The new members to have joined the film as the cast are Eloise Mumford as Kate Cavanaugh , Max Martini as Jason Taylor, Rita Ora cast as Jamie Dornan’s sister, Dylan Neal as Anastasia Steele’s Step Father, Marcia Gay Harden Cast as Christian Grey’s Mother and Jennifer Ehle cast as Anastasia Steele’s Mother.If this is enough gossip for you, or not, do not forget to catch the movie coming February 2015 for your very own hands down experience.
If you are still not excited about the ‘Fifty Shades….’ trilogy, you must be literally from Mars or Venus! After all, all earthlings could not be more excited about the sadomasochistic tale penned by British author EL James. The tale of love, longing and BDSM inspired physical intimacy between characters has already won many followers right from the time when it was released as an e-book. The popularity of the e-book prompted publishers to release it as a novel in three volumes. Now that the first part of the novel is all ready to be released, the anticipation around does not show any sign of fizzing out.
The author who has brought BDSM and sadomasochism to the fore in the form of a literary work might be responsible for introducing her readers to the idea, but as a result of the explicit nature of the ‘love story’ it is due to get an NC-17 rating. But readers who have already read the novel/s do not mind as long as the storyline is reflected in its entirety on the big screen. But there’s a catch here too. The now famous, ‘Inner Goddess’ monologue, mouthed by Anastasia in the movie, will be left out! But if it’s any solace to her readers and viewers, the fiction based on the novel will still feature Christian Grey’s neckties, the hardware store scene among other things.
But the designer ties, and the toys of the big boy Christian Grey are pricey enough to set the budget of the venture at around $ 40 million. And if the estimates are to be calculated right from the beginning, take heart in the fact that Focus Features had to pay around $ 5 million for the movie rights alone! Now that the costs are soaring because of delays and cast changes, it is imperative that the film does well, in spite of being released in February, a month which does not hold too much promise for Hollywood biggies.
The film is set to release at Valentine’s Day 2015 weekend, a time when most films with dubious futures are released. Though the film was all set to release in August 2014, an opportune time for summer releases, the release was pushed back by the sudden departure of Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey, but Jamie Dornan quickly filled in his shoes, thankfully that is! With precision and ultimate control on the film adapted from her novel, EL James is part of all the creative processes that include casting, script and the choice of the director. It is said that she is in talks with Rose McGowan to play the role of middle aged friend, business partner and BDSM tutor of Grey.
Among other actresses who have been eyeing this role, Katie Holmes is also in the running for the top spot as Elena or Mrs. Robinson. If you think that this is enough steamy gossip and is making you sweat, wait till you hear how Dakota Johnson was finalised as Ana, the docile college student and Grey’s submissive BDSM partner, among all other aspirants. She was so eager to land the role that she read out a monologue from Ingmar Bergman’s movie ‘Persona’ and voila! Before anybody else was even finalised as part of the cast, the (PYT) pretty young thing was chosen and has been part of the venture ever since.
It was very amazing, thrilling and sensual when Jamie Dornan the stars of Fifty Shades of Grey posed for the US magazine Entertainment Weekly. It was the first time, the stars of this movie posed together in public. The fans of the novel got a taste of what their stars would look like when they will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
Right from the beginning, the movie was marred with casting issues. Originally, Charlie Hunnam was scheduled to play the role of Christian Grey, but he pulled out of the movie citing his busy schedule. At this juncture, Jamie Dornan who has his base in Ireland has been fixed to play the lead role in the movie. It was only in the last month, it was confirmed that he would play the lead role in EL James’s best seller. In his pose for the magazine, Dornan looks into the camera while clutching his co-star Dakota Johnson to his chest. She plays the sexually adventurous student Anastasia Steele in the film. She has dyed her blond hair dark and was looking innocently to the camera. She has also placed her left hand fingers on her lips. The first official shot of the stars has evoked great response from the fans. They liked the sensual look of their stars.
As there are many changes from the things that have been fixed earlier, the releasing date of the movie also is rescheduled. Now it is scheduled to be released on the Valentine’s Day of 2015. Johnson agrees that she is trying hard to adjust herself to the new role in the movie. She says that “I want to look good naked.” She is thrilled and waiting to jump into the project.
Dornan was the former Calvin Klein model. He also admits that he is thrilled. He is thrilled because he never thought the lead role would come to him after it had been assigned to Charlie Hunnam. He feels that the role of Christian Grey in the movie is the best role that he has received in his life and was a bit nervous about the role. He says that in spite of the nervousness, he is feeling excited.
