Could Hollywood’s latest “it” girl, Jennifer Lawrence be cast as Anastasia Steele in the much anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey Movie? Rumer has it that hot off her Oscar win, Jen is the name on the tip of everyone connected to the projects tongue. Recent talk also seems to indicate that Alex Pettyfer may actually have been cast in the role of Christian Grey and that the producers are now looking for a woman that will play well off of his blend of charisma and sex appeal.
Fifty Shades of Grey is now likely to begin filming next spring in London and that time table actually would jive with Jen’s busy schedule. I have to admit, she wasn’t someone that I originally pictured as Ana, but the more I think about it, it could work. In the book series Ana starts off as an ingenue and then slowly dips her toe into the BDSM world. I could imagine Jen and Alex steaming things up and really bringing these characters to life.
Originally the author of the series, E. L. James really wanted completely unknown actors cast because if the film hits as big as the book did, the lead actors will be instant starts. Think of what the Twilight series did and how it boosted the careers of everyone involved! I can understand why she didn’t want to bring in already familiar faces, but do you think maybe she has changed her mind? Jen is great at morphing into different characters and she does have the necessary innocent edge to do Ana justice, but would James see that or will she stick to her initial idea of making sure that whomever plays Ana epitomizes the role?
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