The filmmakers behind Fifty Shades of Grey are slowly starting to narrow down their cast list. After meeting with several interested parties, sources say that they’ve started to look specifically at a few actors and actresses.
This film, despite its ‘unique’ subject matter, could be a make or break part for any young actor or actress. If the filmmakers and studio decide to go with unknowns, like many people have been hinting for some time, then this will launch them into the stratosphere. Fifty Shades of Grey, so long as they are faithful to the book, is as sure-fire as you get with the box office. Much like Twilight, it comes with a built-in fanbase that’s fanatical about the books, and will go see the movie no matter what. There’s no worry about the film flopping like The Host or several other book-to-film adaptations because the audience for the books is a lot larger, and they’re
crazier more passionate than the normal fans.
Considering that the quality of the books is also pretty low to begin with, they can really only go up with the movie, especially with a talented director, talented producers, and [hopefully] talented actors.
Several major actors have been rumored for the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, including Henry Cavill, Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer, Alexis Bledel, Emilia Clarke, and Emma Watson. People like Emma Watson and Henry Cavill have pretty much shrugged off their involvement with the film, and most of the other candidates are staying mum on their involvement.
Regardless, since the studio is starting to lock in their ideal cast, we should be getting specific names within the next month and a possible confirmation by fall.
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