Fifty Shades of Grey was good — surprisingly good, one might say — and a lot of that is thanks to screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who took E.L. James’s book and helped rearrange things for the big screen. Unfortunately, according to Variety, James is “seeking more control over the sequel by writing the script herself,” with neither director Sam Taylor-Johnson nor Marcel likely to be back for Fifty Shades 2. Perhaps the only good news is that while writing the script, Marcel and James fought over the studio’s request to tone down sexual content in revisions. That means this James-penned Fifty Shades of Grey 2: Bigger, Greyer, and Uncut (tentative name created by Vulture) may actually have more sex. Cheers to that!
E.L. James. Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty