No ‘Fifty Shades’ for Emma Watson

by Christopher Freeburn | March 18, 2013 10:11 am

No ‘Fifty Shades’ for Emma Watson

emmawatson 251x300 No Fifty Shades for Emma Watson[1]When rumors started circulating online that she would star in Comcast‘s (NASDAQ:CMCSA[2]) Universal Studios’ upcoming adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, Emma Watson was not amused[3].

The young English actress, who rose to prominence playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies alongside Daniel Radcliffe, swiftly took to Twitter[4] to shoot down the rumors, USA TODAY noted.

“Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie?,” Watson tweeted. She later added, “Good. Well that’s that sorted then.”

Universal says that no casting decisions have been made yet.

Last year, the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey became a publishing phenomena, boosting both physical and digital book sales[5].

Kelly Marcel, who was been tapped to write the screenplay for the movie, has said that the film will be as sex-filled[6] as the books themselves.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/emmawatson.jpg
  2. CMCSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CMCSA
  3. Emma Watson was not amused: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/03/18/emma-watson-addresses-fifty-shades-of-grey-buzz/1996119/
  4. Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmWatson
  5. both physical and digital book sales: http://investorplace.com/2012/03/fifty-shades-of-grey-is-an-e-book-blockbuster/
  6. that the film will be as sex-filled: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/screenwriter-fifty-shades-movie-will-be-raunchy/

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