Sam Taylor-Johnson has revealed that she has cast husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. When the 47-year-old was confirmed to be directing the big screen adaptation of E. L James hit erotic novel, it immediately sparked speculation that her hunky husband Aaron Taylor, 23 would star in the lead role of Christian Grey. But the Godzilla star quickly ruled himself out of the rumor, insisting he was too young to play the handsome billionaire with a taste for bondage.
Sam Taylor Johnson is currently busy in the post production stage of her hugely anticipated movie, which is due to hit cinemas on 13th February 2015 just before Valentine’s Day. So, far aside from some teasing tidbits from Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and the rest of the cast, Sam and her team have kept resolutely quite about the movie.
At this week’s premiere for husband Aaron’s new movie Godzilla though, Sam did let slip some details, including the hugely exciting news that Aaron, who she directed him in 2009 John Lennon biopic “Nowhere Boy” does appear in her film in another role. Sam was asked by Access Hollywood on the red carpet at the premiere of Godzilla if she had found a way for her 23-year-old hubby to be in the film. “Actually, I have,” Sam said with a laugh after a bit of hesitation. Unfortunately the director wouldn’t say anymore on exactly how big a part Aaron has or what his involvement is exactly. The Fall’s Jamie Dornan will be playing Christian Grey in the film, opposite Dakota Johnson - daughter of Melanie Griffiths and Don Johnson - as his lover Anastasia Steele.
Sam Taylor opted for tight Black leather dress at the premiere on Godzilla in London on Sunday evening. Making sure it took centre stage she wore her blonde hair off her face and accessorized simply with a pair of stilettos and a small clutch bag. Aaron, who plays US Navy Lieutenant Ford Brody, looked his usual dashing self as he wore a crisp white shirt, left unbuttoned and a sharp suit.
Aaron Taylor was seen on set of Fifty Shades of Grey with his wife during shooting in Vancouver earlier this year though, making it easy for the star to make a cameo appearance. The filmmaker also spilled that the post productions work on Fifty Shades is “going good. I’m editing it right now, so I’m deep in the thick of it.” When asked if the movie has turned out like she wanted, 47-year-old Sam added: “Absolutely. Yeah. I’m excited.”Aaron was quick to remind his wife not to reveal all the secrets though! “Hush, hush. Don’t give anything away yet,” the actor joked.
When the movie comes out, keep your eyes peeled for Aaron Taylor-Johnson, husband of the director, Sam Taylor-Johnson. An adaptation of E.L. James’ novel of the same name, it stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele respectively. Supported by Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, and Rita Ora, it’s due February 13, 2015.
The saying goes that practice makes a man perfect, but in Dakota Johnson’s case we have to say that practice makes a woman perfect. Now that Dakota has geared up to make her lark as a leading lady, it seems only natural that she will get better with more practice. And to get that much needed practice, she will be seen next in the romantic comedy movie “Date and Switch”, and given that the film releases this Valentine’s Day, which is exactly a year before her major release 50 Shades Movie, which releases on the 13th of February 2015, we are bound to ask the question, is Valentine’s Day her favorite time of the year?
Doesn’t matter what she will dish out for us next Valentine’s Day, this year seems promising enough with her release, which again finds her balancing confused feelings, some her own and some her ex-boyfriend’s who plans to lose his virginity before senior prom and makes a pact about this with his childhood friend. The only problem is that, he is gay. Don’t get us wrong when we say that being gay is the problem. The problem is that, he is a guy, who used to hate girls (Dakota in question) and now announces that he is gay and hence cannot participate in the said pact and lose his virginity by senior prom (for he does not have a boyfriend).
Most of the film then talks about and moves on the quest for the gay dude for Dakota’s ex-boyfriend, Matty, while in the whole process, Dakota and Michael (the straight childhood friend) getting closer to each other. Even if the plot sounds like one of those merry-go-around relationship rom-coms, we still suggest you watch it, so that you can get a fair idea of the kind of practice (smooching included) she is getting. We all know that Dakota’s big break is starring in the movie 50 Shades of Grey Movie, and before she was a familiar face as the leading lady she now is, she used to be on television more often, in the series “Ben and Kate”.
But the big screen did not completely elude her, for she has also appeared in minor roles in movies such as “The Five Year Engagement” and “The Social Network”. But playing the role of Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of the novel of the same name by E.L. James is her biggest role till date and she has admitted recently in an interview given to a prominent magazine that she does not have a problem doing anything and also that she has no shame.
The question of shame, of course, arises because we all know what the content of the film adaptation of Fifty Shades” is. When it comes to adapting an novel, what more can you expect other than steamy, sensual and racy scenes? But the Fifty Shades franchise does not mean to have only skin show as its content, it also plays around with the primary character of the novel, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele and tries to establish a romance and a love story there.
It is time for the fans and the followers of the Fifty Shades trilogy to rejoice. After months of speculation, the producers have finally released the first official poster of the Movie Fifty Shades and the female fans might have guessed it, it does feature the man of the moment, Jamie Dornan who plays the role of the titular and the pivotal character of Christian Grey. In the poster, which was unveiled recently, Jamie aka Christian Grey can be seen standing with his back to the audience, wearing one of his signature sharp suits and looking out over the Seattle skyline. The imagery is representative of a king overlooking his kingdom, but that’s just saying the least, for Christian Grey is truly a ladies’ man.
