Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2015 American erotic romantic drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. The film is based on E. L. James’ 2011 novel of the same name and stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, a college graduate who begins a sadomasochistic relationship with young business magnate Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan.
Fifty Shades of Grey premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2015, and was released on February 13, 2015, in IMAX formats, by Universal Pictures and Focus Features. Despite receiving generally negative reviews, it was an immediate box office success, breaking numerous box office records and earning over US$570 million worldwide, plus the soundtrack.
Fifty Shades of Grey – Trailer
Anastasia fills in for her journalist friend and interviews Christian Grey, a businessman. They begin a relationship where she discovers that his sexual life is influenced by his tormented past.
Release date: 13 February 2015 (USA)
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Music by: Danny Elfman
Box office: $569.7 million
Adapted from: Fifty Shades of Grey
Distributed by: Universal Pictures, Focus Features
- Dakota Johnson as Anastasia “Ana” Steele, a 21-year-old English Literature student attending Washington State University.
- Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, a 27-year-old billionaire, entrepreneur, and CEO of Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc.
- Eloise Mumford as Katherine “Kate” Kavanagh, Anastasia’s best friend/roommate who begins a relationship with Christian’s older brother, Elliot Grey.
- Jennifer Ehle as Carla Wilks, Anastasia’s mother.
- Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan-Grey, Christian Grey’s adoptive mother.
- Victor Rasuk as Jose Rodriguez, one of Anastasia’s close friends.
- Luke Grimes as Elliot Grey, Christian’s adopted older brother.
- Rita Ora as Mia Grey, Christian’s adopted younger sister.
- Max Martini as Jason Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard and head of his security.
- Callum Keith Rennie as Ray Steele, Anastasia’s father.
- Andrew Airlie as Carrick Grey, Christian’s adoptive father.
- Dylan Neal as Bob Adams, Anastasia’s stepfather.
- Anthony Konechny as Paul Clayton, the brother of the owner of Clayton’s Hardware Store.
- Emily Fonda as Martina
- Rachel Skarsten as Andrea, Christian’s assistant