I LOVE Jamie Dornan. Yes, I said it. But I love him in The Fall (UK) and I wish he wasn’t going to be Christian Grey because now I have to go see this inevitable piece of trash just to revel in his Northern Irish beauty. Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele? I have no thoughts yet, I will let you know. I am sure you all have thoughts though, so let ‘em rip.
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Charlie Hunnam is waving bye-bye to playing the part of Christian Grey in the much-anticipated film adaptation of the bestseller, 50 Shades of Grey. Universal issued an official statement saying that Hunnam’s shooting schedule on TV’s Sons of Anarchy was the cause for him dropping out, but there has been some speculation that there were “alternate reasons” for his departure, ie, he was freaked out about playing this part and if there was a backlash, what it might do to his career. So, once again, the calls go out – who has the balls to play Christian Gray? Who do YOU want to see cast? (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
Blisteringly handsome Tron: Legacy actor Garrett Hedlund, 28, whom you’ll see soon in the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, has turned down the role that every young male in Hollywood covets: the 27-year-old billionaire sadist Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey. Garrett didn’t want to be trapped into starring in a trilogy, and producers wouldn’t let him be in just one movie. Pity, because he had been handpicked by author E.L. James to play bondage-loving Grey. Aaron Johnson turned down the part, too, and he’s married to the director, Sam Taylor-Johnson. Meanwhile, Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder spent months campaigning for the role, but author James rejected him. So the part’s still up for grabs, guys. And so’s the female lead, Grey’s submissive love interest Anastasia Steele. The erotic S&M romance, which is only R-rated, ignited a bidding war between studios. Focus Features and Universal partnered last year to land the rights to the trilogy from James, who is signed on as a producer, for $5 million. You’ve read the books? Who would you cast? The movie’s scheduled to be released about a year from now. (Combined reports; photo: Pacific Coast News)
Freckle-face Eddie Redmayne is being fought over for his next leading role, which Deadline reports is probably going to be as physicist Stephen Hawking in Theory Of Everything, the film directed by Man on Wire‘s Oscar-winner James Marsh. The biopic could hand Redmayne the opportunity to display the same kind of tour-de-force performance that won Daniel Day-Lewis an Oscar for My Left Foot. The movie will focus on the relationship between Hawking and his wife – either his first, Jane Wilde, or his second, Elaine Mason, we don’t know. Meanwhile, Redmayne has also been approached to star with Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts in a new adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd.
Channing Tatum has put himself on the block to play Christian Grey in the lame-ass 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. I’m assuming many a hot Hollywood hunk will want this role because A) It’s an easy paycheck in a big way (sure to bring in the big bucks) and B) What straight dude wouldn’t want this role? Personally, dude doesn’t do much for my loins, but I suppose he would be fine in this role. But honestly? Bring on Joe Manganiello and every single woman (and man) in the world will see this film, shitty script or not. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)