E.L. James has confirmed her plans to turn the multi-million pound erotic franchise into Fifty Shades: The Musical
Sexy jazz hands at the ready, it looks like Christian Grey and his cable ties are coming to the West End with an all-singing, all-dancing Fifty Shades: The Musical.
According to The Sun, writer E.L. James has confirmed talks with theatre bosses about turning her bestselling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey into a musical.
Given the worldwide appeal of the books, Fifty Shades: The Musical looks set to hit both Broadway and the West End. Though no decision has been made on casting at this point, we doubt Jamie Dornan or Dakota Johnson will be game for a stage run, so a musical Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will surely need to be found.
The first of E.L. James’s erotic novels about a college graduate and a multi-millionaire businessman was published in 2011. By June 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey had sold more than 125 million copies worldwide and been translated into 52 different languages. After an intensive search for a lead actor and actress, the first book was released as a movie in 2015 with Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian and Ana.
Speaking to Marie Claire in an interview last year, Dornan said of making the movies, ‘We’ve gone through this mad journey together, Dakota knows what I’m going through and only I know what she’s going through. We get on very well, we make each other laugh and we’re comfortable with each other, which is very important because Jesus, if I didn’t get on with her… I’ve heard horror stories of that happening. Actors who have to do intimate things with another actor and they just don’t get on… It’s not good.’