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Charlie Hunnam (“Pacific Rim”, “Sons of Anarchy”) has officially been cast as Christian Grey.
Well that was fast.
Wow. From “Ben and Kate” and “21 Jump Street” to a movie about a young woman getting involved with a billionaire’s S&M games. It looks like the highly coveted lead in the film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has finally gone to Dakota Johnson.
For those of you who haven’t been keeping track, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is an erotic novel by E.L. James that, from all the reviews I’ve read, is a bad “Twilight” fan fic. Which is saying something. How bad does your book have to be in the first place to be considered a bad “Twilight” knock-off? I mean, have you tried to read the “Twilight” books? Good God.
In any case, the movie is big news, and Dakota Johnson has officially landed the role of the female lead, Anastasia Steele, a “young college graduate who has a sexual awakening with Christian Grey, a young industrialist who takes her virginity. She falls in love with him, but his insistence she take the role of submissive and open herself to his S&M fantasies leaves her emotionally torn because otherwise he is the perfect guy.”
Grey is still uncast.
There are three books in the series, because apparently the above synopsis can be expanded into three books. How that is even remotely possible is beyond me. I’m guessing lots and lots of filler material.
“Fifty Shades of Grey”, the first of a series of books, is scheduled to open next year, August 1, 2014. That, incidentally, puts it up against Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”. It’s pretty brilliant counter programming if you ask me — fanboy comic book movie vs. erotic movie for housewives. I would love to see the line at the movies on August 1st.
Via : Deadline