Mr Grey will see his first international audiences at the Berlin Film Festival in February. As a Berlinale Special Gala, Universal and Focus Features’ highly-anticipated Fifty Shades Of Grey will be screened one-time only on February 11 with director Sam Taylor-Johnson and stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in attendance. Also in Berlin will be author EL James, upon whose erotic mega-seller books the adaptation is based. Although it’s not a world premiere, this is the latest high-profile get for the Berlinale after it was announced last week that Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups will bow there in competition and Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella will play out of competition. Berlin runs February 5-15. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Fifty Shades Of Grey starts its international rollout on February 11 and releases Stateside on February 13.
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