Focus Features unveiled a new Fifty Shades of Grey TV spot during last night’s Golden Globes ceremony, and it’s one in which a character literally addresses how hot Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey is. There a bit of fan unease about whether Dornan is a good fit for the S&M-loving titular character (indeed, even John Oliver got in on the #NotMyChristian hashtag), but I’m not really sure why. He’s suitably handsome and I’m sure he’ll do a fine job of dominating Dakota Johnson’s character over and over again in keeping faithful to E.L. James’ source material. I’ll be honest, I’m kind of looking forward to this movie. It looks incredibly silly, but in the best way. My hope is that the film doesn’t mistake itself for something super serious or overly insightful, and thus far I get the feeling that director Sam Taylor-Johnson knew exactly what kind of film she was making (with some “unusual behavior” to boot).
Check out the new Fifty Shades of Grey TV spot after the jump, which offers a first look at Marcia Gay Harden’s character. The film also stars Jennifer Ehle, Max Martini, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Victor Rasuk, and Callum Keith Rennie. Fifty Shades of Grey opens February 14th.
Via Focus Features and Universal Pictures.
Here’s the official synopsis of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever. Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. Joining Dornan and Johnson in the cast are Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather; Jennifer Ehle as Carla, Anastasia’s mother; and Dylan Neal as Bob, Carla’s husband. Fifty Shades of Grey is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the creator of the series. The screenplay for the film is by Kelly Marcel.