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Fifty Shades Of Grey Sequel: E.L. James’ Husband to Pen Screenplay

22 April 2015 3:13 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It turns out Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James won’t be penning the screenplay to the sequel after all—her husband will. We learned in February that, after a tumultuous production of her best selling novel adaptation, James was demanding more control over the sequel in the form of penning the adaptation herself. The first film has now grossed over $568 million worldwide, which is insanely impressive for an R-rated movie, so Universal and Focus Features basically have to move forward with the follow-up—they can’t leave that money lying on the table. Their solution? A “compromise” of sorts with James. Per THR, James’ husband Niall Leonard, himself an author and screenwriter, has been tapped to write the screenplay for Fifty Shades Darker. Apparently Leonard did some uncredited work on the script for Fifty Shades of Grey (screenwriter Kelly Marcel and James reportedly clashed during the development of »

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El James' Husband Writing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Sequel (Exclusive)

22 April 2015 1:16 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Mr. Fifty Shades is getting in on the action. El James, the author of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, has enlisted her husband to write the script for the sequel, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Niall Leonard, who is married and has two sons with the British author, is an author himself, in addition to being a screenwriter. He’s written for the British TV shows Air Force One Is Down and Wire in the Blood, among others. He’s also the author of the Crusher book series. He also worked on the script for the first Fifty Shades but was

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E L James' Husband Niall Leonard to Pen Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel

22 April 2015 12:54 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

His turn! E L James’ husband Niall Leonard has signed on to pen Fifty Shades of Grey sequel Fifty Shades Darker, The Hollywood Reporter exclusively revealed on Wednesday, April 22. Leonard, who has two kids with the British author, has written for British TV shows including Air Force One Is Down and Wire in the Blood. The fellow author also worked on the first S&M flick but was not credited.  "Niall is an outstanding writer in his own right, with multiple established credits, and we are lucky to [...] »

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