Who will play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie? These are the candidates for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie cast.
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Fifty Shades fans were stoked when it was announced that Fifty Shades of Grey was going to be adapted into a movie. Recently, the relatively unknown Sam Taylor-Wood was chosen as director.
With her in place, the big question now is: who will be part of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie cast? It is one of the hottest topics in Hollywood, but as of yet the question remains unanswered, so speculation continues.
Who will play Anastasia Steele?
Because the Fifty Shades trilogy started out as The Twilight Saga fan fiction, an obvious candidate to play Anastasia is Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella Swan in those movies. Chances of this happening seem slim though, as Stewart has called the Fifty Shades books “raunchy”. Fifty Shades author E.L. James, who has a big artistical say in the planned movie, also did not seem enthusiastic when she said: “I think it would be too strange … It would just be weird.”
A less obvious, but nonetheless popular candidate among fans to join the cast is Emma Watson, known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series. Playing Anastasia would certainly be a big change from those family movies, but Watson personally ended the rumors when she tweeted rather harshly: “Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life.”
Other actresses who have explicitly denied that they will take on the part of Anastasia are Mila Kunis and The Hunger Games star and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence.
Gilmore Girls actress Alexis Bledel could be the one. This rumor has been fed mostly by a fan-made trailer, in which Bledel is shown as Anastasia, but Bledel has expressed interest in the part, and is a favorite among bookmakers.
Who will play Christian Grey?
While Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart is a fan favourite to take on the role of Anastasia, Robert Pattinson has been named as a possible Christian Grey. But as we mentioned earlier, E.L. James is not thrilled about the idea of casting actors from Twilight, which seems to have diminished his chances.
Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill and A-lister Ryan Gossling have both often been mentioned for the part, but since they are among Hollywood’s most popular actors of the moment, it seems unlikely that they will be able to make time to commit to the three Fifty Shades movies.
The two most serious candidates for the role of Christian seem to be White Collar actor Matt Bomer – who starred in the earlier mentioned fan trailer alongside Alexis Bledel, and Ian Somerhalder, best known for playing the part of Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries.
When asked if he would be interested in playing Christian Grey, Bomer replied: “No comment. That’s my line on that. But it’s very flattering that I’ve got fans who would like to see me in things.” So although he does not sound thrilled, it at least isn’t a denial.
Somerhalder has expressed public interest in the part, even going so far as to lobby in order to increase his chances. About playing Christian, he was quoted saying: “I think it would be an amazing thing. One interesting thing is, by the virtue of playing Damon for now a few years, he’s 170 plus years old, in love with an 18 year old. I officially have a lot of experience seducing younger women. I’m just saying.”
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Will these fan favorites really make it into the cast of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, or are the casters going to come up with more surprising names to take on the parts of Anastasia and Christian?
The Fifty Shades of Grey movie will not be released until September 18th, 2014, so it could take some time before we finally know …
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