The Movie Version of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Casting Choices – Are You Happy With Them? [POLL]
Probably the one book that every woman I know read from cover to cover and wanted more.
And now the movie version of the book is set to hit theaters in 2014.
But the casting choices have been the subject of much discussion among women.
Not so much dudes, but ladies.
Are you happy with the decision to cast “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam in the role of Christian Grey?
And what about the move to cast Dakota Johnson in the role of Anastasia?
I tell you what. When I mentioned to my wife who the choices were after I’d seen the story in the News, I thought she was going to bite my head off.
“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam and “21 Jump Street” beauty Dakota Johnson have landed the coveted roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, the book’s author revealed on Monday.
James took to her Twitter page to announce the big news.
“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,” she wrote.
Minutes later James added that Hunnam, 33, would be the male lead. The actor is most known for his role on the hit FX drama and for starring in Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim.”
Johnson is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and has had minor roles in films such as “The Social Network” and “The Five-Year Engagement.”
Early casting rumors included well-known names like Emma Watson and Armie Hammer, but the British beauty and the “Lone Ranger” star both denied that they had signed on.
The first film adaptation from the erotic trilogy, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, is due in theaters on Aug. 1, 2014.
James’ books have catapulted the British author to worldwide fame and wealth, after selling more than 70 million copies. She’s currently tied for third — with Simon Cowell and Howard Stern — on Forbes’ top-earning celebrities list for raking in $95 million this year.
It’s been speculated that “Fifty Shades” could get an NC-17 or R rating for its sex scenes, though it’s unclear how much of the book’s racy content will translate on screen.
Well, for my money, if they want the biggest possibly audience, it should probably get an NC-17.
Unless they guys to come up with excuses like, “I’d rather stay home and watch the game!” Even if there’s no game on!