The rights to produce popular erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Gray” by E.L James has been jointly acquired by Focus Features and Universal Pictures. Universal will own the rights to the book trilogy, while Focus will distribute and market the film. The story is about a billionaire business man, Christian Grey who meets an unworldly twenty-one year old literature student when she arrives for a job interview. The couple embarks on a passionate affair. The young heroine struggles to not only lower her inhibitions but must also come to terms with her lover’s dark side both in and out of the bedroom. Production dates are unknown at this time.