Fifty Shades Of Grey To Get R Rating As Producer Confirms Jamie Dornan Film Is ‘Sexy And Hot’
The producer of the big screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey has confirmed that the movie will be R-rated when it hits cinemas next February.
Rumours about the film’s rating have been swirling since the movie based on EL James’ raunchy novel was first announced last year. Amid claims the film’s notorious sex scenes would be toned down for cinema audiences, producer Dana Brunetti has now confirmed he and director Sam Taylor Johnson are trying to appease the book’s devoted fans, but the film won’t be given the highest rating in the US of NC-17 (no one under 17 years admitted).
When asked by Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush at Sunday night’s Oscar if the film would be rated NC-17 in the US, Brunetti shook his head and said, “No, no, no, no.” Just to make things clear Bush then clarified, “R? Just straight up R?” And the exec producer said, “Yeah, yeah. But it’s sexy and hot, so …”
When Billy asked him what sort of skin we’d be seeing from lead stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Brunetti would only say “no comment”.
Dana, who’s also behind hit show House of Cards, showed up at the Oscars with his actress girlfriend Kristin Chenoweth by his side who was quick to joke that her date was used to being asked by her parents from Oklahoma, “Is that a porn?”
“We’ve wrapped. It’s not a porn,” Dana laughed. “We’ve wrapped and [are] waiting for the first cut.”
Last year Dana gave an interview to Collider.com where he suggested the film could spawn two versions to satisfy fans and the ratings board.
Acknowledging that the books massive success was down to word of mouth from it’s devoted fans, Brunetti is adamant that fans will get what they want out of the film, and that means sticking as closely to James’ book as possible, making an R Rating in the US inevitable:
“It’ll be R, obviously it has to be R”, Brunetti admitted to Collider.com, adding though that he’s got an idea to spread the love, so to speak, and allow as many people as possible to enjoy the movie.
Fans will have to wait a whole year to see the film
“This is just my opinion and this doesn’t mean this is going to happen, but I always thought it would be really cool if we released the R version and then we had an NC-17 version that we released a few weeks later”.
“What we’re kind of hearing from the fans is they want it dirty, they want it as close as possible [to the book]. We want to keep it elevated but also give the fans what they want.”
Check out Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson’s three months on the Fifty Shades set below.