5 reasons 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is everywhere

E L James' erotic trilogy has become a surprise pop culture phenomenon.

3. It's getting the movie treatment

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As Monitor staff Molly Driscoll reported earlier this year, “Fifty Shades” will be adapted for the big screen by Universal Pictures and Focus Features. According to media reports, Bret Easton Ellis, of “American Psycho” fame, recently expressed his interest in adapting the erotic trilogy for the big screen and wants Ryan Gosling to play the role of Seattle billionaire and hero Christian Grey. Author E L James (a pseudonym) also recently chose producers Mike DeLuca and Dana Brunett, who co-produced “Moneyball” and “The Social Network,” to work on the movie.

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