Marlon Wayans’ ‘Fifty Shades’ Spoof Bought by Open Road

Marlon Wayans 50 Shades of Black
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Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Marlon Wayans’ spoof “Fifty Shades of Black” and set a January 29 release date.

IM Global came on board last month to produce and finance. “Fifty Shades of Black” reunites the team behind the “Haunted House” franchise, including director Michael Tiddes.

Wayans will star in and write the film with longtime collaborator Rick Alvarez. Stuart Ford is producing alongside Wayans and Rick Alvarez. IM Global’s Matt Jackson, Glendon Palmer and Steve Squillante are exec producing.

The film is scheduled to shoot this summer in Los Angeles. CAA handled the sale.

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  1. Ulfric Stormcloak says:

    I hope they didn’t pay more than 5 dollars. I watched the first hour and walked out with my girlfriend, it was her idea. An alleged comedy that produces zero laughs in the first hour isn’t really a comedy. If you want laughs go to an open mike night at the local comedy club, they are often free.

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