The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has arrived online and it looks like the adaptation of E.L. James’ 2011 novel will be just as erotic and dramatic as its source material. Fans of the novel will relish the sight of Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the lead roles, especially accompanied by BeyoncÃƒ©’s dreamy vocals and the stylized, colourful fashion of the trailer.
In Fifty Shades, Anastasia Steele is a shy, naive literature student who goes to interview a wealthy man by the name of Christian Grey as a favour to her roommate Kate. Before long Anastasia and Christian take a liking to each other and as her timidity proves a stark contrast to his controlling nature. What ensues is a tale that is thematically straightforward: love, passion, eroticism, etc, etc.
At the helm of the adaptation is photographer and artist Sam Taylor-Johnson whose directorial debut came in the form of 2009’s Nowhere Boy, a biopic based on the childhood of John Lennon, and its positive reception serves as encouragement for Fifty Shades.
Starring Johnson and Dornan, the adaptation also features Rita Ora as Mia Grey, Luke Grimes as Elliot Grey and Eloise Mumford as Kate Kavanagh. Fifty Shades of Grey opens on February 13, 2015.
Watch the brand new trailer below: