Coming from the woman who has written probably the most successful erotic thriller in recent times, this is epic. EL James or Erica James has said that she did not expect her books, particularly this trilogy to do so well and it was her dream to only see her books make it to the bookshelves. The unprecedented success that she and her books have enjoyed, and are still enjoying, has completely ‘terrified’ her as she is not used to this. Blaming her mother for worrying too much about things, James has said that she was not even thinking a movie adaptation when she wrote the raunchy and racy thriller.
But no matter what she expected, she is at the helm of affairs now. In her quest to get the movie adaptation right, she is going all out and is involved in the casting process as well. The trilogy has also made her the highest selling and highest earning author this year. So she has a lot to look forward to with the movie adaptation. The book has tasted towering success and if all goes well, the film will too, at least that’s the idea behind it. The movie has already run into quite a few controversies, given the subject it is based on and the casting turmoil that has plagued the movie till now.
The casting issues and the subject of BDSM, on which the movie is based, have sparked controversies with actors walking out and new ones replacing them. All this has upset the shooting schedule of the movie and the release has been pushed back to February 2015, much to the dismay of the fans. Though the film has been scheduled to release a day before Valentine’s Day 2015, there is hardly any love in the classical sense in the movie adaptation. There are one-sided love stories galore in the film adaptation in the movie, without much effect. The one-sided love stories worth mention are the ones between Ana and Grey and the other between José and Ana.
The movie franchisee is based on the unreciprocated feelings that Ana has for the dark and brooding billionaire, with a taste for BDSM, Christian Grey. It is at the end of the first novel that she realises love has no meaning in this arrangement that she has with Grey, and he clearly has no intentions of falling in love with her, proposing to her, marrying her and fathering her children and living happily ever after with her. The one who might have done all that for her, and with her is her best friend, José. He is clearly in love with her, but this time Ana does not reciprocate his feelings.
With such a snug and compact storyline, the book has been a success even before and much more that James had anticipated and when the opportunity to see it come alive on screen came her way, it was too huge to be given up. Though she may be ‘terrified’, James should know that such opportunities hardly come and she was right to take it up. After writing a bestseller, being the top-selling and top-earning author of the year and seeing her literary creation come alive on Hollywood screens, what can possibly go wrong?
If there has been anything constant about the cast list of the movie adaptation of the E.L. James novel ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, it has been the rumours. Barring Dakota Johnson who will play the character of Anastasia Steele, almost all the other key characters and their players are facing uncertainty in this venture. Starting with the protagonist of the novel Christian Grey to the other characters like Mrs. Robinson and Kate Cavanaugh, the casting team of this movie seems to be having a tough time tying the right actor to the right character, literally and figuratively.
Starting with Christian Grey, among many Hollywood heartthrobs like Matt Bomer, Alexander Skarsgard, Ian Somerhalder, Theo James, Christian Cooke and Jamie Dornan, Charlie Hunnam the star of the TV series ‘Sons of Anarchy’ was chosen to play the coveted role. But after he shook himself off from the project citing his busy schedule and his commitment to the TV series, these actors were back in the race to be the next Grey. Out of all these undisputed good-looking men, the role finally went to former Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan. Let us hope that he does not get ‘tied up’ in any other commitment and continues to be a part of this adaptation.
Another character who has also seen a lot of uncertainty is Mrs. Robinson. In the novel, she is an aged woman who is Christian Grey’s mother’s friend and she is also the one who had seduced the teenaged Grey and introduced him to the world of BDSM. Since the character is aged and an aged seductress at that, there are few women in Hollywood who would be able to balance the age and the flair for inappropriate relationships. The contenders for this role were Rose McGowan, Katie Holmes and Kristin Bauer Van Straten.
If the grapevine is to be believed, the role of this aged seductress has gone to Katie Holmes, who is desperate to don this avatar to show Hollywood what she is capable of and is very serious to take this on as an image makeover too. But some quarters have raised the concern that the 34-year old star is not old enough to be a ‘Mrs. Robinson’. The other contenders, on the other hand, Rose McGowan and Kristin Bauer Van Straten, aged 40 and 46 respectively would have been closer, age wise, to the character depicted in the novel.
Among the other characters which are facing uncertainty in being depicted on the big screen, the next one on the list is Ana’s best friend Katherine Cavanaugh or Kate. She is a pivotal character not only because she is the one who brings together Ana and Christian but also because she ultimately pairs up with Elliot Grey, Christian’s elder brother and they also have a daughter eventually. In the novel, E.L. James describes her as having strawberry-blonde hair, a curvaceous figure and green eyes. The casting team has been on the lookout of an actress who would resemble the character as much as possible.
A few names that have been doing the rounds are Katrina Bowden, Cara Delevingne, Blake Lively, Amber Heard, Brooklyn Decker and Dianna Agron. However, it has been reported that the role has been given to Eloise Mumford. With so much uncertainty surrounding the actors playing these characters and the date of the release being pushed back to February 2015, let us hope that the film finally makes it with these stars and is not ‘tied up’ in any other controversy.
