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A Week In 50 Shades Of Grey Casting Madness!

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Is everyone as exhausted as we are trying to keep track of all of the 50 Shades of Grey movie news?!

More specifically, all the rumors FLYING around about who will be bringing the seksiness of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele to life on the silver, handcuff-bound screen?!

Yeah. WE KNOW!

Luckily, we've got it all right here for you, condensed and ready to take your mind wandering to all sorts of nasty, wonderful little places…AFTER THE JUMP!

March 26th:

After an INTENSE bidding war, Universal and Focus Features win out for the rights to bring the Twilight Fanfic-turned-best-selling S&M sensation to the big screen.

Speculation in our minds over who will play the titular main characters runs rampant.

April 25th:

Chris Pine is asked about 50 Shades walking the red carpet at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, claims he'd be interested in playing Christian if the script were good! Salivation begins.

May 1st:

We spontaneously combust when Alexander Skarsgard hears of the project, and jokes that he was "born to play that part."

May 18th:

Chris Hemsworth admits that "maybe" he's interested in the role of Christian. Ian Somerhalder's name is also thrown into the mix. By this point we're already head over heels in dream-casting that we can't even deal!

June 8th:

In a nice change of pace, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale says she wants to play Anastasia!

June 11th:

In a WEIRD change of pace, American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis announces that he's interested in writing the 50 Shades movie adaptation! Throws props to previous collaborator Ian Somerhalder for Christian!

June 13th:

When asked about the potentially participating in the project, Selena Gomez admits she thinks the role of Anastasia would be "a little too much" for her, and suggested an older actress to play the part.

June 19th:

Apparently, Emma Roberts disagrees, and despite not even reading the original work, admits that "it sounds awesome. Anything racy, hot. Sure, let's get hot."

June 21st:

Chris Pine clarifies on his earlier remarks regarding playing Christian. Says original quote taken out of context, but if the script were good, he would "take a look at it."

June 22nd:

Kristen Stewart brings the original novel's beginnings as Twilight fanfiction full-circle when she reveals that she'd consider playing Bondage Bella 2.0, but she still has to finish the book before she decides.

Molly Ringwald provides HIGHlarious commentary while reading the series, and publicly declares her support of Bret Easton Ellis penning the adaptation!

PHEW! Okay!

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369 comments to “A Week In 50 Shades Of Grey Casting Madness!”

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  1. C says – reply to this


    Alexander Skarsgard is "THE PERFECT CHOICE" for the role of Christian Grey! 100% sure of it (refer to his role as Eric Northman in True Blood!) Matt Bomer could do the part also (he's so dapper in White Collar). As for Anastasia Steele, I can see Emilia Clarke (check out her Daenerys Targaryen role in Game of Thrones) and Amanda Seyfried!

  2. Camila says – reply to this


    Kristen Stewart, honestly? Wasn't Fkng up Twilight, enough. I seriously hope it's only publicity. Emma Roberts? too square, Gomez looks like a 12 yrs old. Lucy Hale and Ian Somerhalder would be perrrfect.

  3. miriam says – reply to this



  4. Yvette says – reply to this


    When I read the guy who comes to mind is Alexander S. he truly is the perfect guy for this role!

  5. 105

    NO to Kristen Stewart as Anastacia!

  6. 106

    Ryan kitsch would be gr8 in the role

  7. 107

    Sorry Taylor kitsch.. Or Ryan gosling both can be broody

  8. 108

    Kristen Stewart is my pick for anistasia!

  9. 109

    Re: samanthayh – Only because it would be Bella 2.0 and it would be kinda funny. To see how she would handle a role like that

  10. Doa says – reply to this


    I think Garrett Hedlund could do Christian :) He's amazing <3

  11. 111

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers!!!!!!

  12. prg says – reply to this


    colin egglesfield for christian grey

  13. nikki says – reply to this


    i think Ian Somerhalder would be perfect for the role, the way he plays ”Damon” fits the role of Christian Grey. However I have an idea in regards to the movie, What if you kept the Identity of Christain Grey a secret and on the cover of the movie where they have a masked ball at a charity function and christain Grey with his back to the camera looking at Ana who is looking at Christian (towards the camera but eyes on Christain) wearing a mask, It will be a huge anticipation to finding out who is Mr Grey, the first night will sell out and make history and the cast members and people involved in the movie will have to sign a NDA. I think Alexis Bledel or Alexandra Daddario will play the role perfect for Ana

  14. Melissa MacNeil says – reply to this


    Henry cavill is Christian Grey just look at pictures of him in a suit he is perfect in everyway he can dye his hair and in some pictures he has gray eyes. Just like the book says he is sex on legs!!!

