It can be officially declared that Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey is hot. And if you want a certificate to prove this, just wait till the 13th of February 2015 when the film hits the theatres. The actor, who took over the mantle of playing the role of the successful entrepreneur, Christian Grey, from another television actor, Charlie Hunnam, has been seen only in crisp shirts and sharp suits and ties, treated onlookers to his sculpted physique in a fetching gray jogging gear. After all, fitness is something very close to both Jamie and Christian.
Jogging in the rain in gray gear definitely made a few hearts skip a beat as the actor took to the streets while shooting the exercise regimen of the dark, deep and brooding Seattle businessman, Christian Grey. With those icy blue eyes staring right at the camera and the sinister yet childlike smile plastered across his face, Jamie looked every bit as the Christian Grey he is meant to portray on the screen. But we have to give the casting team the praise and the pat on the backs they deserve for such a find.
The actor, was fortunately or unfortunately, not the first choice to play the ‘Marquis-De-Sade’ character of a man who has a penchant for painful lovemaking, or in other words, BDSM . Watching the 31 year old actor jog in the rain must have a treat and an eyeful for his fans, especially the female ones. The actor is a perfect choice to play the role also because he has a playful and genuine chemistry with his co-star, Dakota Johnson, who plays Grey’s submissive partner Anastasia Steele.
Even in the scenes that they have already shot, like the ‘Cafe shot’ or the ‘Contract Scene’ or even the ‘Bike Scene’ the couple have shown enough chemistry, and the word is also going around that Jamie is ‘overprotective’ towards the 24 year old. The scenes, in which they get a little or a lot naughty, like the racy scenes, are shot inside a studio, and if you want to know what kind of chemistry they have between the sheets, a little wait will do you good. The actor is also known to be a gentleman and there was enough evidence to prove that when he was gracious enough to sign a few autographs for his eager fans and when someone from the crew threw fresh water on the already dripping wet actor, he flashed his trademark gentlemanly smile that can actually melt hearts.
The film, which will have a Valentine’s Day release in 2015, is a tale of an uncommon love story between a self made businessman and a virginal college graduate, Anastasia Steele, who falls for the charms and the seductions of this billionaire. In the department of looks, Jamie Dornan ticks off in all the right boxes and when the movie has been adapted from an novel, written by E.L. James, need we say more about how appropriate Jamie Dornan is in the film?
For anyone who has been suspecting the choice of Jamie Dornan as the new Christian Grey, the latest development might bring some closure. The 31 year old star, who stepped into the shoes and the suits of Christian Grey, quite literally, after Charlie Hunnam walked out of the project quite suddenly. Ever since the photos from the shooting have made their way into our lives, we have been going gaga over Jamie Dornan. Be it the ‘contract scene’ or the ‘cafe scene’ Jamie Dornan has proved with each passing day that the casting team in fact does deserve a pat on their backs for choosing him.
Yet another example of the casting team’s success of choosing him was evident when the star was seen jogging in the rain in Vancouver. The scene shows the strict physical regimen that the brooding and manipulative billionaire follows to keep himself in good shape, make that the best shape. In the latest pictures which have surfaced, this father of one can be seen in a gray sweatshirt with a hood and Nike jogging shoes. What was most appealing about this former Calvin Klein model was that he was a thorough gentleman.
In between shots, he stopped to sign some autographs for eager fans and when someone from the crew sprayed water on the already wet from the rain star, he was generous and amicable enough to laugh the incident off. The rain definitely added to the appeal of “The Fall” star and we can only imagine the sizzle of the raindrops falling on the sculpted face and the body of the star. As Christian Grey, Jamie has to be in the best shape because the flick calls for some extensive skin show (we hope).
But if the producers of this E.L. James novel adaptation are to be believed then the content of the film will be less racy than the novel. It is not unknown that this novel, the first in the trilogy, has enough scope for us to feast our eyes on. The film is an adaptation of the novel written by British author E.L. James and revolves around the fetish of a billionaire entrepreneur Christian Grey who seduces the naive and virginal college graduate Anastasia Steele. A recent poster of the film has also been released which refers to the first time Ana and Grey met each other as the caption reads “Mr. Grey Will See You Now”.
It is given to understand that this a premise this interesting, where the bedroom comes alive with their racy lovemaking both Ana and Grey have to be in shape. While Dakota Johnson, who plays Ana in the flick, is already doing her bit to get ready for the racy sequences by being on a raw juice diet, she was also spotted at the site jogging at night in her jogging gear. But thankfully, she did not have to brave the rain to stay in shape. Jamie, however, was not only busy jogging on the sets, but also playing with a four-legged cutie and drinking a hot beverage.
The movie Fifty Shades of Grey that has been making news for all the right reasons, “Fifty Shades of Grey”, is again in the news as reports and pictures surfaced of the shooting in full swing. From the crucial ‘contract scene’ to the near kiss episode between Ana and Grey, played by Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, the entire team is busy with the shooting so that the film can be released in February 2015. The delay in the release of the movie was triggered when the erstwhile Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam walked out of the project unexpectedly citing his commitment to his television series, “Sons of Anarchy”. Among the first scenes to be shot was the ‘contract scene’ which marks a serious turn if events in the relationship between Ana and Grey. She was seen in a red dress with a camel coloured belted trench coat and Grey, played by Dornan, was seen in his customised sharp suit and shirt.
While leaving, she gently plants a kiss on the chiselled cheeks of her co-star, Irish hunk, Jamie Dornan. The scene culminates, as she drives away and the look of surprise and bewilderment is seen clearly on the face of her co-star. The Movie Fifty Shades, which is based on the literary adaptation of the novel by E.L. James, has seen a lot of ups and downs and highs and lows when the development of the film was seen taking place. First the unceremonious exit of Charlie Hunnam and then the resultant delay in the shooting and finally the start of the shooting in Vancouver, to give the film a February 2015 release. The shooting progressed with the filming of the crucial scene where Grey saves Ana from an oncoming biker. This episode leaves her confused about the state of their relationship.
In the novel too, the bike incident, is seen as an important and crucial episode, where, Grey, like a knight in shining armour jumps at the opportunity of saving her from a speeding biker. Soon after, he pushes a strand of hair behind her eyes to inquire if she is doing ok. As she coils in his arms, it creates mixed and confusing feelings in her heart to stir, about the seemingly professional and contractual relationship they are about to enter into. To film this scene, we see Ana dressed in a tightly fitted pair of denims, with a white T-Shirt and a green army jacket thrown over. And Christian Grey aka Jamie Dornan looked dapper, as always, in a sharp suit and high collared shirt. In between the shots however, the pair was also seen ballroom dancing, and when enquired, they responded playfully saying that, the dance was only an option to fight the biting weather.
The millionaire businessman with a penchant for BDSM inspired is eagerly being waited for as he, Anastasia Steele in tow, make way to the theatres on 13th February 2015 to give you a taste of forbidden love and relationships. While this might be a conventional love story, releasing it at Valentine’s Day ensures that they can be on the must-see list of most couples, if it is not yet on that list till now.
The year end is the time to let go of all the disappointments of the past year and usher in the New Year with the promise of something more fruitful. The same can be said about the stars of the movie adaptation of E.L. James’s novel ‘Fifty Shades of Grey Movie’. The shooting of this venture directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson has been tossed around for quite some time and has finally taken off in Vancouver. The film which is eyeing a February 2015 release will be a treat for the fans of the book trilogy and has already created quite a flutter in the hearts of the readers and its dedicated fans when it was announced that the film would have an NC-17 rating because of the erotic content.
The Movie Fifty Shades , which stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as the primary protagonists, will definitely have a good year ahead as they would be shooting for the entire year next year for the film and get it ready for its release in February 2015. Dakota Johnson who has only appeared in bits and pieces in films like ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ and ‘The Social Network’ will have her first release as a leading lady with the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. On the other hand, the lead actor of this venture, Jamie Dornan, will spend the New Year with a new member in his family. His wife, Amelia Warner, recently gave birth to a baby girl and the trio will spend the New Year amidst much frolic we are guessing.