Charlie Hunnam, the actor who famously withdrew from the role of Christian Grey has spoken out about his replacement in the on-going saga that is Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
Charlie is reported as stating that he doesn’t know Jamie’s previous work but that he knows Sam Taylor-Wood, the British director of the movie and that he is sure Jamie will make an excellent Christian Grey.
Jamie Dornan is an Irish actor who was cast after Charlie’s shock withdrawal three weeks after the long-awaited announcement in September. The withdrawal came as a blow to the movie producers and directors after the fans went into meltdown over the casting of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson. Over 80,000 fans formed an online petition against the casting of Dakota and Charlie.
Jamie Dornan is a singer also and has formerly been a Calvin Klein underwear model and is the former partner of Kiera Knightly, she of Bend it like Beckham fame where she played one of the leads in the British production. Jamie was also the lead character in the British BBC2 production of The Fall, where he played a serial killer who targeted women. In this summer smash in the UK, Jamie played a disturbed man who was happily married to a nurse yet he went on the rampage and targeted young professional women.
Jamie is relatively unknown in terms of Hollywood and while the movie has been dogged with problems such as delays in filming and a release date that has been postponed until Valentine’s Day weekend in 2015, Jamie’s casting seems to have gone down well in comparison to Charlie’s initial announcement.
Shooting is due to begin on December 2nd in Vancouver, Canada. Initially planned for the beginning of November, this setback has resulted in the delay of the original release date for the movie. Still, there’s hope there is some movement now and we can now look forward to the movie going ahead despite the fact that we have to wait six months to see it. The movie is set to be screened first in US cinemas so the rest of us will have to wait.
Jamie’s days as model with Calvin Klein showed him working alongside models such as Kate Moss and Eva Mendes. Saucy shots can be found of Jamie modelling the famous Calvin Klein underwear and this appears to have done down well the army of Christian Grey fans. Seemingly, Charlie’s tough guy image didn’t fit the mold of the sexy Christian Grey. Jamie and his easy-on-the-eye modelling pictures have appealed to Christian’s legendary female fans. It’s easy to see why too, the man is very easy on the eye and we agree with Charlie, he will make an excellent Christian Grey.
Things have not been smooth in the casting of Fifty Shades of Grey, but after Charlie Hunnam’s sudden departure from the cast, whose role of Christian Grey was filled in by Irish hottie Jamie Dornan, it looks like the ball is finally rolling where the remaining cast is concerned.
Dominican-American hunk Victor Rasuk, known for his role in the HBO series “How To Make It In America”, has been brought on board for the movie production of Fifty Shades of Grey as the part of José. His part might not be among the leading two, but he plays a central role in the plotline.
José is an amateur photographer who is close to Anastasia Steele’s, but while Ana sees him as the “brother she never had”, José clearly wants something more with the leading lady.
Now that casting is finally happening, it looks like the cameras will be rolling for the Fifty Shades of Grey movies within the next few weeks.
Other confirmed cast members include Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, with Luke Grimes playing his foster brother Elliot Grey, and Jennifer Ehle as their mother.
The movie’s has surprisingly focused on unknowns for the entire production. British screenwriter Kelly Marcel penned the screen adaptation of E.L. James’s best selling erotica trilogy, while artist and film director Sam Taylor-Johnson will be directing the movie.
Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, who have already established themselves as serious producers after their work on The Social Network, are producing the much anticipated movie that is scheduled to hit the screens 1 August 2014, which despite all the casting issues seems to be ready for filming in the near future, so hopefully the film is on track.
For those hungry to see more from Victor, the latino star is already working hard on his filmography. He has recently appeared in “Jobs” and fans will get to see him star in “Godzila” in the near future. While he’s out there making a name for himself as an actor, one thing that’s for sure is that with Fifty Shades of Grey, he’ll be a big name to contend with in Hollywood in the near future.
There are still some casting slots to fill, which are still causing a lot of gossip, most notably the part of Elena Lincoln, where Katie Holmes is rumored to be the new favorite, but that’s something we’ll have to wait and see.
So what do you think of Victor? Is he the right choice for José?
Troubled movie will not be released until 2015
It’s official. The troubled Fifty Shades of Grey movie will not be shown as expected on August 1st 2014. Sadly, the movie’s release date will now not be until Valentine’s Day weekend of 2015. How disappointing for fans that this movie which has been dogged with problems and late casting announcements.
The movie, which stars Irish actor, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, has been what can only be described as fraught with problems. The much-awaited announcement came on September 2nd of this year that Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson would play the leads after months of speculation. From there, outraged fans launched a petition to raise opposition to this casting. Then at the end of September, Charlie Hunnam withdrew from the citing scheduling clashes (although we are yet to establish that as the truth and we may never know) and the race was on to find a replacement. Dakota has remained loyal to the movie and stood back as Jamie Dornan was announced as Charlie’s replacement.
