Christian Grey is hiring and fans are exactly who he wants to work for his multi-million dollar empire.
In celebration of the release of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” official website, filmmakers are marketing the highly-anticipated film by offering fans of the best-selling, E.L. James erotica series the chance to ‘work’ for the BDSM-obsessed billionaire as an intern for the fictional Seattle-based company, Grey Enterprises Holdings, Inc. “Please submit your information below and we will contact you about available opportunities,” reads the site, adding a thank you to potential internship program applicants. (Fans can “apply” for the position by entering their names, email address, phone number, age and sex here.)
The official site’s launch follows in the footsteps of the film’s first official poster reveal Friday. The image, which showcases lead actor Jamie Dornan doing his best portrayal of his megalomaniac character Christian Grey, utilizes the book series' line, “Mr. Grey will see you now,” as its first official tagline. According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, the poster will be displayed on billboards in five locations nationwide starting this month: New York (Grand St. & 6th Ave), Los Angeles (Wilshire Blvd. & Gayley), Chicago (LaSalle & Hubbard), San Francisco (Mission St. & 6th), and Grey’s own hometown of Seattle (1st St. & Wall St.).
The big marketing news follows in the footsteps of “Fifty Shades” actress Rita Ora’s interview Saturday at the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch regarding the upcoming film, the native British singer turned film star telling MTV News that moviegoers are in for a “shock” following the film's Feb. 2015 theater release. “[It’s] gonna be the biggest and most amazing shock ever,” said Ora, who will portray Grey’s adopted sister Mia in the film, going on to call her on-set experience a success. “I was nervous because it was the first time I ever did a movie with words,” said Ora, adding, “But it was so nice. The director, Sam [Taylor-Johnson], she was incredible, so it was all love."
“Fifty Shades of Grey” began filming in Vancouver, Canada in late November. Dornan, 31, and his on-screen love interest, Anastasia “Ana” Steele (played by actress Dakota Johnson), were last spotted filming on location in Vancouver on Jan. 22. According to fan photos, the duo was shooting scenes from Steele’s fictional job, Clayton’s Warehouse.