The E.L. James’ best seller describes the sexual relationship between billionaire Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele a student who comes to interview him. Dornan states that “I am not shocked by it. It is essential to tell the story. I can’t believe films that don’t invoke the sexual side of it. So it works for me.”The first official shot of the much awaited movie character for the US magazine will satisfy the fans greatly. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson posed for the magazine to give a first impression of them to the public. Their appearance together gives a new hope to the fans that the movie is going to be a thriller around the world. It is sure that the movie is going to be the talk of the world for some time to come.
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie cast: Katie Holmes to play Christian Grey’s former lover Elena Lincoln?
We all know Katie Holmes as the typical good girl, for her role in ‘Dawson’s Creek’ and now she is set to let all that good girl image get past her as she is being in talks of being cast as Elena Lincoln in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie. After casting Jamie Dornan with Dakota Johnson as the lead protagonists of the novel ‘50 Shades of Grey’, the casting team is now in the process of zeroing in on a face that will be of Elena Lincoln, who plays the former lover of the lead character Christian Grey.
The novel that has sent Hollywood into a tizzy to finalise a rocking cast, is written by E.L. James and revolves around the two main characters of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. The story also involves other important characters like the one that will supposedly be played by Katie Holmes if the cards are dealt right. After much speculation, and after the hugely publicised exit of Charlie Hunnam from the movie franchise, the producers have finalised Jamie Dornan with Dakota Jonson to step into the shoes of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. The ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie casting team should not rest till finalise all characters – major and minor.
In the hands of crafted performers like Katie Holmes, even a small role can leave a remarkable impression on critics and audiences alike. Though it has not been suggested as yet whether the role of Elena Lincoln will differ from the novel or will be lengthened or shortened, it can be said that in the E.L. James novel ‘50 Shades of Grey’, all characters will play pivotal roles to take the story of BDSM inspired love forward. When E.L. James had burst onto the literary scene with her new novel, some had called it erotic, and some had even said that it should be banned.
But contrary to the feelings of a percentage of people, 50 Shades of Grey’, has done remarkably well and by virtue of its sales, E.L. James today is the highest earning author in the world. She is just as much involved in the film as she was in the novel. Katie Holmes image as an actress is bound to go through a sea change if she finally makes the cut and joins the cast of the Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie. But at the same time, some sources and popular opinion has gone against Katie’s choice to be cast as Elena Lincoln because in the novel she is a much older woman who is ‘friends’ with Christian Grey’s mother and gives him a taste of the forbidden practices of BDSM when he is still a teen.
Till now Katie’s conservative choice as an actress in the selection of roles has been seen as a safe option. But the role of Elena Lincoln would show Hollywood the panorama of her acting prowess. Jamie Dornan with Dakota Jonson is already a part of this venture and provided Katie too joins the cast of this much publicised Hollywood outing, this movie will get another reason to be watched for.
If not Katie Holmes, who do YOU think should play the part?
The cast of the highly controversial and somewhat titillating film, “Fifty Shades of Grey” based on the best seller by EL James, has been the subject of media speculation right from day one. The fans and the Hollywood fraternity both have been waiting with bated breath to know who finally makes the cut. A little while ago, Charlie Hunnam was selected and finalized as the protagonist of the venture, Christian Grey. But after his unceremonious exit from the project, a new face has been finalized as the cold business magnate Christian Grey. The new face belongs to none other than Jamie Dornan.
The role of the docile college student, Anastasia Steele, has been finalized long ago to be played by Dakota Johnson. But what was undecided till now was who would play the role of the photographer/best friend/angst and silent lover of this beauty. This coveted role has landed in the lap of Victor Rasuk. The 29-year old actor will be playing second fiddle in this tale of BDSM inspired love story. The actor of Dominican heritage is the perfect choice to play the character of the best friend of the leading lady. With the smouldering looks of Victor Rasuk, the cast of this bondage thriller just upped their hot quotient one notch.
For all those who were pinning their hopes on Taylor Lautner to play the role of Jose Rodriguez in the film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, the selection of Victor Rasuk might come as a surprise. But if Taylor Lautner had been selected for this role, there would be too much of trivia on his C.V. Why, you ask? First, it would be another role as a second fiddle after the “Twilight” franchisee. And second, it would another literary adaptation where he would be cast as the best friend who has fallen for the leading lady. But the man of the moment is not Taylor, it is Victor. So, congratulations are in order for his selection.
The three angles of this triangular love story are dominated by the characters Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele and Jose Rodriguez. With both Jose and Christian vying for Anastasia’s attention, this was a coveted role. The romantic rivalry between Jose and Christian is quite evident right at the onset of the novel when Christian’s goes out on a coffee date with Anastasia and tries to know whether she is dating someone or not. He specifically wanted to know if she was dating Jose, who had accompanied her and her friend Kate to Christian’s photo shoot.