Rumor is rife with Universal denying that the release date has been pushed back due to the hole caused by Charlie’s withdrawal from the role. Filming was due to start in Vancouver at the beginning of this month, however, that was announced as we reported as being pushed back to December.
As much of the popularity of the books is global, fans are going to be yet again disappointed at this news. With over 80,000 signatures on a petition after the announcement of Charlie playing the main male lead, there has been one setback after another. This latest one is not going to do anything for disgruntled fans.
Universal are claiming that had Charlie still been cast, the date was going to be pushed back. Telling a well-known online magazine, Universal’s Donna Langley remains steadfast in her statements released today. A recent cover shot of Jamie and Dakota with Jamie clutching the famous tie that features on the cover of the first book has been released and it shows Dakota looking transformed in her newly dyed locks. Jamie looked quite hot as Christian as he clutches Anastasia to his chest. Both very much looked the part and it is a wonderful picture that tells a story. Dakota looks every inch the innocent student as she looks at the camera with wide eyes and one cannot deny that Jamie is smoldering as Christian in the shot.
The news that we have all been dreading has been announced and now we wait 15 months for the movie to be shown in US cinemas. It has not been an easy ride (excuse the pun) for the movie. Despite it giving us something to bring you, this news is not the best we have delivered.
We await further news on casting and the rumor has been rife that Katie Holmes may be playing the ex-girlfriend of Christian. It’s a never-ending bucket of surprises and disappointments and if much more happens, the run up to the movie’s release is nearly as interesting as the story itself.
We thought we would share this new trailer created by a fan for the Movie Fifty Shades Of Grey With Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson
I bring sad news in the wake of good news. The shooting of Fifty has pushed back commencement of shooting the scenes that will bring together the storyline of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
Originally shooting was to begin early November in Vancouver. It has now been confirmed that shooting will begin on December 2nd. This now leaves eight months to meet the release date of the movie.
Sam Taylor-Wood is the British director who will be working from the script adapted for the movie by Kelly Marcel, who is also British. Scenes are being planned and placed together and Sam Taylor-Wood, a relative unknown producer will have to work hard to get this movie which seems to have been dogged with a few problems lately, put together in time for the ever-looming release date of August 1st 2014.
As news has settled down over the casting of the Irish actor, Jamie Dornan, it’s now time to get this show on the road and pull out all the stops to get this movie released to US audiences in the summer of 2014.
As the leading man is now in place again, we can look forward to December when we hope to bring you as much news as possible on how shooting is going. Jamie and his casting in the role of Christian Grey have been met with approval by the critical fans of Fifty Shades. Compared with the news that Charlie had been cast, the news has gone down well. Jamie and his Irish charm are clearly far more palatable than Charlie Hunnam. The fussy little things they are. But as the world has taken Christian and Anastasia to their hearts, then it’s hardly surprising that fans speak up with they are disgruntled.
Get your diaries out and erase the November shooting date, place it in December and let’s hope this movie begins to get started soon. Please also stay tuned for further announcements on more casting news as we bring you up-to-date news on this area. Don’t forget to add your comments on all our articles regarding your favorite movie. We look forward to receiving feedback on the news.
The troubled schedule will recover from this setback and with the gorgeous Jamie in the new role, fans have settled down and are now awaiting the pushed back filming date. We have every faith that all will be well and the powers that be at Universal will pull this off beautifully. Our new Christian Grey is sexy and smart, we love him and we are sure you do too.
Not long, eight months and we hope there are no more setbacks for this movie that has had everything documented about it. Good luck Jamie and Dakota, we are right behind you.
The erotic novel based on the sadomasochistic relations of a demure college student and suave businessman, by EL James is all set to be adapted as a big Hollywood project. The 50 Shades of Grey movie will not be the first literary piece to be adapted for the screen. There have been many novels and short stories which have seen a big project being adapted from them. Ever since the novel came out, the main characters of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey have been popular and when the Fifty Shades Movie project was initiated, many actors and actresses have since eyed the roles.
But fate smiled on Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam when they were almost literally handpicked by the author to play the titular characters. But for Charlie Hunnam, this moment of glory was short-lived, as it has been reported that he has dropped out of the project. The role of the eccentric and controlling businessman, Christian Grey is up for grabs again and Jamie Dornan has considered for the role at the exit of Charlie Hunnam Jamie Dornan can handle the pressure of being a Christian Grey. Some have suggested that the actor and the director of the 50 Shades of Grey movie did not agree on script changes and also because the time commitment to the movie meant that the commitment to his TV series, might also be compromised.
If the novel is anything to go by, then the film too will have steamy action between the lead characters of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. The other two novels which have made up the 50 shades trilogy will also probably see the light of day as major movies churning out millions of dollars. In the novel, the character of Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson is seen as a 21 year old college student who first meets the 27 year old business man Grey, when the former goes to interview him for her college newspaper. The interview turns out to be jittery for her and she imagines that she can put this episode behind her as they would probably never meet again.
