Deadline said Jennifer Ehle is in talks to co-star in Universal-Focus Features’ adaptation of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY in the role of Carla a.k.a Anastasia Steele’s mother, a strong Southern woman on her fourth marriage.
Starring Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey
Focus Features will release their feature adaptation of E.L. James’ FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, scripted by Kelly Marcel, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, on August 1, 2014
Universal Pictures and Focus Features acquired the rights to the three books in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy in March 2012.
Fifty Shades of Grey (first published in 2011) follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. Subsequent novels in the series, Fifty Shades Darker (2011) and Fifty Shades Freed (2012) explore the couple’s deepening relationship.