Good news, Christian Grey lovers!
“Fifty Shades of Grey” filming has reached the final stretch, with only one week of shooting left, according to producer Dana Brunetti. While fans of the best-selling E.L. James erotica book (the three-part story on which the movie is based) will have to wait until February 2015 to see the first installment brought to the silver screen, devout followers are already questioning when the film’s first trailer will be released.
“Back for the last week of 50,” Brunetti, 40, shared on Facebook Monday night following his appearance at the 2014 British Academy of Film and Arts Awards (BAFTAs) Sunday. According to the producer (whose biographical drama “Captain Phillips” is currently nominated for an Oscar for "Best Film"), the remainder of shooting will take place in Vancouver, Canada. Brunetti’s confirmation follows a report from E! News Friday stating that the romance flick, which follows the story of BDSM billionaire Christian Grey and his submissive, Anastasia "Ana" Steele, is ahead of schedule.
Since the announcement, “Fifty Shades” fans have expressed excitement over the completion of the film, with some requesting confirmation of a potential trailer release date. “Bring on the trailer!!!” said fan Claudine Dadoun Monday. “So now it's trailer time #waitingwaitingwaiting,” said another fan. “So, we can start a countdown for the trailer?” questioned follower Carina Noronha. “Time for a teaser trailer. Pls!” begged another fan, Mrs. Donald Sarandi, Monday.
Though most fans are clamoring for a trailer release, some were more than willing to settle for seeing a new picture of the film’s stars, actors Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) and Dakota Johnson (Ana Steele). “I hope you can get a great cast pic at the wrap party!” said fan Debby Falk Monday. “We need some pictures! Please. We need pictures of Jamie!” said follower Christiane Rangel Pereira Tuesday.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” was last known to be shooting in Vancouver on Feb. 14, one year shy of the film’s release date. According to a report from the Huffington Post, Johnson, 24, was seen shooting outdoor jogging scenes, sporting the same workout attire she was photographed wearing on set just three weeks earlier.
The film, based off of the best-selling 2011 novel of the same name, began shooting in Vancouver last November. The lead actors were first spotted by fans shooting what appeared to be the beloved “coffee date” scene. “Fifty Shades of Grey” is scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters on Feb. 13, 2015, and is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson of “Nowhere" fame. Actress Marcia Gay Harden (“Trophy Wife”) and singer/actor Rita Ora also star in the highly anticipated flick.