The caption on the first official poster reads, “Mr. Grey Will See You Now”. This is a direct reference to the first time Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey had met each other at the latter’s office, where she had gone to take the interview of the debonair entrepreneur Christian Grey. But their chance meeting was truly orchestrated by the Gods, for it was Kate Kavanagh, Ana’s friend and roommate who was supposed to take Grey’s interview for the college newspaper. Having rendered indisposed, Ana had to take her place and go for the interview. It was this first chance encounter between the two which snowballed into a sado-masochistic relationship between the two. Most fans would remember that it was this Jamie Dornan, who, when he stepped into the shoes of Charlie Hunnam, was the subject of constant speculation.
Most insiders thought that it would be a tough task for the Irish actor to woo the female following after he was chosen among the likes of Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder. But it seems that the 31 year old is doing just fine in that department, and if he has anything to thank, it should be his sculpted good looks. There have been many such scenes which have been shot and found their way into our hearts thanks to the leaked snaps. In all those leaked snaps if there was something which was common, it was the rugged good looks of this father of one. Even the novel’s creator, E.L. James thinks that Jamie is the perfect choice as Mr. Christian Grey.
The first official poster of the film was Tweeted by the author and this time too we are completely floored by what we see. Not only alone, Jamie looks equally impressive when he is paired with the leading lady of the film, Dakota Johnson, who stars as Anastasia Steele. In all the scenes they have shot together, Jamie and Dakota complement each other completely. Whether it was the ‘contract scene’ or the ‘cafe scene’ or the recently shot ‘hardware scene’, it looks as if Jamie Dornan was born to rule female hearts.
One most important bit of information that is unmistakable on the poster of the film is the date of release. After battling a lot of ifs and buts, the film will finally release on the 13th of February 2015.
So what if the weather is playing a spoilt sport. When you have the hot looking pair of former Calvin Klein model Jamie Dornan and the delicate beauty Dakota Johnson, who have an even hotter chemistry, worrying about the weather would be the last thing to do. But we wish if that were true. In fact, with the polar vortex, driving the temperatures down even further, especially in America. and Canada, this is the worst winter in most recent times. And for a film which has been in the eye of the storm from the beginning, the shooting getting stalled now due to the vagaries of the weather is just ominous.
Though the filming has already begun in parts of Canada, and some of the leaked pictures have also suggested that the crucial bike scene, the contract scene and the cafe scene have already been shot, several of the outdoor scenes are still pending and we have to rely on the weather Gods alone to give us a glimpse of the next set of shooting pictures, which will only be possible once the shooting actually starts. Even in these scenes, the casting team and the lead pair have been seeing trying to warm up in quilted jackets and Ugg boots and beat the chill. For example, when the shooting pictures of the ‘contract scene’ emerged, Anastasia Steele aka Dakota was seen wearing a quilted jacket over her red dress trying to feel a little warmer.
The same thing happened with Jamie as well, he too was seen in a quilted jacket, over the sharp suit which made his resemble the self made billionaire, Christian Grey a little more. The bike scene, however, saw them take the chill a little more jovially, as they took to ballroom dancing to stay warm in between shots. Dressed in quilted jackets again, the pair mock danced their way into staying warm. The only scene where they might have got some genuine comfort and were shielded from the cold was the cafe scene, where they were sitting indoors (inside a cafe, to be precise) and enjoying hot cups of coffee while Ana opened herself up to the quizzes of the dark and brooding entrepreneur.
It was recently reported, though that the casting team was considering a change in venue and had most probably chosen Miami as their next destination. For all those who have read the book, know that some of the scenes take place in Seattle, but given the current wayward ways of the weather, Miami emerged as the most suitable location to shoot those scenes. The skyline of downtown Miami also resembles the skyline of Vancouver, hence the cast and the crew can easily shift base than brave this weather. Reports also surfaced that after the team is done with Miami, they are heading off to Spain to shoot the honeymoon scenes.
Though it might be a little too early in the day to think about the three books in one film theory, author and co-producer, E.L. James has rubbished such rumours. So, we can hope that as the weather brightens and warms up, so will our luck with this Movie Fifty Shades.
Fifty Shades of Grey: First Videos from the shooting
The world of all Fifty Shades Movie has come to a standstill since the news has spread that Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who are playing Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey Movie will be heading off to Spain to shoot the honeymoon scenes. Yes, you heard it right, the honeymoon scenes!
While the fans are happy to see the lead pair of Ana and Christian Grey make love to each other for the screen. Jordan Masterson, the 27 year old actor boyfriend of Dakota Johnson is uncomfortable as the news of the unit shifting to Spain was heard to him. The Movie Fifty shades, which is slated to release on the 13th of February 2015, has already been in the news for its NC-17 rating and steamy scenes of BDSM inspired.
The fans are hoping for a three film deal like the novels written by E.L. James come in a trilogy. The movie Fifty Shades of Grey is widely anticipated not only for its rich, but also for the love story that is at the core of it. Many would see only the Red Room of Pain and the non-disclosure agreements and contracts which ‘bind’ the purely relationship of Ana and Grey, but there are situations which touch gently upon the romance aspect of it all. In the scene where Grey saves Ana from a racing biker and gently pushes a strand of her hair behind her ears to inquire if she is doing well, will certainly make you wonder what their relationship is like.
In the ‘contract scene’ when Ana comes down to have a meeting with Grey, and where he gives her a brown envelope which has her copy of the contract, it can be seen that while she is leaving, she gently plants a kiss on the cheeks of Grey, played by Irish hunk, Jamie Dornan, as he looks on in bewilderment. This ‘near-kiss’ experience makes the couple realise that probably there is more to their relationship than BDSM inspired . If you want to know further about the movie fifty shades wait till February 13th 2015.