senate and a major power broker in town. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Fifty Shades of Grey's Dakota Johnson Joins Depp in Black Mass

21 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

It will be nearly a year before fans of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey will get a chance to see Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, but the actress just scored another high-profile role as one of Johnny Depp's love interests in the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass , directed by Scott ( Out of the Furnace ) Cooper. Whitey Bulger is a notorious Boston-based convicted murderer involved with the organized crime scene who turned informer (and is known to be the basis for Jack Nicholson's character in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning crime film The Departed .) Johnson, the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, plays Lindsey, the mother of Bulger's 6-year-old son Douglas in the movie that will be distributed by Warner Bros. with Depp in the lead role, Joel Edgerton ( The »

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Marcia Gay Harden talks shame-reading 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' Jamie Dornan singing between takes

10 March 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden, who’ll star as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey in the adaptation of E L JamesFifty Shades of Grey, is clearly the person you want sitting next to you at a dinner party. She knows how to keep a conversation lively, as Jessica Shaw and Tim Stack  discovered Monday when Harden, who’s now starring on ABC’s comedy Trophy Wife, popped by Entertainment Weekly Radio’s TV Editors Hour. In addition to explaining why she wanted to hate her Trophy Wife co-star Malin Akerman but couldn’t, she also dishes on her first time »

- Mandi Bierly

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20 Biggest Movies Of 2015: What Do We Already Know?

8 March 2014 6:55 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Now that we’re well into March, most of us movie fans have a pretty good idea as to what we are looking forward to seeing on the big screen this year, whether it’s Godzilla or Gone Girl, Interstellar or Into the Woods. But what about those films that are currently in production with release dates set for 2015?

Even with the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean and Batman Vs. Superman pushed back to 2016, 2015 looks to be one of the biggest cinematic years ever, with Disney in particular looking to make huge profits in the wake of their purchasing Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.

So what do we know about 2015′s biggest releases? Come with us as we take you through the casts and stories behind next year’s most anticipated films, starting with a literary adaptation that has been a major discussion topic throughout its production, albeit not in a terribly positive sense… »

- Jack Gann

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