'50 Shades of Grey' Movie Taps 'Social Network' Producing Team

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If there were any doubts the big screen version of 50 Shades of Grey wouldn't be up to par, those concerns can be safely put to rest.

Universal Pictures announced Monday that Mike DeLuca and Dana Brunetti, producers for The Social Network, the 2010 film based on the creation of Facebook, would be taking on the film adaptation of E L James' hit erotic novel.

The Social Network, directed by David Fincher, was successful both critically and financially: it earned Aaron Sorkin an Oscar for best adapted screen play and raked in nearly $225 million at the box office.

What does James, the woman behind the best selling novel have to say about this decision?

In a statement, James said:

“I am thrilled that Mike has joined Team Fifty. He brings a passion for and in-depth understanding of the characters and story, and a wealth of experience in making quality films.”
The news is also promising, because it means they're that much closer to making other decisions, such as who will write the script, and of course, who will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

50 Shades of Grey started off as Twilight fan fiction, and centers around the dominant/submissive sexual relationship between a recent college grad (Steele) and a secretive billionaire (Grey).

Many young Hollywood stars have voiced interest in playing the lead characters, especially Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale.

Celebuzz spoke with the 23-year-old actress, where she told us she would "freaking" love to play the lead part.

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What do you think about this news? Does this give you confidence for when the movie is finally released? Sound off in the comments.

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    mel

    defo, cannot wait to watch the film, I think lucy has the perfect look fir anastasia, the tough one is who will play christian?! x

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