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.
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…
While fans squabble over the recently announced casting of Christian and Anastasia, let’s take a look at the roles of Elliot Grey and Kate Kavanagh. They are supporting roles and feature highly in the story.
Kate is the best friend of Anastasia and we are introduced to Kate at the beginning of the story. She is full of flu and the whole story kicks off with Kate having to send Anastasia to the interview in her place due to her being sick.
Kate dips in out of the storyline and ultimately ends up in the arms of Christian Grey’s older brother Elliot. He’s also adopted as is Christian. He’s first introduced into the story when he accompanies Christian to pick up a drunken Anastasia where he is introduced to Kate.
Rumors are abound with Christian Cooke as a hot favorite to play the blond-haired handsome, laid back older brother of Christian Grey who has attracted the attention of Anastasia’s friend, Kate. Christian’s real life girlfriend has also been rumored as a favorite to play Kate. Diana Agron has long been cast as the front-runner for Kate. Christian Cooke was in the rumor mill for playing the male lead until this week’s announcement. But news out there tells us that he’s much more suited to the role of Elliot.
So, who else should be considered for the role of Elliot Grey?
Well, as we reported earlier, The Mentalist godsend to the women of this planet, Simon Baker was mentioned, all but fleetingly for the role of Christian, but he would make a perfect Elliot Grey. Older, blonde curly hair, tall, handsome, broad-shouldered, oh my, it’s a picture that is being conjured up as we speak. Simon Baker would make a perfect Elliot Grey. Why has nobody thought of this before now?
Kate is an interesting supporting role, Anastasia’s friendship with her is an important factor throughout Anastasia’s story as she begins her relationship with Christian and Kate is a more confident character. She needs to be played by someone who can carry an air of arrogance in only the way a strong woman can. Diana Argon is well-placed and well-suited for the role of Kate, we like that rumor.
Simon Baker is our favorite for Elliot Grey. We should launch a petition for the delicious Simon Baker to play Elliot. The role still has no announcement as to who will play Elliot so the guessing game perhaps should begin all over again.
I mean come on. Look at him. He’s gorgeous.
Oh yes. Fifty fans have launched an online petition demanding that Universal re-cast Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele roles. Bookies favorites, Alexis Bledel and Matt Bomer have been named on the petition as the names fans want to play Christian and Anastasia.
The petition, change.org has been launched and fans are serious about it. The petition has received 17,000 figures in just one day and that number is climbing forthwith as we type.
Angry fans are disgusted and are urging producers to change the cast immediately. Have these people nothing else better to do?
Now, online petitions do have some strength and it is not unknown that Hollywood will respond to petitions, but there is something about the demands of the public at this early stage which might just make for a little of the powers that be, turning a blind eye to this petition.
If fans are crazy enough to launch a petition, then there is every possibility that they would go and see the movie whoever was playing the two leads and Hollywood are no small organization, they might just have a bit of reverse psychology going on. Crazy fans might threaten to boycott the movie if their demands are not met, yet a small part of us says. “Curiosity will win over in the end and they will still go” There is no news yet on how the petition has been received.
Still, embedded Fifty Shades book fans are a force to be reckoned with. There have been previous attempts at such a gesture. There have been reviews of other book-to-movie adaptations being credited with being failures due to mis-casting of the leads.
Apparently, E.L. James, did not have anything to do with the casting. That was all down to Universal and their teams. They did buy the rights after all and while Ms James retains some rights, there is little in the public domain that states which rights she retains.
So, while the petition story rages on and is now being reported in newspapers across the globe, we wonder how Universal is reacting to the news. We shall keep you posted. No doubt there will be a reaction from the producers in some form, or will they simply keep quiet and not react publically to the angry petition. Demanding a re-cast, one can only admire the fans’ loyalty to the original book.
There is little which can be done in terms of undoing all of this. If contracts have been signed, Universal, we are certain, will have those contracts watertight and will not surely back down to a bunch of crazy fans who feel they have made a wrong decision.
Will they or won’t they? Oh dear
It might be the biggest movie release of the decade, but it looks like the Fifty Shades of Grey movies are going down the unknown route.
