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Source: “Fifty Shades of Grey” Author Prepping New Novel, Other New Projects


EXCLUSIVE Fans of E. L. James have been clamoring for news of her next books. The author of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy apparently is not just buying new ties with her excessive amount of royalties. She’s been able to focus just on writing– and working on her new projects.

Sources say James will likely offer new adventures of the “Fifty Shades” characters eventually but not night right away. First up is a new novel with new characters, not Christian Grey or Anastasia Steele, the rambunctious lovers from the trilogy. “She really wants to try something with new people, but still a romance,” says a source. “And of course there will be some bondage.” Of course!

That novel, still being written, won’t be out before 2016. “She has to finish it,” I’m told.

As for “Fifty Shades,” the saga isn’t over. I’m told a fourth chapter isn’t ruled out. And then there’s a prequel cooking on a backburner. “Everyone wants to hear more about Christian Grey’s early years,” my source says.

And next up is the movie, on February 13, 2015, certain to be an event.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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