‘Social Network’ Producers Whipping Up ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Now

After taking Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires and turning it into the hit film The Social Network, producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti set their sights on space with the same author’s book Sex on the Moon. We haven’t heard anything on the development of that film yet, but the producing team has picked up another high profile adaptation to keep them busy. Universal Pictures and Focus Features, who announced their collaboration on the adaptation of E.L. James erotic runaway hit book series Fifty Shades of Grey back in March, have set De Luca and Brunetti to produce the adaptation. The story follows an impending college graduate named Anastasia Steele, who strikes up an S&M romance with successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey, the physical and emotional dominant to her submissive personality. It spawned as fan-fiction inspired by Twilight and is now insanely popular amongst female readers, which means it’s …

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