Fans of E.L. James’ erotic work “Fifty Shades of Grey,” will get to hear critics first take on the film-adaptation after the film debuts at the Berlin Film Festival next year.
It was confirmed today that the film-festival was chosen to premiere the highly-anticipated work on on February 11 as a Berlinale Special Gala screening with director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Also in attendance will be author E.L. James, and actors Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.
This screening will come just two days before the Valentine’s Day weekend release of the film, Universal Pictures and Focus set the U.S. release date for February 13, 2015.
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.