The shooting of the film has started in Vancouver and the casting team continues to surprise us with recent additions like Luke Grimes, Rita Ora and Marcia Gay Harden. Before this however, the casting team has already surprised the fans and followers of the novel with startling exits like Charlie Hunnam who was earlier chosen as the sadomasochistic self made billionaire businessman and owner of Grey Enterprises, Christian Grey. But the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star had to make an unceremonious exit citing his commitment to his television programme and Irish actor Jamie Dornan replaced him amidst much speculation. This NC- 17 rated film continued to be in the news when the pictures from the first day of the shoot emerged and the lead pair created quite a ripple among fans.
The author, E.L. James, was also not very hopeful that the film would ever see the light of day and considering the cast changes which pushed back the shooting schedule. But the fact that this novel has made her the best selling and the highest earning author of 2013, she will surely have a New Year to remember. The novel which has inspired a film adaptation, will pull its target audience to the theaters come February 2015 but before that the fans will have to be satisfied with the pictures and the videos which are made available to them via the internet.
It is time to ring in the New Year with the hope that 2014 will give us more of the ‘Fifty shades of Grey Movie…’ frenzy and we will be busy watching every move made by the stars and the people associated with this venture.
After Marcia Gay Harden, another beautiful woman to join the cast of ‘The Movie Fifty Shades of Grey’ is the English pop sensation, Rita Ora. She confirmed on Twitter recently that she is officially a part of ‘Fifty Shades Movie ’ and has been cast as the adopted sister of the BDSM loving billionaire businessman, Christian Grey. But contrary to the effect that she wanted to achieve with this breaking news, many are unsure about casting Rita Ora as the 22 year old sister of Christian Grey. When it comes to the character that has been penned by E.L. James in her erotic trilogy, the only factor that brings Rita Ora and Mia Grey close is the fact that the latter is portrayed as a 22 year old and Rita is 23 years old in real life.
Apart from this, there are very few things that can actually bring the character and the actor playing her, together. The character, Mia Grey, is the adopted sister of Christian Grey and Elliot Grey and hence they are not blood-related, she not being Caucasian will not be an issue here. E.L. James also portrays her as a cello playing character, in real life she Rita Ora does not play the cello, she is musically inclined and active and we know that for sure! Her musical exploits include her number one singles “R.I.P”, “Hot Right Now”, “How We Do” and more. Born in Yugoslavia, Rita Ora has yet another disconnect with the character Mia Grey. In the novel, Mia is one of the tallest characters, but in real life her 5.5 height is lesser than even Dakota Johnson’s.
Rita Ora is not new to films or big screen appearances. No, we are not talking about her music videos, silly! We are talking about her 2004 British film “Spivs” and “Fast and Furious 6” and a cameo appearance in the series, 90210. Now that she has joined the ensemble cast of the E.L. James novel adaptation to be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, she can get that much written about the sleek bob haircut, which would be a welcome break from the beach blonde look she is sporting now. The move that she has consciously made from music to films is going to increase her visibility and though there may not be many takers for this fresh piece of news, her addition to the star cast will steer her fans towards this movie franchise for sure.
The 50 Shades of Grey Movie, has already seen sudden cast changes, additions and alterations and her fans can only hope that history does not repeat itself with her inclusion in the cast. Previously, there have been actors who have been part of this venture one day and the next day they have cited strange reasons and parted ways. Some might say that the project is jinxed, yet the hoopla surrounding the ‘Fifty Shades….’ trilogy has garnered enough attention from all quarters. Jinxed or not, there is one thing undeniable about the star cast, and that is the fact that it is an immensely beautiful star cast, from the rugged looks of the former Calvin Klein model, Jamie Dornan to the platinum locked Rita Ora, the petite Dakota Johnson or the blonde beauty Eloise Mumford.
With a sister like Mia Grey, Christian Grey is one lucky fellow to be surrounded by beautiful women, both at home and outside.
Coming from the woman who has written probably the most successful erotic thriller in recent times, this is epic. EL 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.
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.
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.
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…
Christian Grey has spoken – oh he has and his alter ego, Charlie Hunnam, the most talked about actor in the movie world right now, has reportedly opened his mouth about his forthcoming role.
He was collared on the red carpet at the movie premiere of Sons of Anarchy and stated:
“Tangible chemistry between him and Dakota”
Thank goodness for that. He’s a bloke, he’s good looking, he’s a bad boy and he’s playing Christian Grey. We love the tantalizing prospect of Charlie getting down and dirty with cable ties.
Charlie has stated that as soon as he got in the room with Dakota (Anastasia Steele) to do the read, he knew he wanted to do it as the chemistry was so good. Now, if that’s not knicker-ripping talk, I don’t know what is.
Exciting, compelling, fun and weird, were the words uttered by Charlie. Frankly, if that doesn’t describe Christian Grey in four adjectives, I don’t know what does.
His girlfriend, jewelry designer, Morgana McNeils, he claimed was concerned about sharing parts of him that she wouldn’t normally want to share, but that she loved the books. Well, considering he will be well-paid for the project, I’m sure she won’t t be too bothered, although it cannot be easy, even though it’s “only acting” I can’t quite see Jennifer Aniston feeling as generous about such a situation given what happened to her marriage when hubby ran off with Ms Jolie after Mr & Mrs Smith. Charlie has stated that the movie will make them closer. Well, time will only tell with that one, but let’s hope so.
Film Makers Fight Back over Haters of Casting
The team behind the making of the movie has not taken the backlash lying down and after some deeply unpleasant tweets after the casting announcement, the movie producers have responded with dignity and grace.
Tweets to the producer, Dana Brunetti, including one calling him an “idiot” stated he felt he knew what Ben Affleck must have felt like after the public outcry over his casting as the next Superman. One fan stated they hated Brunetti for the casting decision and Dakota’s mother, Melanie Griffiths jumped in on the act and defended the producer. She was as dignified and went to town on the tweeter.
Erik Davis is correct in his response; the contributing editor on the movie stated that it was understandable that a movie with a massive fan base wouldn’t please everyone when it came to casting. He’s right, but there’s no need for nastiness, is there?
Brett Easton Ellis is still bleeding resentment that he wasn’t awarded the scriptwriters job and is busy pouring gas on the blazing fire to keep it all at towering inferno levels and he threw in that Ms James’ first choice was Robert Pattinson. Yes, Brett we know, alright, we know.
Focus Features and Universal have remained zipped on the matter of who was in the running for the roles.
It’s safe to say, the inferno is still burning, surely it will be embers soon though, people do calm down. It’s safe to say, this movie will have fans lined up at the box office on its release.
With all the casting news and rumors going round about the candidates to play the dominant Christian Grey being centered on the big three: Ian Somerhalder, Henry Cavill and Matt Bomer, it’s understandable that we need a little variety in our Christian Grey diet. While the top three are pretty much the perfect picks for Grey, it’s always fun to look at alternatives just to spice things up a little.
The movie is getting closer and closer to being filmed, and while it seems unlikely we’re going to get the summer 2014 release we’ve been promised, hopefully we’ll be put out of our misery as far as casting is concerned. E.L. James has been teasing her fans on twitter about Grey, not even giving us the slightest hint, but we can tell you who the next actor is who has made it onto the list – Irish hottie Cillian Murphy.
He does have something very Christian Grey about him – he’s got the intense eyes and there is something sexy and dark about the Inception star, and lately he’s been garnering a lot of fan attention when it comes to casting.
Murphy might be ten-years too old for the 27-year-old CEO, but he doesn’t look a day over thirty, and we know he is charming, sophisticated and is a very talented actor. We think he could definitely hold his own against Cavill and Somerhalder, and many of his fans on Twitter have been open about their support for the Batman Begins actor.
“I think Cillian Murphy should be a serious contender for Christian Grey in the ’50 Shades’ movie. He is so intense.” Tweeted @FilmFatale_NYC.
“Cillian Murphy NEEDS to be Christian Grey for the Fifty Shades movie,” said another fan under the handle @charrizard.
