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At Cinema Con on Tuesday, Universal presented the first footage from the upcoming film, Fifty Shades of Grey.
The movie is based on E. L. James’ bestselling book. The film was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. It stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, according to the L.A. Times. In James’ book, Christian is a dominant force.
The Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley led the presentation. The footage that was shown at Cinema Con featured Dakota Johnson meeting with Jamie Dornan in Grey’s office, as well as in a coffee shop and at Steele's place of work. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grey says in one scene, “Hearts and flowers – that’s not who I am.”
Universal also presented trailers for upcoming Broken, Fast 7 and ran a preview of movie trailers for scheduled summer releases Neighbors, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Lucy and Dumb and Dumber To. Executives from Universal all had their say, including Ron Meyer, Jeff Shell, and Nikki Rocco. Rocco spoke about the need for great movies to be in the theaters all year.