50 Shades of Grey Movie Cast: Who Will Play Christian and Anastasia?

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The steamy 50 Shades of Grey trilogy by British author E.L. James has taken the world by storm. Starting as a sexy “Twilight” fan-fiction series called “Master of the Universe”, the 50 Shades books have sold over 40 million copies worldwide — surpassing J.K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter Series as the fastest selling paperback novel of all time. Now it appears the story that many have deemed “mommy porn” will hit the big screen. As writers and directors rally fans and supporters to lobby for their part in what is sure to be the hottest film of the year, the real question everyone’s asking is, “Who the hell’s going to play Christian and Anastasia?”

The answer to that question, it appears, will be up to James (who will retain some creative control of the production), Universal Pictures and Focus Features — who have scored the rights to the film. Them and Oscar-nominated “Social Network” producers Dana Brunetti and Mike de Luca were handpicked by James to back the project.

As the industry experiences an unexpected boom, both in retail stores and online, house Moms all over the world have been picking up new sex toys to spice things up in the bedroom. The erotic novels have caused an uptick in sales for butt plugs, whips, handcuffs and other bedroom enhancers inspired by the novels. 50 Shades of Grey is even coming out with its own line of erotic toys to be released in the near future. So the question remains, who would you like to see experiment with these toys on screen?

Who is chosen and who should be chosen are two completely different questions. On the one hand, the film will face an uphill battle to convince movie-goers that it’s something more than just your run-of-the-mill late night Skinemax-style soft core porn. With that in mind, the producers might go the route of major Hollywood heartthrobs like Mark Wahlberg, James Franco or Leonardo DiCaprio for Christian Grey and someone like Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway or Mila Kunis for Anastasia Steele.

On the other hand, given the popular success of the novels, they might go with relative unknowns, youngsters or newcomers who will preserve Anastasia’s sense of innocence and take the on-page characters to a new level and make them something larger than a big-name celebrity who accepts the role. Perhaps someone like the gorgeous and demure “America’s Next Top Model” and “Crazy, Stupid Love” star Analeigh Tipton for Ana Steele and someone like Kellan Lutz or Alex Pettyfer for Christian Grey.

Either way, despite the importance and pressure of choosing the perfect actors, this is one sultry story that’s sure to be a casting director’s wet dream. Virgin college grad interviews billionaire entrepreneur and is thrust into a world of lavish gifts, sex, bondage, dominance and submission. What’s more, there’s still the role of Elliot, Christian Grey’s equally sexy blonde brother.

How important is it that the movie remain true to the books? Well, with author E.L. James on keeping a hand on the project, it’s likely they will try to keep it as close to the original source as possible. Though I for one wouldn’t complain if they made some tweaks to the script to pack a bigger punch on screen. Tons of bloggers and 50 Shades fans proposed that real-life brothers Liam and Chris Hemsworth would make a hot duo to play Christian and Elliot — but the problem is, in the books the two characters are described as looking nothing alike. In the book they’re adopted.

Here’s what we know now: Despite all the fans who think he would make a sexy Christian Grey, True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard has said he is not interested in the role. According to a tweet by “American Psycho” writer Bret Easton Ellis, he got “inside information” that porn star James Deen is in the running to play Grey.

Will they cast someone with an innocent aura to preserve the believability of Ana’s lack of sexual experience? That would certainly rule out dozens of otherwise satisfying contenders. For one, cutie Nina Dubrov of “The Vampire Diaries”. There’s a long list of T.V. favorites including Gilmore Girls sweetheart Alexis Bledel, Allexandra Daddario of “White Collar” (and Matt Bomer, also a “White Collar” star is reportedly a contender for Grey), the stunning Emilia Clarke of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars and Felicity Jones of “The Worst Witch”.

Shia LaBeouf is reportedly being considered for the role — which could give a serious bump to the career of the star of the 2013 film “The Nymphomaniac” opposite Nicole Kidman. Given recent circumstances, it’s very unlikely that Twilight co-stars Kristin Stewart and Rob Pattinson

The most common rumor is that Ryan Gosling is under serious consideration for the role of Christian Grey, though he has neither confirmed nor denied his interest or ties to the role. And Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame had previously stated that if Gossling was to play Grey, she is in to play Ana Steele.

What are your thoughts? Would Ryan and Emma be a match made in BDSM heaven — or would you like to see another pair?

2 Responses to “50 Shades of Grey Movie Cast: Who Will Play Christian and Anastasia?”

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    Good article. The book was an eye opener about spicing up sex in the bedroom.

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    Damn… I never really looked into that movie, but that’s intense, sex toy line from 50 shades of grey?

    Bit crazy but, hey why not right?

    -Elli Sanders

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