It is finally happening, ladies and gentlemen. After several months of anticipation, the Fifty Shades Of Grey trailer will semi-officially be dropping on the TODAY show tomorrow morning at 7am EST. The reason I say “semi-officially” is because, according to the website, it will only be a clip of the trailer. Here is a snippet from TODAY‘s website.
“We’ll be airing an exclusive clip of the “Fifty Shades” movie trailer. Savannah Guthrie will interview the stars of the movies, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. And don’t worry — the full too-hot-for-morning-TV trailer will air right here on TODAY.com immediately following the segment.”
Undoubtedly, fans of the books will be delighted at the prospect of the “too-hot-for-morning-TV” trailer as it is sure to highlight the sexual nature of the story, which follows the very intimate relationship of lit student Anastasia Steele and entrepreneur Christian Grey.
The film, based on the ridiculously bestselling Fifty Shades Of Grey erotic novel from E.L. James (former TV executive), is set to be released on Valentine’s Day, 2015, and stars Dakota Johnson (21 Jump Street, Need For Speed) and Jamie Dornan (Once Upon A Time) as the titular character. Fifty Shades OfGrey started out simply as a piece of Twilight erotic fan fiction, but after its considerable success, it was repurposed into its own series, removing all vampiric references in the process.
So far, the movie has already had its fair share of rumors and shakeups. Upon its announcement as a film, a number of famous actresses were baselessly rumored to be in talks to take on the lead role as Anastasia. Emma Watson, star of the Harry Potter films, was even one of the many rumored, to which she responded, “Who here actually thinks I would do Fifty Shades Of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life,” according to Screen Rant.
There was also the casting and subsequent exit of Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey, who left due to scheduling conflicts. However, despite the fact that Hunnam is no longer involved with the film, he is wishing it the best of luck and is excited to see how it turns out, CBS News says:
“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.”
We shall see if having to exit the film will be a decision that Hunnam regrets.
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