Fifty Shades of Grey might be the hottest project in Hollywood, garnering attention from some of the big names, but if Universal Studios and Focus Features are anything to go by with the project to date, it’s highly possible that the big names might not be given an “in” for the project.
So far, the Fifty Shades of Grey movie project has already raised a few eyebrows with its choice of team. First, there was Kelly Marcel, who was brought on board as the screenwriter. The unknown British writer caused a lot of controversy, especially after American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis was very vocal against the choice (especially since they chose Marcel over him as screen writer).
We’ve had Angelina Jolie and Channing Tatum vying for director, but in the end unknown British director Sam Taylor-Johnson has been chosen for the much wanted position. While Taylor-Johnson is obscure on the Hollywood movie circuit, she is an award winning visual artist, holding the much sought after Turner Prize.
It seems almost logical that things may go the same way with the cast. We know that E.L. James has high creative control over the film, so it seems like the author is committed to coming up with a good movie that’s loyal to the book. This could very well mean there will be a big leaning towards talent rather than star potential.
So who is going to get cast as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey? So far popular choices are Henry Cavill and Ian Somerhalder for the part of Christian Grey, whereas Emilia Clarke and Alexis Bledel are popular choices for Anastasia Steele, but are they too big for the movie production? They might be fan favorites, but are they studio favorites?
One thing we’re sure is it looks like the studios are going to go for talent over popularity, so unless the fan choices can cut it, we won’t be surprised if complete unknowns are picked in the part.
If the movie doesn’t do well, casting unknowns could help the movie to save face, however if the movie enjoys the success as predicted, it’ll definitely shoot two new stars up into the Hollywood stratosphere.
Jennifer Lawrence has been getting a lot of attention in Hollywood lately, and with the second Hunger Games movie scheduled for release later this year, it’s understandable why the young actress is the hottest property in the market.
Lawrence was voted the most desirable woman on the planet, but she’s more than just a pretty face, since Jennifer is also an award-winning actress.
Just the other week, we heard reports that Jennifer Lawrence was the producers’ number one choice for the part of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movies, but like all the rumors going round, we’re not convinced what to believe until something more concrete is released.
More speculations are being made since Lawrence was spotted on a date with her old flame Nicholas Hoult, with whom she was in a relationship with from 2011 to 2013.
Despite her big name and star potential, Jennifer Lawrence is only a new addition to the Fifty Shades of Grey list of candidates, her ex-boyfriend Nicolas Hoult has been mentioned in connection with the role for Christian Grey.
“He’s already played a psychopathic anti-hero in the original series of Skins,” said WhatCulture, “In the Tom Ford advertising campaigns Nicholas looks quite dapper in a suit. Perhaps he could even re-create some real life chemistry if girlfriend Lawrence snags the part of Anna.”
Matt Bomer is in the shortlist for Christian Grey in the upcoming movie adaptation of E.L. James’s bestselling trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey. To many fans, he’s got the perfect look and they cannot imagine anyone else playing the part of the dominant CEO.
The 35-year-old actor manages to maintain the perfect balance between looking youthful and worldly, a quality that we definitely imagine from Christian Grey. Bomer has proven from his work in White Collar that he looks smoking in a suit, and in Magic Mike, he’s just as hot without it.
So what do we know about this Adonis who is in the line to play Christian Grey?
Well, Matt Bomer hails from Spring, Texas, although he went to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before moving to New York City, where he began his acting TV career. Matt started small, with a minor role in All My Children as Ian Kipling before landing the role of Ben Reade on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light in 2001. After 2003, he joined Eliza Dushku in the sci-fi TV series on the Fox network, Tru Calling for a year and then appeared in another soap opera titled North Shore.
Matt Bomer is Christian Grey according to his Fans. This is not hard to miss. – He has the body and the looks and as described in EL James novel, he fits the character Christian Grey. He has the Hot body, looks and those grey eyes. It’s definitely easy to imagine him in those ripped jeans in the red room of pain in the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Ian Somerhalder is one of the other main contenders from the Series Vampire diaries and also has a huge following. Matt Bomer has been pretty cryptic about his part as Christian Grey. In fact, when asked about casting, Bomer outright said he hasn’t even been approached fro the part. However, that hasn’t got us convinced, perhaps he’s just teasing us with his denial.