However, Ana is nonetheless attracted to the businessman but at the same time she finds him cold and uninviting. When he meets her at her place of work, which is the largest hardware store in that area, buying things like cable ties, ropes etc. Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson informs him that her friend Kate, who was initially supposed to take the interview in her place, would like some photographs of him. What happens next is that he leaves her phone number with Anastasia Steele. At the proposed photo shoot, Christian Grey asks Ana out for coffee. What starts as an innocent chat about family and the dating scene over coffee, quickly turns into an orgasmic world of tie ups and expensive gifts and non-disclosure agreements.
The first book of the trilogy ends with Anastasia Steele realizing that a relationship based on sadomasochistic pleasures cannot reach fruition and heartbroken she returns to her apartment. Let us hope that the 50 Shades of Grey Movie does justice to EL James’s creation.
Hold onto your bloomers ladies, the new Christian Grey has been announced. Yes, the kinky, Seattle businessman who makes Anastasia weak at the knees will be played by Jamie Dornan.
The Irish actor is from Northern Ireland and is 31-years old and ladies, I think you’ll be suited with the replacement for Charlie Hunnam.
Jamie is also a model (swooning now) and was introduced by Keira Knightly to her agent on a photo-shoot and the couple dated for a couple of years. He is now married to English singer and songwriter, Amelia Warner. They are now expecting their first child.
Jamie’s previous film roles are by no means small. He has starred in Sofia Coppolla’s Marie Antoinette and in the summer of 2013, he starred alongside Gillian Anderson in The Fall, a BBC2 series in which Jamie portrayed a serial killer. If you have the opportunity to watch this TV show then do so, then I highly recommend you watch. If you’re not afraid to, it’s highly dark and dangerous with Gillian Anderson playing the cop who’s on his tail. He’s also been a Calvin Klein model.
He’s also a talented musician and has played with a now defunct band who released a couple of singles in 2005 and 2006.
Love it or loathe it, we await the fans’ response to this latest casting of the kinky businessman. Jamie Dornan has the ability to be dark and deep as has been shown from his role in the BBC2 series and he certainly knows a thing or two about getting down and dirty without his clothes on as an underwear model for Calvin Klein. He has also modeled with Kate Moss on various shoots for clothing.
During his relationship with Keira, he featured highly in regular gossip columns as Keira became a high-profile talented actress.
Jamie apparently screen-tested for the role last Friday and the announcements on the 23rd October have only just reached the gossip columns and there will be plenty of news coming soon on the response of the fans. We cannot wait. The fallout from the Charlie Hunnam announcement was immense and gave me writing fodder for weeks.
We are relieved that we have our new Christian Grey. With filming due to begin on November 1st, the casting company had to get a move on to meet this deadline. With the new Christian Grey now in place, we can all breathe a sigh of relief now in that the long-awaited movie can now continue and we might soon get to find out who will be cast as supporting roles. The pain and torture is not only in the “Red Room” it’s been highly painful reporting on this and now at least there is something to write about.
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Jamie Dornan auditions for Fifty Shades lead role
Jamie is one of 5 actors being considered for the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of grey the Movie. Along with Clint eastwoods Son Scott eastwood.Jamie is auditioning to replace Son’s of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam who dropped a bomshell when he decided to drop out of playing Christian. Jamie is 31 years old and leading actor amongst the other contenders for the role. We will need to wait a bit longer to find out and see which actor has the potential Chemistry with Anastasia Steele to be played by Dakota Johnson
We have heard rumors that he was offered the role to play christian grey. This is NOT confirmed yet.
Known by Marcelo Álvarez, or by Trey Castano who is an International Model for, Dior, Prada, Marc Jacobs plus many more.
He recently reported and twitted that he was offered the role as Christian grey.
I guess we will need to wait and see.
Universal and Charlie Hunnman come to a mutual decision on withdrawal from role as Christian Grey
Saturday brings us the news first announced by the Guardian in the UK, that Charlie Hunnam has withdrawn from the role as Christian Grey citing scheduling clashes with his role in FX’s Sons of Anarchy. This is highly embarrassing for Universal Studios who now only have an Anastasia and her mother cast in the roles. However, it has been reported that the decision was a mutual one as Charlie’s commitments with FX is disabling him from putting the time into the demanding role.
We’re highly surprised at this shock announcement and it has only been confirmed on Saturday that Charlie has pulled out of the role and the announcement has slowly permeated its way through news channels as we type.
It’s a highly disappointing decision for the movie and this now leads to the glaringly obvious, who will play Christian?
Charlie is reported to have initially turned down the role and while all the hype was going on, there were many names thrown around and fans who set up the online petition must surely be rubbing their hands in glee now.
It looks like we are back to the drawing board again. Who will play the role of Christian Grey?
