Another one said: “IF EMMA WATSON IS ANASTASIA STEELE IN 50 SHADES OF GREY I WILL DIE AND GO TO HEAVEN I LOVE HER.”
As a joke, on April 14 at the MTV Movie Awards, Jonah Hill volunteered in the part of Christian Grey, to star alongside the 22-year-old Watson in what is deemed to be the hottest movie of the decade, and not just in its saucy content.
“I’m announcing officially that we’ll be starring in the screen adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey,” Jonah Hill said when he introduced Emma Watson who took the Trailblazer award, “My safety word is tangerine,” he continued, “If I say that word you have to stop doing stuff to me.”
So, despite the rumors that were released after the hackers anonymous published supposed internal documents on the internet from the German studio Constantin who are involved in the production of Fifty Shades of Grey, where they said that Watson was signed to the film. After Watson’s denial, it looks like no that Watson may have only been on the “studio wish list,” which would make more sense, since the actress definitely wasn’t confirmed for the role.
At the moment, the studios are on the hunt for a director and it’s highly unlikely we’ll hear any further news on the movie until Universal Studios and Focus Features get their director. However, casting is drawing closer since the movie studios are aiming for a summer 2014 release, so we’re sure to hear something soon.
Top 5 Actors to Play Christian Grey would be Bradley Cooper, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt, and Channing Tatum
In the past few years, the “50 Shades of Grey” book series has taken the literary world by storm. Readers from all walks of life have been mesmerized and caught up in the story of how love develops for the rich and charming Christian Grey. Based on the success of the book, and the demand of readers and Hollywood moguls alike, the first book in the trilogy is on tap to be made into a motion picture. It is predestined to be a blockbuster, but selecting the right person to take on the role of Christian Grey will be one of the foremost challenges for the director. Not only will the person chosen need to be able to tackle the many sides and personalities of this dark character, but he will also need to have inherent good looks and a rogue, boyish charm. There are quite a few capable leading men in Hollywood, but the Top 5 Actors to Play Christian Grey would be Bradley Cooper, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt, and Channing Tatum.
There are two main areas of importance that need to be considered when an actor is chosen for this role. In the first place, the actor’s previous work can be good way to measure his probable success for playing Christian Grey. As Grey is a complicated character, with many aspects to his personality, the individual who plays him in the motion picture for “50 Shades of Grey” will need to be able to accurately portray both the dark side and the light side of this man. For example, a glimpse into Johnny Depp’s resume reveals an actor who has played a myriad of characters from a social outcast and a pirate to an eccentric private investigator or a serial murdering barber. Secondly, Christian Grey is, by description, a very good-looking individual who befuddles nearly every woman he comes in contact with just by his handsome appearance. The aforementioned five actors have all been given the title of The Sexiest Man in America by one source or another at some point in their careers.
Of course, there are dozens and dozens of actors on American and foreign soil who will more than likely be fighting to be chosen for such a coveted role, but the Top 5 Actors to Play Christian Grey will be speculated on and buzzed about in the months leading up to when the filming of the motion picture gets underway. Many films in the past have taken relatively unknown actors and thrust them into the spotlight with a huge movie role, and such individuals have gone on to become massive stars. Sometimes having an actor unrecognized for his previous achievements can help a movie more than hinder it. Undoubtedly, whoever is chosen will be well scrutinized by the millions of readers who have become Christian Grey fans. After all, the good boy that is Christian Grey appeals to some; the bad boy that is his alter ego is what attracts others. Overall, whether it is a Hollywood icon or an unknown man who becomes Christian Grey, he will probably go down in history one way or another.
While fans are busy discussing who’ll be cast as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, there is one crucial element of the movie that we all keep forgetting – the director.
Even the studios and E.L. James have said that casting will not take place until a director is found, so we’re pretty sure we’re not going to discover who’ll be playing Christian Grey or Anastasia Steele until this is resolved.
It’s a tasty position for any budding director, and while Fifty Shades of Grey may not be considered high culture, it is pretty much guaranteed to be one of the biggest movies of the decade.
One director who is seeking to add his name to the list is Gus Van Sant, who has made quite an unusual demonstration on his bid to become director.
The twice Oscar-nominated director has shot a steamy scenes with one Christian Grey favorite, Alex Pettyfer, to land the job of director, according to the Wrap. Eager to prove he’s the ideal director, he shot the test reel at his own initiative.
Alexis Bledel is probably the number one fan favorite to play Anastasia Steele in 50 shades of grey movie. When asked what she thought about playing in this role, she replied with.
“I really don’t know what to say about that,” she responded. But after being pressed more and asked if she would star in the movie she loosened up a bit.
“I have no idea,” confessed the actress, “You know, I really don’t know a lot about it, except that fans have made a trailer online. I know as much as you know. I’ve seen what you’ve seen, and I’ve probably had a similar reaction to yours.”
It looks like Alexis doesn’t want to reply neither here nor there to press questions.
But things have been rather manic for Alexis lately, especially with the release of Remember Sunday, a story about a lonely New Orleans waitress who meets a cute jewelry clerk, with whom she falls in love with, only to discover he has a brain aneurysm that wipes his short term memory every night. Not to mention in real life she’s getting married to Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser.
Things to appear to be moving away from Alexis’s favor, since the latest rumor is that Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has been cast as Anastasia Steele, but there may be no truth in the above rumor, and we’re still waiting for official confirmation. After the whole Emma Watson issue, we’ve learnt to be skeptical.
It’s going to be one of the hottest movies of the decade, so it’s understandable why a number of actors and actresses are desperate in getting cast. But it’s not just the unknown who want to delve into the world of the red room of pain, but better-known actors, even some A-listers.