In an interview, when he was asked about playing Christian Grey, Matt answered with: “Did you ask whether I’ve been approached to play the part? No. I’m incredibly flattered by and grateful for the response, for sure, but yeah, I guess that’s all I can say about that.”
If we were to analyze his response, it’s usually a sign that someone is uncomfortable with answering a question when they repeat it. It’s a classic way of stalling an answer or even a method of avoidance to answer it. Not to mention ending the sentence with “that’s all I can say about that,” since it sounds like Matt has been told what he can and can’t say. It points to the fact Matt is hiding something.
Watch The Video with Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel
This is a fan-made trailer based on EL James’ novel, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. Starring Alexis Bledel (as Anastasia Steele) and Matt Bomer (as Christian Grey)
Fifty Shades of Grey Matt Bomer Alexis Bledel Video
There is definitely the temptation to cast an unknown or lesser-known actor or actress in the part of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, since this would immerse the viewer more into the world, without having a huge name to distract us. Fifty Shades of Grey is gathering enough hype and publicity, even without a star name on the cast list.
Right now, we only know whom E.L. James doesn’t want on the list and that’s Twilight actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and recently, some rumors have said that she doesn’t want Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford in the part of Christian Grey.
Rumor has it Kelly Marcel has finished the script, and all we need to wait for now is a director for the movie before the studios can finally get casting. We feel the next few months in the world of Fifty Shades of Grey are going to be exciting! So stay tuned – maybe we’ll know who’ll be playing Christian Grey or Anastasia Steele in the next couple of months.
It looks like Ryan Gosling is stirring things around in the buzz surrounding Christian Grey, both inside Tinseltown and out of it. Back in the summer, the Gangster Squad star was on the top of the list for Christian Grey, and then disappeared for a while as Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder battled their ways to the top. However, the 32-year-old has made it back into the candidacy list with a bang.
For those who want to see Gosling as Christian Grey, others would love to see his former co-star Emma Stone in the opposite role as Anastasia Steele. The 24-year-old actress has had her name attached to the list of potentials; ever since the casting speculations began. She does have the girl-next-door kind of beauty and she’s a fresh face, definitely someone we can imagine as Anastasia Steele.
The pair has proven so popular that they’re getting their own viral fan made movie trailers out there. There are two Fifty Shades trailers featuring Gosling and Stone, getting all hot and sweaty. Perhaps, it’s the content of the trailers themselves that are getting the hits, since they are very seductive and provocative in nature; however, there are many who’d love to see Gosling and Stone in the hot adaptation of the 50 Shades bestseller.
We’ve seen from past experience that Stone and Gosling have awesome onscreen chemistry, you just need to watch Gangster Squad or Crazy, Stupid, Love. Maybe, they can take their onscreen relationship to the next level of sex and kink with the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. A few months ago we would never have considered this pair, but right now, we’re definitely getting sold on the idea.
However, the choices presented in the casting of the Fifty Shades of Grey movies is getting harder, since there are just so many good potential Christian Greys and Anastasia Steeles out there.
Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill are all fantastic candidates, and initially, Ryan Gosling had no leg to stand on when competing with these three actors. Yet, since his recent buzz after his sexy performance in Gangster Squad, it looks like more and more fans are shifting onto team Gosling for the much-coveted role of Christian Grey. While the choice concerning Anastasia Steele is much less certain, we can definitely see Emma Stone bite her lip and roll her eyes at Christian Grey.
I’m a bit Late posting on this, but after seeing EL james looking very nice at the Vanity Fair Party I though I would share the picture with all fans of Fifty Shades
“We don’t even have a filmmaker . . . so we are still a long way away from casting. I have some ideas . but it may not be who people expect,” James said.
We will just have to wait and see.El James also Reveals Details Of New Book that she will be working on but it will not be as racy as Fifty Shades Of grey.
With the entire buzz around the Christian Grey candidates, its time to let the girls shine. Right now the popular choices to play Anastasia Steele, the heroine from E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey books fluctuate between a selection of actresses. At the moment, Alexis Bledel is still one of the front-runners, despite being over 30, but one fresh-faced actress in the right age range has expressed an interest in the role: Emma Watson.