For those who have not read the novel, it must be divulged at this point that Kate and Anastasia are college best friends who are doing a piece on the ruggedly handsome yet eccentric entrepreneur Christian Grey for the college newspaper and hence the interview and the photo shoot. Right from day one, it was as if fate or destiny was working in mysterious ways to unite Christian and Anastasia. If everything had gone according to plans, it would have been Kate, who would have interviewed Christian. But as she was indisposed, Anastasia had to take her place.Sometimes, we do hope that fate does not follow the often trodden path, because if it had in Christian and Anastasia’s case, we would not have had a “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
Everyone is excited. At last the casting is underway for The Movie Fifty Shades of Grey. It is confirmed that Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey will spark a buzz around the movie. There is a second confirmation. It is about the ‘True Blood’ star Luke Grimes. He is officially registered as Elliot Grey, the brother of Christian Grey in the 50 Shades of Grey Movie. Luke Grimes is a talented and a famous actor in America. Universal Pictures will start the film production in December.
The news of Luke Grimes casting in the Movie Fifty Shades of Grey came amidst the frenzy created by the announcement of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey. His casting was announced by the best-selling author E L James. He tweeted in the ‘Fifty Shades account’, “Get ready to be swept off your feet. Welcome Luke Grimes to Team Fifty as Elliot Grey! The author has constant touch with the fans through social media sites. She has a huge responsibility to the fans of her novel. She has to live up to their expectations. Therefore, each character in the movie is selected after wide study and discussions.
The Movie Fifty Shades is an erotic love story between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. The role of Anastasia Steele will be played by Dakota Johnson. Christian Grey will be enacted by Jamie Dornan. There are many characters associated with these two lead roles. They are yet to be casted. Kate the friend of Anastasia Steel is another important character in the 50 Shades of Grey Movie. Many famous actors and actresses are being considered to be casted in the movie.
The story of The Movie Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotica written by E L James. As it is an erotic story, actors should be carefully chosen to suit the roles. Secondly, the novel had millions of fans across the world. These fans also should agree with the chosen actors and actresses in the movie. At first, Christian Grey was scheduled to be played by Charlie Hunnam. He had to be withdrawn from the film due to fan pressure. On the other hand, Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey has gained support from the majority of the fans. It is expected that he would make a perfect Christian Grey. Dakota Johnson who is scheduled to play the role of Anastasia Steele has gained mixed support from the fans, but as of now she is fixed to play this role. The latest confirmation is character of Elliot Grey. It will be enacted by Luke Grimes.
Luke Grimes has huge potential to play any character to great success. The fans hope that natural acting abilities will come into play when he star in the 50 Shades of Movie which is scheduled to be released on August 1 2014.
Fifty Shades’ Storyline Debate
Since the trilogy launched onto book shelves across the world, there has been debate on the storyline being termed as “abuse”
In the United Kingdom, the books have sparked debate in feminist circles around how Christian depicts women. Not only have feminists jumped on the debate, Domestic Abuse agencies have too. There has been many a debate in the public domain from these two arenas on the matter.
Now we have our two lead characters, Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnman, the movie is being brought to life and while there is still under a year to go before release, the movie is rarely out of the news.
The story is erotic, of that there is no doubt and involves pain being inflicted on a woman by a man in an erotic manner. This is plain to read and given the western world’s view on abuse of any nature, it was brave of Ms. James to bring such a story to the book shelves. What started as an online series piqued the interest of publishers and here we are a year later hearing about the two lead roles.
So, of the 70 million buyers of the book, whether it was read or not, 70 million copies of the trilogy was purchased in one way or another. This has made E.L. James one of the richest authors on the planet.
In the UK, there is still much talk of how the story depicts and promotes domestic abuse of a man towards a woman. But there is a difference, Anastasia agreed to everything and was informed at any time if she felt uncomfortable, she could issue a safe word and everything would stop. Now, that is the essence of consent. E.L. James has been very clever here, because of the consent. However, that in no way depicts that abuse has taken place. The lines of abuse are much clouded and there are no hard and fast rules in terms of abuse. Physical abuse is a whole different matter and it would appear that the more passionate of people are allowing their emotions to run away with them.
Fifty Shades is about love and the depths that two people can go within their relationship, there are many couples who act out fantasies and what goes on in private is between those two consenting people. Anastasia is clearly very much in love with Christian and him her. The fact that it has been brought to the public domain as a form of entertainment and its popularity is likely what has sparked the debate.
The very popularity of the story says more about the private thoughts of those people who bought the book. That underneath the public’s outcry, the book was highly successful and that cannot be denied.
So as far as the debate goes, which will continue, the movie will also show how people have enjoyed the whole trilogy.