This news is good or bad depending on where you are on the Charlie Hunnam issue and we are very saddened to hear the news. Likely not as saddened as Universal are about the matter. E. L. James has reportedly said her goodbyes to Charlie on Twitter and wished him all the best and the news is still coming through from gossip sites, however, the British newspaper, The Guardian are the first to announce over the pond and it’s not unlike The Guardian to run such a big news story without it having some form of truth in it.
Dakota Johnson right now is flying a one man plane in the movie now with her mother, Jennifer Ehle and we still have no other casting news. It’s nothing short of frustrating that we’re again without a Christian Grey. Is Matt Bomer going to forgive all? Will Ian Sommerhalder be placed back in the running? Will there be a Christian? Hearts are breaking as we speak and we cannot simply believe this decision has been made.
Oh the news is so disappointing and upsetting as we were such Charlie fans. Just goes to show that one can never predict the world of movies and this shock announcement is clear evidence of this.
We shall be bringing you updates as more news develops. This movie is giving us all a headache. Christian getting his rocks off is now further away than ever
We have movement on the rest of the casting at Fifty Shades. The mother of Anastasia Steele has been cast. Jennifer Ehle will play Anastasia’s mother, Carla in the big screen version of the hit trilogy.
Carla is a bit of a flirt and a multiple divorcee. She’s delighted with Christian and that America’s most eligible bachelor is dating her daughter and she flirts outrageously with Christian during their meetings.
Jennifer Ehle is no stranger to the screen. She is best known for her BAFTA winning role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1995 TV mini-series Pride and Prejudice. Jennifer has appeared in The King’s Speech in 2010 in a supporting role. She made her screen debut in the 1973 movie, A Streetcar Named Desire as a toddler. Jennifer is a first generation actress. Her mother is the English actress Rosemary Harris and her father is the American author, John Ehle.
Jennifer is no stranger to British TV screens often appearing with her mother. In 1992, Jennifer appeared alongside her mother playing the same character in the Channel 4 mini-series, The Camomile Lawn.
She’s also had a little fling with Colin Firth, the lucky girl. Good for her! They met on the set of Pride and Prejudice. Although a short term fling, nevertheless, which girl hasn’t fancied Darcy or would have grabbed every opportunity to have a furtive grope with Darcy.
The casting team for Fifty Shades is proving to be a force to contend with. Jennifer is also an acclaimed theater actress and is a Royal Shakespeare Company acclaimed actress.
The role of Anastasia’s mother, Carla May Wilkes is an interesting character. She’s hapless in her business schemes and one might say she is somewhat reckless at times. News is slow on the reaction of this recent casting news. We are now beginning to see some movement on the casting couch of who will be playing the supporting roles in the movie. Today’s announcement is good news and Sam Taylor-Johnson’s upcoming debut as the director of the most, the most long-awaited movie of the 21st century thus far, is proving to be one of immense respect. She is choosing her cast well and is surely buried in this massive project.
Anastasia’s mother is the polar-opposite of Anastasia. Flighty, flirty, flaky and definitely one a woman who chases men, Carla is scripted as a woman who is financially irresponsible and never takes responsibility for her actions. On Anastasia’s split in Fifty Shades with Christian, Anastasia flies to her mother as she assesses her relationship with Christian. Carla is smitten in every way with her daughter’s suitor. (Erm – like most of the female population then)
Carla is a character and despite her recklessness, her role as Anastasia’s mother will definitely be one to watch as she features in the trilogy. Carla was only 21-years old when Anastasia was born and at times, it appears as though Anastasia is the parent and Carla the child.
Now this casting has been announced, we’re awaiting the other supporting roles will be soon be announced. We don’t think it will be too long before we bring you news on further castings.
If you’re a guy, how would you feel about finding women’s lingerie on your doorstep? Well, this is what is happening to Charlie Hunnam. Since the announcement that he is to play the role of the saucy, raunchy, extremely naughty Christian Grey, the poor guy has been inundated with women clawing for his attention. The latest news to hit the British actor is women’s underwear being left on his doorstep. It must be quite the shock when you open your door to collect the morning milk and your newspaper to find women’s panties hanging on your door handle.
Charlie handles this with his usual British stiff upper lip attitude and although he’s claimed it’s incredible and that he’s never seen anything like it, he’s not at all fazed by the gifts. It’s going to get so much worse though when the movie is released. Crazy fans (oh how we adore crazy fans) are grasping for every move this man makes.
The items of underwear have mainly consisted of bras, panties (knickers if you’re British) and suspender belts. It’s almost tantamount to stalking but what do you expect? Christian Grey has clearly had an effect on women and the fact he’s a character in a book now being brought to the big screen, the world has gone completely mad. Fans love Charlie Hunnan and the anticipation of waiting for next August to arrive to finally, finally, see Fifty come to life, must be like Anastasia waiting for Christian to arrive home from work for a night of unfettered passion.
So ladies, while you throw your knickers and panties at Charlie, apparently there have been some serious talks with Kurt Sutter, the creator of Sons of Anarchy has revealed that he and Charlie had some serious talks over Charlie accepting the role of Christian Grey. It cannot have been an easy decision for Charlie and as he knows the world of Hollywood and how the news would be accepted. Charlie has held it all together beautifully and has remained charming and pleasant throughout the whole process.
As we wait for more news on both the leads, we cannot but help laugh oh so loudly that women are sharing their underwear with Charlie and leaving it on his doorstep. It’s hilariously funny although not surprising.
Charlie Hunnam is a star, he is already a star, just a very gracious one and his doubters have soon fizzled away into obscurity. As he filters his way through women’s underwear, we are wondering what he’s going to do with it all. Moreover, what does his lovely girlfriend think? She’s been very quiet on the whole affair.
Well lad, (as they say in the North of England) you’ve really gone and done it this time, women are throwing their knickers at you and this could be every man’s dream. We wonder not only how his girlfriend is handling this, but what about his mother? Now that’s a scary thought.
The Social Network was a much-anticipated movie which screened in 2010 and tells the story of how Facebook was born. Who doesn’t know Facebook? It’s a massive social network that binds the world, data collects and has us clicking away and uploading drunken pictures from the night before where our best friends have made complete fools of themselves. It’s also a great place to stay in touch with family and friends across the globe and there’s a business or two on there who uses the free platform to market their products and services.
In the movie, Dakota plays the role of Amelia Ritter. The story tells how Facebook was born and while there have been remarks from Facebook founder, Mark Zucherberg that the movie has not depicted the story well, this was an introductory role for Dakota in the world of movies. Little is written about her role in the movie, but the movie was a good introduction for Dakota and stars such as Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake are in the movie. The story behind Facebook is an interesting one and it has created the world’s youngest billionaire in the form of Mark Zucherberg.
Dakota is also known for playing Kate in Fox’s sitcom, Ben and Kate. This short-lived made-for-TV sitcom focuses on the brother and sister relationship between Ben and Kate. Dakota plays the role of a single mother while her brother Ben, leads somewhat of a Walter Mitty life in dreaming of making it big. Ben realizes that his sister has a hard life as a single mother and he moves in with her and his niece to help support her. Kate returns the favor in bringing her brother back down to the real world. Dakota plays the single mother role with ardor and at times can appear hapless, slightly neurotic and is highly wary of men in the world since her daughter’s father broke up with her when he found out she was pregnant in college.
Ben and Kate received positive critique yet the show was cancelled in January of this year and there are still some episodes that have been filmed but not yet aired. I bet Fox are kicking themselves now with the casting of Dakota as Anastasia Steele. They might just regret that move however, it is of no matter now. Dakota has been cast and she is about to begin filming for one of the most talked about female leads in the world.
So, Dakota is not a former leading lady by any stretch of the imagination but she is a Royal Blue-Blooded third generation actress. It’s true to say the role of Anastasia will be a demanding one for an actress of such a youthful and inexperienced age. This will be the movie that launches her world-wide despite her heritage. We’re hopeful that she will pull the role off and of course, it’s hard not to see that she is playing against the experienced Charlie Hunnam as Christian.
It’s going to be an interesting journey as filming begins. Ten months and counting down fans, till the unveiling of Fifty Shades of Grey on the big screen
Here’s an update for all you Fifty Shades of Grey movie fans. Oh yes, let us bring you the latest news. Filming is due to begin on the movie in November in Vancouver in Canada. As Charlie Hunnam has been spotted looking sexier than ever in a grey boiler suit (well the color is right at least) on the set of his wonderful TV drama, FX’s Sons of Anarchy, we are hoping the wardrobe department removes the boiler suit. Christian Grey in a boiler suit? Goodness me, it’s impossible to contemplate that the immaculate Christian would consider such an outfit. Still, it’s Charlie Hunnam, put him in a refuse sack with a rope tied around the middle and the man could still effortlessly look sexy.
So, as Charlie begins to pack up his boiler suit in exchange for an immaculate suit, you cannot imagine this man looking anything other than a turn-on in anything he chooses to wear.
Now, if that’s not a suitable physique to play Christian Grey, then could someone tell me what is? The man is pure beauty and those crazed fans who wanted Matt Bomer to play Christian need their eyes testing. Who cares if he wears a boiler suit? Look at him.
As the anticipation builds over the movie release on August 1st 2014 (That’s ten months folks, ten whole months before the release, got that? – you’ll be joining us in the countdown won’t you?) we could not help but hunt down some wonderful pictures of the lovely Dakota Johnson. She might not have been everyone’s choice, but this young woman is Hollywood royalty. Remember she’s a third-generation actress, her grandmother being Tippi Hedrun and her mother is non-other than Melanie Griffiths.
Mom and daughter have been spotted shopping in New York City’s Bergdorf Goodman store where she purchased $3000 of Orlane Paris skincare range. Well, let’s face it, seems a bit of waste of cash when she’s fresh-faced and beautiful naturally. Still, what’s three-grand for a tub of face cream?
Now who was it who said she couldn’t play Anastasia because she was blond and Anastasia is a brunette? Oh yes, that will be one of those crazed fans again who wanted another actress who is actually ten-years older than the character of Anastasia. Seriously, we are still in shock at the knee-jerk reaction of some at the announcement of the casting of Charlie and Dakota.
So, could someone tell us what’s wrong with Dakota as a brunette?
There is nothing wrong with her at all and she has been chosen because of her clear ability at the audition and because of her chemistry with Charlie Hunnam (There is something infinitely wrong with any woman who does not find that man drop dead gorgeous)
So there we have it. Filming begins on November 5th in Vancouver. Hope ya all got your passports ready, it looks like a trip to Canada is on the cards.
On September 2nd it was announced that Charlie Hunnam would be playing Christian Grey. On September 10th the sixth season of FX’s television drama was released, Sons of Anarchy. Viewing figures for the sixth season have increased as the lead role is played by Charlie Hunnam.
Charlie plays Jackxon “Jax” Teller who at the opening of the series is the vice-president of an outlaw motor-cycle club who begins to question his role in the club and his life. Jax has a number of tattoos on his body and his arms featuring the names of his sons. He became President of the motor-cycle club as his father was the founding member.
Jax has a genetic heart disorder that his younger brother died from at the age of six. Jax has a criminal history and is a former prisoner. The character has had various brushes with the law. He divorces his wife was because she couldn’t remain clean from her drug addiction. She subsequently beats her drug addiction for a short period of time and Jax reconciles with his wife. They have a son who is born addicted to a substance. Jax leaves his wife and subsequently marries a childhood sweetheart who he has a second son with.
Jax’s father founded the original club and once his father died, Jax’s mother remarries and her second husband becomes the president of the club. On finding the original manifesto of the club written by his father, Jax begins to question the club’s handling and direction and this causes friction between him and his stepfather and divides the clubs’ members.
Throughout the series, Jax’s troubled private life is entangled with women. Prison has featured throughout many of the episodes with Jax a frequent resident of the jail system. The character has a profound goodness about him which attracts the viewers. Jax gets into trouble because he’s trying to do good and he tugs at the heart strings of the viewers with his own demons and his battles in his love life. Jax characterizes a young man who is trying to uphold his father’s club but is in constant conflict with himself over the women in his life.
The drama has attracted positive critique and Charlie’s character has been named as one of TV’s best dads. It was the birth of his son, Abel that enabled him to begin to question his life and what direction it was going in. Finding the writings of his father had such an emotional impact on him that he began to focus on his family yet somehow all the right he tried to do always landed him in trouble.
Charlie plays a fascinating character pulled apart by the women in his life, torn apart by the birth of his first son who suffered a chemically-poisoned start in his life due to his drug-addicted mother. Charlie depicts this character well and the show has been a huge success since its launch in 2008. I’ve no doubt series six will be a huge hit with Charlie now that he’s going on to play Christian Grey.
Now we know who’s to play Christian Grey in the upcoming movie, let’s take a closer look at Christian Grey as a character. We meet him at the age of 27-years old and like any character in a book, he’s more than one-dimensional.
If we look deeply enough, there are two Christians. There’s the BDSM Christian and then there is the professional Christian. Grey Enterprises works hard and provides food aid to developing countries. This gives him a moral string to his bow and it’s likely this moral side appeals to Anastasia who has a deep intelligence of world affairs and is quite “current” in her deliverance of her deeper character.
The BDSM side of Christian likes to “hurt” women and to see their pain. It’s not his money that attracts Anastasia, it’s what his money shows him to be and that’s a good man underneath all that bravado. We could liken Christian to a couple of other movie characters. Take Edward for example in Pretty Woman. Very wealthy, very unavailable in emotional terms, yet also offers a contract for services in exchange for money. This is serving their physical needs and leaves both men not to have to face their emotional side and show any feelings. Yet both women without trying begin to chip away at these frozen islands and what happens? Both men fall in love with the women. While the stories are very different, the male characters eventually come to realize that they are capable of love. It surely highlights that attraction doesn’t offer a choice, when it happens, it happens.
There are so many similarities between Edward and Christian. Both buy and sell companies, both of them build ships, both splash out endless amounts of cash on clothes, private jets and shopping trips. Both men begin to soften and show some emotion as the story progresses. Those of you who have watched Pretty Woman cannot fail to forget the scenes of the normally immaculately dressed Edward, walking around in circles in his bare feet enjoying the simple, wonderful feeling of grass under his feet. 24-years after the release of the movie, I can still remember that scene.
Christian Grey is an entrepreneur of the social kind. He does good through social enterprising and providing the lesser off than him, not individuals but whole countries with the labors of his hard work. These are borne through innovation and enterprise. Edward is a 20th century tycoon on which the likes of Christian Grey have looked up and felt inspired by. Christian doesn’t have to take his socks off to feel what’s around him as Edward did in the previous century; Christian’s whole company is based on the wholesome fat of the land. Christina represents the social entrepreneur of the 21st century in many ways who drive us all to see the better good in ourselves and enables us to help those developing nations to provide for themselves and to sustain their families.
Edward by comparison, saves companies and those employees who would be affected by such closures and dismantling of said companies. Christian Grey and Edward are far apart in terms of centuries. But the overriding sense of both men is the same.
The very part of both men and this must be highlighted, is that both men are humanized by the woman they initially wanted for physical gratification.
In layman’s terms, they both fell in love…
Well, Dakota and her mum, Melanie Griffiths have been spotted at the Premiere of Don Jon. The movie relays the tale of a addicted man from New Jersey. This movie couldn’t be more guidance for the 23-year old that will play the young, Anastasia.
Melanie, her mother escorted Dakota onto the red carpet and it’s no secret that Melanie is highly supportive of the casting of her daughter as Anastasia. Dakota looked every inch the Anastasia steele young thing dressed in a little black dress and sleek court shoes. The lovely thing about Dakota is that she’s never made-up to the nines with cosmetics and her skin is amazing. Yes, of course, her hair is blonde but that’s small stuff, Dakota’s demeanor screams “innocent, young and inexperienced” we are beginning to see more and more why she was chosen as Anastasia.
Scarlett Johansson is the leading lady in this movie. She plays the girlfriend of the addicted Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the story tells of Don’s addiction and the affect it has on his relationship (What no fans telling this producer he’d got the wrong girl?) with his girlfriend. It couldn’t have been a better research project for Dakota as her character learns how to handle her boyfriend’s addiction to BDSM. Both stories have a similar theme and it was a good move that Dakota went to this premiere, it shows she’s now braving the paparazzi and she’s not afraid of the initial reaction to the announcement of the casting.
Dakota is tall and willowy not unlike her mother yet she looks like her father in her facial features and it gives her an interesting look. She looks very innocent and it will be fascinating under the hard, gray steely glare of kinky Christian Grey. We can’t wait and while we don’t want to wish time away it seems an age before this movie is released.
It’s also been in the news that Dakota is happily in a relationship with Jordan Masterton, who is better known as Mark in the movie, The 40-year-Old Virgin and in his role in the TV show, Greek. The couple have been dating for around a year and as of yet, Jordan has not uttered a word regarding his sweetheart’s new role. Now that will be interesting. The couple could not have more polar opposite roles. 40-year old virgins to BDSM! One couldn’t make it up if one tried.
So gents, for those who have their eye on Anastasia, you’ve first got to tackle Jordan and coming in a close second, she’s going to be err tied up with Charlie Hunnam for some time yet…
Former Spice Girl, wife of a famous footballer, fashion designer and mother of four, Victoria Beckham has been rumored to be the designer for the upcoming Fifty movie.
Victoria has denied the rumors in an interview with Grazia Daily. She also stated that she’d heard the rumor but advised the reporter not to always believe rumors.
On the back of Mrs. Beckhams denial of her involvement with Fifty, there is other news to keep us going as we count the days down till the movie release. Victoria may be denying involvement as a fashion designer, but she is a self-declared Fifty fan. She bought her mum a copy.
On the back of that admission we have Kristen Stewart who categorically claims she dislikes the Fifty trilogy claiming (and I nearly fainted when I read this) quote: “It’s too raunchy” Dear Lord above – Too raunchy Kristen? We hate to point out the glaringly obvious but erm… AFFAIR WITH RUPERT SAUNDERS and cheating on Rob Pattinson? Your comment is the most chronically odd statement in recent years.
Holly Willoughby is a British TV presenter and the lovely Holly Willoughby who can do no wrong in the eyes of the British public; the yummy mummy is a Fifty fan. Holly has no problem with admitting that she is puzzled as to where the shame comes from. We are with you there girlfriend. There is no shame in being fans of the most successful book of the 21st century. You go girlfriend…
Armie Hammer, the star of The Social Network is a self-confessed hater of the trilogy. He claims “It’s Sorry Armie, that’s a pathetic statement. He was one of the stars in the running for the role of Christian Grey and soon ruled himself of the role. Something about sitting on top of a washing machine and reading about a bloke stuffing balls in a woman’s mouth, were the words he uttered. Hum – well given your performance in The Lone Ranger you should stick to what you know best, eh?
Richard and Judy, (Holly Willoughby now presents the TV show that launched this married couple into British lives) the original presenters of the ITV morning show, This Morning are confirmed Fifty Shades fans. They launched their own book club and of course, our favorite bonk-buster was featured. For a middle-class couple who look somewhat “wholesome” they are confirmed fans of the trilogy.
Ryan Seacrest, the presenter of American Idol is a confirmed fan too. The squeaky clean family show presenter lurrrves the trilogy and is not afraid to admit it. It was his version of the Karma Sutra in his relationship according to him. The smutty little things..
Fifty Shades is still one of the most-talked about stories of the 21st century, love it or loathe it, there is absolutely no doubt that the topic is not going quiet any time soon.