She might be famous for her part as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, but the 22-year-old British starlet wants to do more adult roles, and with former co-star Daniel Radcliffe jumping into it with his explicit love scene in his latest movie, we can understand why.
But does Watson have what it takes to play Anastasia Steele? She has the right age, and we could definitely believe her playing the innocent, naïve and bookish Ana, but is she prepared?
It looks like Watson has already had some experience in dabbling in the world of Christian Grey, or at least, dipped her toe in the water heading that way. In her 2012 coming-of-age movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the former Harry Potter actress plays a scene from the classic Rocker Horror Picture Show, where she performed a burlesque striptease in some undergarments.
There’s allot of rumors going around now with the pre production for the Movie Fifty shades of grey film adaptation.
Universal studios has been quiet on the movie news on the casting for Christian grey and Anastastia Steele.
According to rumors and sources, Twilight Director Bill condon may be selected to Direct The Film Fifty Shades Of Grey.
We have yet to fill the director roll and a hand full of directors has been rumored to be interested in the roll.
We are waiting for Kelly Marcel to complete the script so the all important director can be selected for this anticipated Hollywood blockbuster movie to be released in cinemas. According to Bill, if he is chosen as Director, he won’t have any other actress except Kristen Stewart as Anastasia Steele.
The movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent serious is filling up with an exciting cast of top actors, including British star Kate Winslet. This adaptation based on another successful novel is pegged for a March 2014 release, and while the whole project is exciting, if Pettyfer is cast, it looks like he’s out of the running as Grey due to conflicts in the schedule.
Although, looking at Divergent, Summit Entertainment obtained the rights for Divergent back in February 2011, and just two years later the movie is being cast. Even if Fifty Shades follows this level of speed, fans won’t know who’ll be Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele until 2014, at least. However, that hasn’t stopped the fans of E.L. James’s books the world over from looking at their favorites.
Screenwriter, Kelly Marcel, said that casting is unlikely to happen until the screenplay is completed, so there is a long wait ahead. In the meantime, fans of the candidates in line for Christian and Ana need to sit back, and hope none of their favorites are snatched up by other franchises.
For the moment, Ian Somerhalder and Henry Cavill have open schedules for the moment, but while the two actors are considered the perfect Christian Grey by their fans, there is the chance another project might come along and snatch the two actors up.
A lot can happen over the next year, and where one Christian or Ana is lost, another might be found. There are plenty of unknown actors and actresses out there, and who knows, maybe one of them might catch our attention as a prospective Christian Grey or Anastasia Steele? Right now the world of Fifty Shades isn’t fixed, and we can only wait and see how the movie will pan out.
Mila Kunis has had her name bandied about in connection to Fifty Shades of Grey before, but lately it looks like the Black Swan star is considering taking up the role of Anastasia Steele in the erotic series.
Kunis has said that she thinks she’d have a lot of fun playing Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movies.
“There are times when you just want to do something fun and different, because you’re not going to have a good time doing it,” she told the Sun
The success of E.L. James’s books has been astronomical, with selling over 65-million copies around the world, with women of all ages hooked into the world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. It’s unsurprising that many young actresses are desperate to get noticed for Fifty Shades of Grey the movie.
Many actors and actresses are interested in getting involved with the project from Focus Features and Universal Studios, alongside Mila Kunis, Harry Potter star Emma Watson has talked about getting a part in Fifty Shades of Grey. star-turned-actor James Deen has shown interest in the role for quite some time as well, especially since screenwriter Kelly Marcel has let slip that the movie would be an NC-17 rating. Fan favorite Ian Somerhalder has been very public about his interest in the movie as well, so it looks like we’re spoiled for choice.
Ever since the rights for Fifty Shades of Grey were picked up, there has been countless speculation on who’ll play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Anastasia Steele seems to change on a weekly basis, while Christian Grey is a fight between Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill.
The real question is whether Mila Kunis can pull of the role of Anastasia Steele. At 28-years-old she might be too old to portray a 20-year-old , not to mention that Kunis has a look to her that implies street smarts. Whether she’ll be able to convince us she’s the innocent and naïve Anastasia Steele remains another matter.
