Mila Kunis could be donning the handcuffs as Anastasia Steele as early as next summer, as the studio boss behind Fifty Shades of Grey has said that they could be aiming for a 2014 release.
Kunis has shot to the forefront of speculation as the girl to play Ana after hinting in interviews that she'd like the part, saying she's "not disinterested".
But although Fifty Shades author E.L. James and the movie's studio Universal apparently doesn't want to rush the movie, fans of the bondage bonkbuster could see it on the screen in just over a year's time.
"I don't believe that [E.L. James] had any interest in going to a studio where rushing it into production was the vision," said Adam Fogelson, Universal CEO to The Hollywood Reporter.
Mila Kunis Could Be Whipped Next Summer As Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Is Planned For Release In 2014
Mila Kunis is rumoured to be in line for a role in Fifty Shades of Grey (Photo: Apega/WENN)
The reasoning behind taking their time over the film is, according to Fogelson due to wanting to get the entire trilogy right, but it could still be ready relatively soon, depending on the schedule of its stars and director.
"I don't believe that the second or third film would have benefited from that strategy. And I think that there are totally legitimate questions about what this book is as a movie. I will tell you that it is an absolute priority for us. It's conceivable that we could be ready to release it as early as next summer," the film boss said.
Among those rumoured for the role of Anastasia are Mila, Lucy Hale, Shailene Woodley and Kristen Stewart. Favourites for the role of Christian are Henry Cavill and Ian Somerhalder, with Kelly Marcel writing the script.
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