Fifty Shades film to feature Canary cameo

Fifty Shades film to feature Canary cameo
Over 400,000 copies of Fifty Shades of Grey were sold in Spain in 2013. Photo: Will Oliver/AFP
Scenes for the movie version of the best-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey will be shot on the Spanish island of Tenerife in mid-February, filmmakers have said in a statement.

The honeymoon scenes featuring characters Chris and Ana from the novel by E.L. James will be shot on the island, Spain's Huffington Post reported on Sunday.

Madrid will also feature briefly in the film as the setting for a business meeting with Italian entrepreneur Alessandro Proto, the real life figure who inspired the character of Christian Grey.

Filming of the movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson started in Vancouver in January.

More than 90 million copies of books in The Fifty Shades of Grey series have been sold worldwide. Over a million copies were sold in Spain last year, according to publishers Penguin Random House.  

Spain's Canary Islands have played host to other big-budget Hollywood productions in recent times. These include Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea, starring Chris Hemsworth, and Ridley Scott's Moses epic. 

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