At the moment, the best fit for Anastasia Steele is 24-year-old Nina Dobrev from the Vampire Diaries, who is also Ian Somerhalder’s girlfriend, which could add an extra dimension to the Anastasia and Christian chemistry if Ian Somerhalder is cast as Christian Grey.
Rumor has it that the budget for Fifty Shades of Grey is pretty low for Hollywood standards, so it’s more likely we’re going to see lesser known actors take on the parts of Anastasia and Christian.
A queue of good looking actors are competing for the part of Christian Grey. We’ve got Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill in the top three spots, not to mention so many other fan favorites in line for the role. The polls seem to go up and down, which makes it hard to keep track on who is hot and who is not.
One actor outside of the top trinity, but still has a big following from those who are desperate to see him as Christian Grey, is Alexander Skarsgard. A photo snapped of the True Blood actor has literally got fans swooning, since it looks like the actor is physically endowed for the part.
Skarsgard is definitely game for the role. Alexander Skarsgard even admitted in an interview that he’d be perfect for the Christian Grey, thanks to his role on True Blood where he plays a vampire with a dungeon. He might be a little bit old for the role, aged 36 whereas Christian Grey is supposed to be 27, but his mix of mystery, combined with his smooth look and cunning smile convinces us that he could definitely sell us on portraying Christian Grey. Now, we’ve see that he has considerable passion in his pants, plus with Skarsgard’s comfort with on-screen acting makes us think, bring it on!
The image snapped on January 13th at the Golden Globes After-Party has gone viral, showing either a strategically placed crease or, cough, he’s pleased to see us. Skarsgard has already got plenty going for him as far as Christian Grey is concerned, but it looks like fans are going to be keener to see him in the steamy role in the Fifty Shades of Grey movies.
Skarsgard is tall and handsome, and definitely a stunner in his suave and grey suit. He’s got a history of steamy nude scenes from his part in True Blood, so he’d probably take things up a hot notch if the movie gets its NC-17 rating.
He might have some catching up to do if he’s going to compete with the likes of Ian Somerhader, Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill, but we can definitely see Alexander Skarsgard racing towards the top spot to at least give the others a firm taste of competition. Perhaps his new photos might make E.L. James and the producers take a notice.
Felicity Jones and Krysten Ritter have both been popular choices in the polls on who’ll play the innocent and submissive Anastasia Steele, and recently, the two lovely actresses have been open about tackling the role of the Fifty Shades heroine.
British actress Felicity Jones opened up to Metro, saying that she’d considering the part, and would accept the role depending on whether she likes the script and the filmmakers involved in Fifty Shades of Grey the movie. The 29-year old actress is open to anything, provided it’s a well-crafted piece of cinema.
“It’s important we have fresh, unusual ideas with no budgets coming through the digital media,” she said back in December. In an interview with the Telegraph she feels tacking a part like Anastasia Steele could be an exciting experience, where the nudity wouldn’t be an issue for her at all.
Another actress whose name has been bandied about for the part of Anastasia Steele is Krysten Ritter, however all the talk about her involvement in the Fifty Shades project is “just a rumor” said the actress a few days ago.
Ritter was asked in an interview with Wetpaint Entertainment whether she’d be interested in the role, she responded: “Of course! Who wouldn’t?”
Krysten Ritter has a growing fan base, all of which see some Anastasia Steele traits in her.
“It’s flattering to even have my name mentioned. I love that my fans thought of me for it,” Krysten also added.
The two actresses share common traits that we all imagine when we picture Anastasia Steele. They have the delicate features, combined with their dark hair and large eyes.
Other popular contenders for the part of Anastasia Steele include Alexis Bledel, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale and the Amanda Seyfried, who is propelling herself into Hollywood stardom after her role in Les Miserables.
At the moment there is a fluctuation in the list of potential Anas. The only thing for certain is that Kristen Stewart won’t be taking up the role of Anastasia Steele, especially since E.L. James has blacklisted the Twilight star in the casting, along with co-star Robert Pattinson as Christian Grey.
So who are you dying to see portray Anastasia Steele? Are you in team Alexis or team Emilia? Or are you looking for a lesser-known actress to take on the role of Anastasia in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie?