Celebrity News July 10, 2012
'Social Network' Producers to Spin '50 Shades of Grey'
The producers of "The Social Network," Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, are set to produce the film adaptation of the erotic trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey," Universal Pictures and Focus Features said in a joint statement Monday.
Universal Co-Chairman Donna Langley spoke of the decision, saying, "At its core, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is a complex love story, requiring a delicate and sophisticated hand to bring it to the big screen. Mike and Dana's credits more than exemplify what we need in creative partners, and we're glad to have them as part of our team."
De Luca, most recently known for his work in "Moneyball," was involved in a notorious incident involving sex acts at the home of Hollywood vet Arnold Rifkin. Last February he admitted to the Hollywood Reporter his partying days were a cry for help.
Brunetti, President of Trigger Street Productions, most recently produced Jason Statham's bloodfest "Safe," and is behind the upcoming Tom Hanks drama, "Captain Phillips."
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The pair will produce alongside author E.L. James and are currently in search of a director and an all-star cast to fulfill fan fantasies of the salacious novel.