'Fifty Shades of Grey' gets R rating

Upcoming erotic thriller 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been handed an R rating in the US.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 08, 2015, 16:26 PM IST
'Fifty Shades of Grey' gets R rating

Los Angeles: Upcoming erotic thriller 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been handed an R rating in the US.

The drama has been issued the MPAA rating for "strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behaviour and graphic nudity", reported E! Online.

When the film was first announced, producer Dana Brunetti hinted that two versions may be released: an R rated version and a more explicit NC-17 cut. "Everybody could go and enjoy the R version, and then if they really wanted to see it again and get a little bit more gritty with it then have that NC-17 version out there as well," he said.

However, a more explicit version of the film has not been announced. 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is based on the book of the same name by EL James, and stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively.

The 2015 Berlin Film Festival will host the first international screening of the adaptation.