Kelly Marcel Penning “Fifty Shades” Script

Universal Pictures and Focus Features have settled on writer Kelly Marcel to pen the film adaptation of E L James’ wildly popular novel “Fifty Shades of Grey”.

Marcel co-created Fox’s “Terra Nova” and penned the script for Disney’s currently in production “Saving Mr. Banks”. This project marks a distinct change in tone as it follows billionaire Christian Grey’s S&M laced relationship with young student Anastasia Steele.

James herself announced the news Monday morning on Twitter. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti will produce the film.