Identical twin brothers John and Edward Grimes, who are better known as Jedward will be associated with the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation. No, we are not talking another last minute cast change! In fact, if you have been reading the gossip columns, you would know that the shooting of the film is over and the cast and crew have wrapped up their stint in Vancouver and are back. The producers of the film are busy in putting the last minute touches to the movie and are busy with the post production details. And now since the date of the release has also been finalized – the 13th of February 2015, the fans, like the people associated with the film are looking forward to the soundtrack of this movie adaptation based on the erotic novel written by Erica James.
And this is where the Grimes brothers come into the picture. Having made their foray into the entertainment and the music industry in the year 2009 with their appearance on the sixth series of the talent scout show, ‘X Factor’, the 22 year old brothers from Dublin have enjoyed a fairly successful stint in the entertainment industry. And now, by landing the prestigious opportunity of recording the official Fifty Shades song, the brothers are here to stay! When the Sam Taylor-Wood directed film was launched and started its pre-production and casting, there was a lot of positive hullabaloo that was created about the film. And the film too, lived up to this expectation and the positive feedback that it has generated is still going strong and will hopefully see that the film surpasses all expectations at the box office.
With the inclusion of Jedward, the producers are certainly looking at creating a new anthem for their audience and especially the young and peppy audience who are looking forward to the 13th of February 2015. It has already been touted that the film will feature other songs as well, but there will be one official 50 Shades song which will be composed by the duo. The brothers are hopefully in the groove already to write and record the song. And with a Fifty Shades movie teaser trailer already released at the CinemaCon this year, held in Las Vegas, which was set to a Beyonce song, which might give us an indication of the kind of music to be expected from ‘Fifty Shades’.
The producers have also revealed that they plan to release the official one week prior to the release, although it will be recorded this year. The producers are leaving no stone unturned to create the right buzz for their film and releasing the official song a week before the release only cements this fact. The Jedward brothers are not only working on that one official song, but will also release a new album that will complement their work on this film and compound their success. And since they are two, let’s hope that their song and album of course, gets twice the success and adulation of fans.
Tall…check. Dark eyes… check. Handsome… check. When it comes to every woman’s idea of a perfectly handsome man, who fits the bill better than Jamie Dornan? When it comes to his looks, he ticks off in all the right boxes. He is tall and handsome, of course, but not technically dark. But he does have dark eyes and those brooding eyes more than make up for his lack of a dark complexion. And his fans (the female ones more so) will agree that his smouldering presence can be felt in the first look poster of “Fifty Shades” as well!
But the producers of the film, having wrapped up the shoot of the movie in Vancouver, are all ready for a little treat for the fans and the eager viewers. At CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the producers were all ready with an assortment of trailers and teasers, which included the very first footage of the first look from Fifty Shades of Grey. The first look footage which has been prepared is about two minutes long, and opens with a look at Seattle’s cityscape. We are sure you remember the first look poster where Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, was seen standing with this back to the camera and looking out into the Seattle cityscape, from his office on the top floor of the building which houses his Grey Enterprises.
The tall, dark-eyed and handsome hunk stands with his hands inside his trouser pockets and he can be seen peering out into Seattle, his city, from a floor-to-ceiling window in his office. In the first look trailer, the city is seen in some sunshine, but mostly gray skies. In the background, a slow and soft piano piece plays on, that is in some way reminiscent of Beyonce’s “Haunted”. Next Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, can be seen appearing as she recounts her first meeting with Christian Grey, in his office, to her roommate, Kate Cavanaugh.
And since we are talking about Anastasia recounting her first meeting with the enigmatic and self-made millionaire, it should remind you of another poster that was launched when it was only a year to Fifty Shades release. On that poster, a visibly timid and shy Anastasia (Dakota) could be seen waiting for her turn to meet the businessman, whom she was supposed to interview for her college newspaper. In the first look promo, Kate asks Anastasia, after she has met him, what he is like. But this appears as a voiceover, as the visuals of Ana and Christian’s meeting roll out.
