Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey Casting News

 Possibly the most eagerly-awaited casting announcement to come out of Hollywood in years was announced over the weekend.  We now know who will be playing the coveted roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

Meet Christian Grey (Charlie Hunnam) 

Currently starring as Jackson "Jax" Teller on the FX series Sons of Anarchy, Hunnam's film credits include Nicholas Nickleby, Cold Mountain, Children of Men and Pacific Rim.

Meet Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson)

Johnson is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson and starred in a memorable, but minor, role in 2010's The Social Network as the college hook up of Napster founder Sean Parker, played by Justin Timberlake.  Johnson also appeared in Need for Speed, 21 Jump Street and The Five-Year Engagement

For months rumors have swirled that a variety of different actors could be cast in the erotic roles.  Emma Watson, Shailene Woodley and Analeigh Tipton were all named as possibilities for Anastasia, while Matt Bomer, Ian Somerhalder, Henry Cavill, Alex Pettyfer, Robert Pattinson a Alexander Skarsgard all had their names mentioned for the role of Christian.

What do you think of the casting news?