‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Author Says She Has Shortlist for Lead Roles in Film Adaptation

by Rebecca Ford

The writer of the hit erotic book series spoke about the movie casting while on “Katie” on Monday.

One of Katie Couric’s first major interviews on her show, Katie, was with Fifty Shades of Grey writer E.L. James on Monday.

The stage was designed with sexy red lighting to celebrate the arrival of the writer of the hit erotic novels, which follows a young woman named Anastasia Steele, who falls into a tumultuous sexual relationship with a successful business magnate, Christian Grey.

There has been much discussion about casting for the film adaptation. Universal and Focus nabbed rights to the trilogy for $5 million in March after a heated Hollywood bidding war.

An audience member made sure to ask James, who has retained some creative control over the movie’s casting, if she has decided on who would take on the lead roles of Anastasia and Christian.

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