Next, we hear Grey’s assistant telling Ana, that Mr. Grey would see her. And as the virginal college graduate walks into the spacious office, they exchange glances, and while Ana offers only shy glances, Christian looks fixedly at her. While Ana narrates the meeting to Kate, the viewers are treated to more scenes between them, as their hands touch and eventually the scenes where they embrace and kiss and court each other, start unfolding. And the only take away from all of this is that Jamie looks smouldering and so does their chemistry. To get more scoops about their love story, wait till the 13th of February, 2015, when the film Fifty Shades of Grey officially sees the light of day.
If you are a certain Jamie Dornan and you are offered the lead role in the most looked forward to film of 2015, will you still say that you are not certain or you don’t have an idea as to how your life will be changed? Well, seems like the Irish hunk thinks so. The point here is that as the lead actor in a film, where you play the titular role, the spotlight is always bound to be on you and with the shooting of the film already wrapped up and Jamie being used to all the adulation and female fan following, it should not come as a surprise to him that his life has indeed changed, for the better of course.
With Hunnam walking out and him ousting all other possible candidates like Robert Pattinson, Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer and the likes, it was as if fate handpicked him for the role of the charmingly devious entrepreneur, Christian Grey. While speaking on The Graham Norton Show, the father of one said that since the novel has been such a huge success, with 100 million in sales, he expects the film to be a major box office money churner, even if one-third of those people (who read and loved the book) turn up when the movie releases next year, a day before Valentine’s Day.
He admitted that the movie and the cast and the crew were in a powerful and nice position, but he also admitted that he has no idea what it will do for him. However, on the show, he did mention that there is one thing that the movie has changed for him, and in the most positive sense, and that was the way he has been walking all his life.
He further admitted that he always had a complex about the way he walked and had it not been for his dance teacher, who trained him on the set of Fifty Shades he would not have realised ever that he has walking wrong all his life. While practicing for a dance scene with the leading lady of the movie, Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele, Jamie said that his dance teacher/instructor told him to walk heel-to-toe, and these three magic words made sure that he did not walk, like he used to, anymore.
Jamie confessed that before this life altering dance lesson, he always used to walk more like toe-to-toe. Even if he does not realise, we have enough reason to prove and believe that his coveted role in Fifty Shades of Grey has been a boon and a blessing for him, from all aspects possible. From being a Calvin Klein model to starring in hit television series such as ‘The Fall’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’, life has been kind to Jamie Dornan and if, and we are sure it will, ‘Fifty Shades…’ lives up to its expectations, he can safely and confidently ‘walk’ his way to the bank!
Who hasn’t heard of the saying that good things come to those who wait? And when this concerns the Fifty Shades the fans and the followers of the movie adaptation, who have waited for so many months for the shooting of the movie to end, so that they can be rewarded with a trailer of the film, can now breathe a sigh of relief since a new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is out! But again, it can be understood that a new trailer means that though the production of the movie might have come to an end, the post production work on the movie has just started.
Using the body of work of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, who play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the movie version of the novel written by Erica James, some creative fans have made a fan made trailer to quench the thirst of the other fans. The preview contains the shots showing Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) running in the rain.
But the producers should be aware that since the fan made previews look like this, the real trailer needs to be really slick, considering the level has been set up there! The new fan made trailer has craftily featured some of the dialogues from the book and also the nitty gritties of the story that have been highlighted here. The fan, who has made the trailer, has been careful to select the right scenes that make the montage come alive. When asked if he has read the trilogy, he answered saying that since he is an ambitious filmmaker, he chose to channelize his creativity by making a fan made trailer for this film, because he found the premise of the novels and the characters interesting.
When he chose to make a fan made trailer of a film like the ’50 Shades of Grey’, it was given to understand that there would be people, who are fans and followers just like him, who would like his endeavour and others would criticise him and his efforts. He has said that given the time and the resources he had, he is satisfied and happy with the final outcome. Making a fan made film/trailer is a creative process and the fan in question, has achieved quite the feat with the limited resources he had.
The aim of this fan, to please other like minded fans, has been rewarded and without any big name from a big studio or a big actor the fan has been successful in creating the right kind of buzz for the forthcoming Fifty Shades movie, which is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and will see the light of day on the 13th of February 2015. Let us hope that the ripples created by this fan made film does helps the fans come closer to the actual product.