The latest name to be thrown into the mix where casting is concerned is one that surprises us too – Matt Damon.
So far the project has had its fair share of big names. Angelina Jolie expressed an interest in Fifty Shades of Grey a while back, and many think she’d make a great Elena or perhaps she should use her directing skills to bring the raunchy movie to life. Ryan Gosling has been linked with Christian Grey since Universal Studios and Focus Features bought the rights, but his favor continues to fluctuate when set against Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and British actor Henry Cavill.
Cavill might have started lower down the list, the Man of Steel star has been gaining in popularity bit by bit, and is even tipped by some to be the most likely of the big three, along with Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer to be cast.
Both Emilia and Cavill have a lot going for them, and many fans are beginning to take note. Both actors have received a lot of focus on social networking sites, and are becoming increasingly popular in fan made trailers.
It’s very easy to splice Henry Cavill into a Fifty Shades fan made trailer after a fragrance campaign he participated in a couple of years back that bears an uncanny resemblance to Christian Grey. While Clarke, has the innocent, big blue-eyed beauty that we come to expect from Anastasia Steele. Her role as platinum blonde Daenerys in Game of Thrones has shown us that Clarke is more than just a pretty face.
Looking at the fan made trailer, it’s easy to see why Cavill and Clarke make a smoking hot pair and why more and more fans would love to see them together in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. So, what do you think? Would you like to see Emilia and Henry together too?
Meet the new dark haired beauty who could give Emilia Clarke and Alexis Bledel some stiff competition. Eve Hewson might be an actress who is under the radar, but you’ll know who her daddy is – U2’s Bono.
Ever since the rights for Fifty Shades of Grey have got picked up by Universal Studios and Focus Features, the whole world has been trying to find the ideal Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, and with a potential release date for summer 2014, things are getting crazy, although there is still a director that needs to be found.
In the contest for the girls, it’s a stiff battle between Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, who is currently the favorite in the lead, Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel, among other fan favorites like Nina Dobrev, Felicity Jones, Emma Watson and Lucy Hale. The favorite for the girls is in a constant state of flux, with new names being continuously added, with the latest coming from Bono’s daughter Eve Hewson.
Eve definitely has all the necessary physical qualities for Anastasia since she’s got big, beautiful blue eyes and dark hair. She’s also close in age to Anastasia, aged 22-years-old, which would make her a convincing choice to play the role of a college girl.
With fans getting impatient about casting news, more and more of them are creating their own trailers, Facebook fan groups and polls on who should be cast as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
Although Ian Somerhalder and Alexis Bledel have been the fan favorites up to now, it looks like the British actors are taking the lead for Grey and Steele in the hearts of fans on social media. With the movie slated for release in 2014, we’re beginning to get excited about the casting of the movie.
While the hype of the novel is high, the topic isn’t so new, with the ten year old movie Secretary starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Nabokov’s Lolita and Anne Rice’s Beauty Trilogy, the darker side of sexuality and S&M has been an explored subject, however it’s never become so mainstream before.
Like the themes in Fifty Shades of Grey, Emilia Clarke’s name in connection with the movie franchise is hardly new, but the actress has been gaining popularity more and more over the past few months, and fellow British actor Henry Cavill can also be categorized into the same box.
Fans have been going crazy over casting speculations over who will be cast as Christian grey In Fifty Shades of Grey Movie. Jensen joins the growing list which include Ian Somerhalder,Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill as the leading contenders for the role
“Yet he seems to truly personify Christian Grey,” said the Examiner, “Jensen Ackles may not be a part of the Christian Grey world, but he has many other traits that make him perfect for the role. Jensen has a quiet confidence and the charisma to charm any woman. As seen in interviews, he also has the presence needed to play the very wealthy Grey Enterprise Holding’s CEO. Christian Grey is a skilled, yet modest, pianist and singer. There are many scenes from the book where Ana Steele finds Christian playing the piano alone. She is in awe of his abilities and grows a deeper love for the complex man,” continues the Examiner, “Jensen Ackles is known for being a talented singer and guitar player, often taking the stage for jam sessions. While on the series ‘Dark Angel’, Jensen also played a Chopin piece on the piano.”
The examiner makes a good case for Jensen Ackles as Christian Grey, but does he have what it takes to knock Ian Somerhalder off the top spot to grab the whip-wielding crowing spot of Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of E.L. James’s famous books. A lot could still happen between now and the official casting, so perhaps Jensen could gain popularity, or maybe another unknown talent could steal the top spot for Christian Grey. Hopefully Universal will put all of us out of our miseries soon!
“It’s had a huge impact on society. Apparently rope sales have skyrocketed because women who’ve read the book are really getting into this, which is kind of great,” said Olsen, “It’s such a taboo for women to actually discuss sexuality without the help of Cosmopolitan. All of a sudden, this book has become a sensation because the women reading it haven’t had access to this kind of thing before. I was talking to a guy who was making a job about it, saying ‘Clearly these women just need Fifty Shades Romance.’ In a way, he’s right.”
The fundamental question is whether Elizabeth Olsen would say yes to the part of Anastasia Steele. She’s already said yes back in 2012, so it’s a possibility.
When outright asked whether she’d be interested in taking up the leading female role, Elizabeth Olson said, “Sure, if the script is any good.”
Once Olsen is back on the radar as Anastasia Steele, she’ll face some tough competition from other actresses including Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel, Twilight actress Ashley Greene and many more. Does Olsen have what it takes to play the part of Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey? Could you imagine the less famous Olsen girl in the red room of pain? If not, who would you pick as Anastasia Steele for the upcoming movie adaptation of E.L. James’s best selling erotic trilogy? Who don’t you want to see cast?