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FIFTY SHADES SCREENWRITER, STUDIO CLASH

January 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal Pictures has put a damper on comments by the writer adapting the erotic Fifty Shades of Grey novel into a screenplay that it will be released with an NC-17 rating. In an interview with the London Sunday Times over the weekend, Kelly Marcel said, “Well, there is going to be a lot of sex in the film. … It will be rated NC-17. It’s going to be raunch. …We are 100 percent going there.” (She is working with the books’ writer, E.L. James, on the screenplay. The Fifty Shads trilogy features a sex scene, often involving bondage, at frequent intervals throughout. “We did go through and decide which are our favorites and which are not,” Marcel said. However, on Tuesday a spokesperson for Universal, whose Focus Films division is planning to release the movie, maintained that it is too early to disclose how the film will be rated. The spokesperson told E! News: “A screenplay has not yet been written, a rating has not been designated and we have no further comment.”