What are your thoughts? Does the story advocate abuse of women? Or has the story simply brought to life the private goings of two people in a relationship?
Now that the casting calls have been put out, it looks like the studios are finally getting ready to find the right actors to play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
Throughout the running, Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel has been a favorite, but since the casting call asked for an actress aged between 20-25 years old, Bledel exceeds the age cut off since the actress is over 30.
However, this age limit hasn’t taken some of the other favorites out of the running, and it looks like Emilia Clarke is a favorite to place Anastasia Steele in the upcoming adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Clarke is already well known for her part as the Dragon Queen Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s production of Game of Thrones, but she’s a huge fan favorite for the part of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
The movie’s script by Kelly Marcel has been completed a few months ago and British director Sam Taylor-Johnson has recently been appointed. It looks like the much-anticipated movie will receive significant control from E.L. James, who wrote the bestselling erotica trilogy, since she’s retained creative control over the production and also works as a producer alongside Dana Brunetti and Mike De Luca.
Other names that are hot at the moment on the Fifty Shades scene include Henry Cavill, who has recently hit the big time with his part in the Superman movie “Man of Steel”, along with “Gangster Squad” star Ryan Gosling.
Blake Lively is another actress who has been connected with the part of Anastasia Steele, although many see her more as Kate Kavanagh, Ana’s blonde and bubbly roommate.
Despite all the casting rumors going around, it looks like Universal Pictures are open minded to casting unknowns, as a casting call has been announced for the lead roles, which is open to the public.
The movie doesn’t need a star name to carry weight, especially since the books have reached cult status all over the globe. However, now it’s official the studios are looking for a cast, hopefully Fifty Shades of Grey fans will be put out of their misery soon, and we will find our perfect Ana Steel and Christian Grey in no time.
So what do you think? Would you like to see Emilia Clarke take on the role or a different actress? Do you want a big name or an unknown to play Anastasia Steele? Let us know.
If you’re young, hot and in Hollywood there is the chance you’ve been put down on the list at some point for the role of Christian Grey or Anastasia Steele. In the role of the dominant CEO, the leading man to date has been the Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder, but if recent pictures from a few weekends back are anything to go by, the it looks like E.L. James might have just picked her male protagonist.
A while back, James said she didn’t want Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart anywhere near the Fifty Shades franchise, but after attending the Twilight star’s party the other week, has E.L. James changed her mind?
With the director having been picked, fellow Brit Sam Taylor-Johnson, we’re expecting some news shortly on the casting of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Perhaps E.L. James has changed her tune?
If you ask this question to the many Fans of Henry, the answer will be a Big YES!
Fifty Shades of Grey, the international bestselling e-book phenomenon written by E.L. James, may be getting a super actor for its male lead, Christian Grey. Henry Cavill, Superman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming summer action-adventure film “Man of Steel,” has come to the fore of many Fifty Shades fans’ lists for actors to play Christian. Several fan-made trailers have paired him with Emilia Clarke, Alexis Bledel, and others playing opposite him as Anastasia Steele (no actress has been publicly announced for that role either). These steamy trailers began popping up online in recent months as the race to pick the actor to play Christian heats up.
Cavill is still largely an unknown, having appeared in a handful of films, mostly appearing in minor roles in several direct-to-video films and other, wide-distribution films that were not well received (to say the least judging by the 5% Tomatometer ranking of his last film, The Cold Light of Day). The novel’s wealthy entrepreneur with a taste for sadism and dominance would certainly be a change of direction from Clark Kent/Superman, as the actor admitted to news sources.
Henry Cavill on Jay Leno Show
Kate Kavanagh is described with strawberry-blonde hair, green eyes and a curvy figure. Ana also goes on to say that Kate’s beauty leaves men “tongue-tied.”
Keeley does have the looks and the figure, and we could imagine her blending into the role of the bubbly blonde roommate pretty easily. Whether Keeley is interested in the role is another matter, although, perhaps if offered the part, the British beauty wouldn’t turn down such a big role.
To date, fans have been busy speculating on the casting of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, and the smaller roles haven’t really been discussed. Blake Lively’s name has come up a lot as a popular choice for Kate, and it’s easy to see why the Gossip Girl actress is a favorite with many fans. She’s bubbly, beautiful and her character Serena Van Der Woodsen on Gossip Girl definitely fits Kate’s personality well. Blake is no superstar, but she does have a big enough name to get people to notice.
So which actress would make a better Kate Kavanagh? Would you like to see someone who is a little more in the spotlight like Blake Lively or go for an obscure British beauty like Keeley Hazell? Who do you think would be a good choice for the part of Kate Kavanagh? Have you thought about any other minor roles in the Fifty Shades of Grey movies?