And @siplooalike had this to say on the matter: “Cillian Murphy is my vote for #50shades moves as Christian Grey after watching Inception tonight!”
When Murphy was approached on the matter on the topic of casting back in 2012, the 37-year-old actor said: “No strategy, no plan. You just read the script. If you like it, you like it.”
So what do you think? Could you imagine the blue-eyed Inception star in the red room of pain with Anastasia Steele or are you in the traditional camp belonging to either Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer or Henry Cavill? Share your thoughts!
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.”
She’s been the fan favorite ever since they announced the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, but up to now; the former Gilmore Girls star has kept quiet about playing Anastasia Steele in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
Alexis Bledel has been number one in almost all of the fan polls on who should play Anastasia Steele, and has appeared in a number of fan made trailers of Fifty Shades of Grey. Bledel has been a controversial choice though, since there are many out there who think that the 31-year-old actress is too old for the part, whereas others think she is the ideal candidate to play the submissive and innocent college graduate who is seduced by the enigmatic Christian Grey.
Recently, Alexis Bledel mused on the possibility of playing Anastasia Steele, as she and Zachary Levi, who stars in the series Chuck, attended the premiere of their new movie Remember Sunday.
When the actress was told about how much her fans want her to star in the role, her co-star Zach said, “What do you think of bondage?” Alexis tried to steer clear of the actual question.
It sounds like the studios are already starting to cast the movie, but it’s all been very discrete. Apparently, Dana Brunetti and Mike De Lucca met with the agency who represent Henry Cavill as well. It’s understandable that they want to be discrete about the whole thing, since there is enough hype surrounding the movies.
At the moment, things look positive for both the Vampire Diaries star and the Arrow star, but which one is likely to get it? Ian Somerhalder has been at the top of the list, but some argue that he’s a bit too old to play Christian Grey, but Stephen Amell has been fairly low down the list below the big three that make up Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill. However, E.L. James herself has hinted that the actor who’ll be picked as Christian Grey won’t be who we’re all expecting, which could be a nod in Stephen Amell’s direction.
So who do you think would make the best Christian Grey? Are you a classic Ian Somerhalder supporter or do you think that Stephen Amell will make a great Christian Grey?
Mila Kunis is another one who had her name at the top of the list, but the Black Swan star has also reportedly said she’s not interested in starring in the movie adaptation of the Fifty Shades Trilogy bestseller.
It looks like all the popular actresses are trying to distance themselves from the Fifty Shades of Grey movies. Emma Watson has been explicitly linked to the production, but the Harry Potter star has come forward to deny those rumors, hinting that she in fact has absolutely no interest in the movie. The same can also go for Keira Knightley, who has been clear about wanting nothing to do with the Fifty Shades of Grey films.
Right now, it seems like the actress to watch out for is Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, who is Bledel’s strongest competition for the moment. The British actress has the right look, and unlike her character Daenerys Targaryan, she’s a natural brunette. She has no qualms with nudity, and her part on Game of Thrones has proven she could definitely pull off the role.
Other actresses are coming and going, like Lucy Hale and Lily Collins still in the running. It’s quite likely an unknown might be cast, but at the moment it could go either way in terms of casting. Until the studios have picked a director, it’s unlikely the cast will be put together, so we’re going to just have to wait and see.
Henry Cavill Superman star has been a front runner for Christian Grey with Fans for sometime now. Stephen Amell Arrow star also gave away a not-so-subtle hint to his fans on Facebook just the other month.
“I get questions about Christian Grey all the time. That project is a long way off. I know this, because I had a meeting about it. Long way off. I mean, not that long, but not close. I wouldn’t call it long, but I wouldn’t call it close,” said Amell. Could this mean he’s been approached about the role?
Henry Cavill has been more reserved about the part of Christian Grey. Who will get the role of Christian Grey? with Both actors having a huge fan base and that number continues to climb.
“Whether that happens, that decision will be made at the time it has to be made,” said Cavill, “It would be a very different kind of thing than Man of Steel.”
So which actor is the best match for Christian Grey, remember, being hot and mysterious isn’t enough – E.L. James herself has said he needs to have his own, natural sense of humor.