50 Shades of Grey Lead Roles Finally Cast

50 Shades of Grey Lead Roles Finally Cast 3

After months and months of waiting, speculation and casting rumors the film adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey finally cast its lead roles. James herself announced the news this morning via her her twitter that Dakota Johnson would take on the role of Anastasia Steele and Charlie Hunnam would star opposite as Christian Grey. Her tweet read “I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey”. A later second tweet read; “The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.” Dakota, who is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, is best known for her starring role on the now cancelled Fox sitcom Ben & Kate and also had roles in The Five-Year Engagement and 21 Jump Street. Hunnam, who stars on Sons of Anarchy as Jax Teller  has also had previous roles in Pacific Rim and Deadfall.

Ryan Gosling as Christian Grey?

Ryan Gosling as Christian Grey

Rumors have been buzzing around that Ryan Gosling is the No. 1 choice for the lead role in the Fifty Shades of Grey big screen adaptation. Author E.L. James’ husband Niall Leonard tells the U.K’s Now magazine that the “last he heard” Gosling is the No. 1 choice to play Christian Grey. As per usual the 31 year old hunky actor’s rep has not commented on the casting rumors. Ever since the new broke that Fifty Shades would be turned into a movie the internet has been buzzing with possible casting ideas including Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder who has publicly expressed interest in playing the lead role. Despite all the rumors surrounding who would play Christian Grey there has been little rumors about who would be cast as the lead female role of Anastasia Steele. So who do you think should get the honor of playing Anastasia and what do you think about Gosling as Grey?

Fifty Shades Surpasses Harry Potter

The U.K can’t get enough of Christian and Anastasia. E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has outsold J.K. Rowling’s seven book Harry Potter series on Amazon U.K. More specifically the first novel in the literotica series has pulled ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, outselling the last novel in the series by a factor of two to one. And over here in America Fifty Shades is having a similar reaction. The novels are topping Amazon’s U.S. bestseller chart in print and Kindle sales but has yet to break records in the same fashion it has across the pond.

Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Rumors

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The search for the lead roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele continues. Numerous celeb names keep getting added to the mix of those already out such as Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Ian Somerhalder. New notables include Emma Watson, William Levy, and even Angelina Jolie. Both Watson and Levy have spoken out about the rumors. Watson told Entertainment Weekly, “I haven’t read the book, I haven’t a read a script, nothing. There are so many movies you become attached to when I’ve literally never even received a phone call. It was the same way with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo—I never even saw a script!” Meanwhile Levy spke to Celebuzz and said, “If the opportunity comes for me to play this role, it would be amazing. It’s a great book…[and] every day I hear about it. I see the fans saying it all over. I would play it. I would love to do it. We’ve just got to see.” Jolie has yet to make a comment.