E. L. James claims producers are desperate for rights to new book
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 April 2019
E. L. James says Hollywood producers are queuing up to buy the rights to her new novel 'The Mister' after it sold 52,000 copies in its first week on sale
E. L. James says Hollywood producers are queuing up to buy the rights to her new novel.
The 56-year-old author has revealed that after the movie adaptations of her erotic 'Fifty Shades' trilogy banked over $1 billion at the box office worldwide her latest tome 'The Mister' – which sold 52,000 copies in its first week on sale – is already set to become a film.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she said: "People are asking, yes. I have been asked. It is a big commitment."
The 'Fifty Shades' series starred Dakota Johnson as naive student Anastasia Steele who embarks on a relationship with billionaire businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) who introduces her to the world of BDSM, however, the writer admits her latest story is less intense, insisting: "The sex is different."
James also revealed that a line of sex toys inspired by 'The Minister' could go on sale soon after the success of her '50 Shades' themed Lovehoney collection.
She said: "The most fun we had was working with adult sex toys. The meetings we had around our kitchen table you could not believe. We have meetings next week – so there will be fun stuff coming."
'The Mister' follows Maxim Trevelyan, a wealthy aristocrat who has just inherited his family's noble title and estate, however, his life is turned upside down when he embarks on a relationship with the mysterious Alessia Demachi.
'Fifty Shades of Grey' – which was James' first novel – has sold more than 6m copies to date and is the best-selling novel of all time in the UK.