Written by Julie Vegas on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Focus Features has announced that writer/producer Kelly Marcel has been hired to work on the screenplay for Fifty Shades of Grey, the bestselling erotica novel by E.L. James.

Among Marcel’s past work includes the Fox series Terra Nova and the film Saving Mr. Banks, set to star Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.

“Kelly’s work demonstrates her flawless structural technique and passionate commitment to emotion, humor and depth of character which is particularly visible in the celebrated screenplay for the upcoming Saving Mr. Banks,” says producer Michael De Luca.

“We were all taken with the depth and passion of Kelly’s engagement with the characters and world E.L. James has created and we knew she was the right person to augment our Fifty Shades family,” co-producer Dana Brunetti said.

The film Fifty Shades of Grey is currently in pre-production. (And remember, no one is cast until they’re cast, people!)

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