’50 Shades of Grey’ Eyes Four Screenwriters to Pen the Big Screen Adaption

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Universal Pictures and Focus Features are reportedly considering four screenwriters to pen the much-anticipated adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

On the list: Karen Croner, Dan Fogelman (pictured, right), Veena Sud (pictured, left) and Kelly Marcel, four writers who aren’t exactly known for shelling out scripts about, you know, S&M and torrid love affairs.

So, just who are these names?

Croner is currently working on the movie Admission, which will star Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. She’s perhaps best known for writing the script for the 1998 movie One True Thing, for which Meryl Streep received a Best Actress Oscar nomination.


Fogelman, meanwhile, wrote the 2011 hit Crazy, Stupid, Love., starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. He’s also been a big player in the Disney arena, having written such animated movies as Cars and Tangled.

As for Sud and Marcel: Sud is a familiar face in the TV world, having written for Cold Case and the recently canceled series The Killing, while Marcel penned for the ill-fated Fox series Terra Nova, in 2011.

No word yet on which writer will actually get the gig. A release date, cast, director and pretty much everything else related to the 50 Shades movie hasn’t been determined yet, either.