This morning I was tagged to an article on wetpaint.com, announcing the two main characters for one of the Most Anticipated movies of 2014 has been cast. Some friends know me too well. I’d read a similar article only a couple hours earlier and had a discussion with my husband about the two actors.
The Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation is being produced by Universal Pictures & Focus Features. Now that I think about it, it was probably really hard to consider first class actors for these roles. Assuming there will be three movies, a lot of sexual and graphic scenes, with a side of naughty language, someone like Channing Tatum (hubby’s preference for Mr Grey) probably can’t stand the heat or tarnish his good image with this erotic movie. Charlie & Dakota are in it so they better start getting used to each other because millions of fans & critics will be watching them, up close and personal next year.
Charlie Hunnam, probably better known as his character Jax on Sons of Anarchy (2008-) has been cast as the leading male, Mr Christian Grey. Charlie has limited credits to his name which makes his ideal for this role. He looks good in a suit. I think Christian is dark-haired but dye can fix that & I’m guessing under all these layers he is a fit man. He has plenty of time to get into shape.
Dakota Johnson has a couple of hit films to her name, 21 Jump Street (2012) & The Social Network (2010), and worked alongside big stars like Channing Tatum (remember, hubby’s preference). She has been cast as the leading female, Miss Anastasia (Ana) Steele. I picked Ana as a brunette and her flatmate Kate to be the blonde. I think Dakota (as pictured above) would make a better Kate and someone who looks a little Rooney Mara (without her bangs & a little more her in Nightmare on Elm Street).
I’m gonna be honest, I’ve read the books and LOVED them! I’ve passed them onto a few ladies in my social circle to read too. I recommend them to all New Adults & Romance fans. You have to get out of the Young Adult genre at some time and these are the books to help you.
No matter who gets cast, I am totally going to see this movie & I don’t think it will be with the hubby though… it’s more a ladies night out I think?
So, tell me, what do you think of the cast (so far) or who do you think would’ve been better cast? Hit me in the Comments section & make sure to add links to photos so we can all see.
See my review of the first novel Fifty Shades of Grey here
Update: Some online favourites… Henry & Matt look like the same man?