'Wolverine' Writer Tapped to Polish 'Fifty Shades' Script

11:56 AM PST 10/29/2013 by Borys Kit
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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan

Patrick Marber previous worked on the script for the adaptation of EL James' racy novel.

Action writer Mark Bomback is going from mutants to mattresses.

The scribe, who last wrote The Wolverine, has been tapped to do a polish on Fifty Shades of Grey, Universal and Focus' much ballyhooed adaptation of the EL James novel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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The move comes as the project has recovered its casting footing -- Charlie Hunnam, who was to play the title role of Christian Grey, departed the project two weeks ago and was replaced last week by Jamie Dornan -- and after Oscar-nominated screenwriter Patrick Marber was brought in for a previous polish.

The move is interesting as Bomback is clearly an action guy. His credits also include the Total Recall remake, Unstoppable, Race to Witch Mountain, and Live Free or Die Hard.

Marber, on the other hand, was known for his relationship dramas such as Closer and Notes on a Scandal.

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