The first official trailer has been released for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation that’s been pushed back from its original 2014 release to Valentine’s Day 2015. It stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and co-star Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.
The poster was released a while ago. A few days ago, Beyonce teased the trailer with a slowed down Crazy in Love seemingly part of its soundtrack, and now the full length trailer has been released.
It’s been met with mixed reactions from fans and critics. Here it is.
Earlier this week, Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam, who was the original choice to play Christian Grey but turned it down due to “scheduling conflicts” and “creative differences”, raved about the source material and its writer, EL James.
“I’m just really excited to see it. I was just really, really invested and wanted to work with (director) Sam (Taylor-Johnson) and play that character. I’m really, really curious.”
Hunnam went on to say it’s not fair to dismiss author E.L. James’ writing as so-called “mommy p*rn.”
“I think people really do that book a disservice when they reduce it to that type of talk,” he said. “What (E.L. James) actually created is a really sophisticated dynamic and presented it in a package which was accessible to people who normally would be terrified of that subject … Actually what she did was pretty brilliant.”
The “Sons of Anarchy” actor dropped out of the big-screen adaptation one month after it was announced he had landed the role of the billionaire Grey…Hunnam admits walking away from the part was “pretty heartbreaking.”
“I don’t think people have had unchaperoned access to me since all of this went on … the CliffsNotes were exactly what we said. I couldn’t do it because of (the) schedule. It was as simple as that.”
The actor even said he would be willing to have his audition tape be included as a DVD extra for curious fans. Hunnam says Dornan is “probably a lot better looking and a lot smoother” than he is.
“I would’ve brought a certain rugged charm to (the role) but believe me, he’s going to do just fine.” [via Associated Press]