Fifty Shades Of Grey: There's A Messy Battle For Control Going On Behind The Scenes

February 20, 2015 4:29 AM

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It was a few weeks back that we first reported on the occasionally contentious relationship between author E.L. James and director Sam Taylor-Johnson on the set of Fifty Shades of Grey. At that time, the filmmaker was quoted saying that she and the writer found themselves at odds at times making the film, debating the creative direction of the feature in relation to the book. While you might think that this would simmer after the immensely successful release of the film last week, apparently the behind-the-scenes conflict is only getting deeper, as James is now reportedly working hard to gain creative control of the upcoming sequel, Fifty Shades Darker.

This news comes to us from Variety, which says that E.L. James is working to try and get a stronger voice in the filmmaking process with the upcoming sequel by adapting her own book into the next screenplay. Unfortunately, the higher-ups at Universal Pictures don't seem to be too keen on this idea, ...

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