  15. Bianca says – reply to this


    IAN SOMERHALDER is the only Christian Grey in my opinion! He is perfect for the role!

  16. Angelina3 says – reply to this


    In my opinion the only man that can be Christian Grey is IAN SOMERHALDER. I have read all three books and he is the only one I can picture doing the movie! He has all of Christian's characteristics and can bring women to their knees. If they don't cast him they don't know what they are doing. This would make him a even bigger star. I think he has a huge teen following now because of Vampire Diaries but, with this movie he would become a big time star! As far as Anastasia is concerned I think Lucy Hale or Emmy Rossum are the best picks. Sharon Stone is a great Mrs. Robinson:) Fingers crossed for IAN!

  17. Lorena says – reply to this


    Alexander Skarsgard would be absolutely perfect as Christian. Don't get me wrong I like Ian and Matt but since Alex has played Eric on True Blood, I know he is perfect for the role. I couldn't imagine anyone else being a better Christian Grey.

  18. 118

    NICK ZANO for Christian GREY!

  19. 119

    Lucy Hale Is ANASTASIA!

  20. Crys. says – reply to this


    Adam Levine would make a perfect Christian!

  21. Kuonster says – reply to this


    NOOOOO OMG!!! No Kristen Stewart PLEASE! She'll ruin the film like how she ruined Snow White and The Huntsman! I put Lucy Hale and Ian Somerhalder up for vote! (and I think Diana Agron should've played Snow White)

  22. Melissa says – reply to this


    I really hope kristen stewart is not cast as Ana!!! I would not go see the movie if she is! she will ruin the movie and the books forever!!! I would be ok with ANYONE but kristen!!! I vote Ian Somerhalder or Matt Bomer for Christian!!!

  23. J says – reply to this


    Re: Ashley – I totally agree with you about Emma Stone. She has that understated natural beauty and is witty and strong minded just like Anna..

  24. sushma says – reply to this


    MATT BOMER, MATT BOMER, and, oh yeh, MATT BOMER for Christian Grey, he was born for the part and as for Anasatia, ALEXIS BLEDEL, blue eyes and she is pretty but not overly pretty

  25. sushma says – reply to this


    Re: Laura – AGREED!!!!!

  26. HALEY says – reply to this


    personally Colin Egglesfield would be great for Christian and Alexandra Daddario for Anastasia :) just my opinion.

  27. jess says – reply to this


    if kristen stewart acts she will ruin the whole thingggg

  28. alex says – reply to this


    chris evans for christian grey and leighton meester for anastasia steele!!! please!!!

  29. Tara says – reply to this


    Re: Attie – TOTALLY agree! Love Ian. He's sooo perfect. And kristen is horrible choice for this role! There's a girl on the cw's show "la complex" named Abbey that would be great. I think they should go with a no name for the role of ANa

  30. rm says – reply to this


    NO to Rob and Kristen for this movie! I loved them in Twilight but I think I'd rather see new faces on the screen especially for this kind of movie. Not a fan of Lucy Hale or Emma Roberts or Shailene Woodly to play the role of Ana either.

  31. 131

    Henry Cavill hands down!
    Henry has proven himself in this type of role as the smoldering hot, charismatic playboy in The Tudors as Charles Brandon. Moreover, Henry has all shown the versatility of his acting chops in his Films & other TV performances. Henry would nail it. He has the ability to create everything E.L. James paints of Christian Grey on-screen.

    The chances of Henry taking the role however, while being the most iconic Superhero of all time, the "boy-scoutish" Superman is another question! If the sequel to Man of Steel was "Superman S & M", he'd definitely take it, don't you think?! lol

    I vote yes Henry, FTW!

  32. Louise says – reply to this


    RYAN PHILLIEPE! through all three books ive imagined Christian as Ryan Philliepe it won't be the same if it's not him!!!!!!

  33. Megam says – reply to this


    I wish people would stop suggesting Ryan Gosling- are you kidding me?! he could not be further from the character described as Christian. You can't tell me that you could see the same guy that played sweet romantic Noah in The Notebook as playing the S&M Dominant Christian Grey.. get real.

  34. Paiigee says – reply to this


    Re: kaiye – I can't see anyone else playing Christian! He is beyond perfect for this role its his True Blood character with out the fangs!

  35. Ashley says – reply to this


    ian somerhalder :)

  36. Sarah says – reply to this


    Chris hemsworth would be perfect and Hilary Duff! Chris had the height and looks.. Plus his voice does it all.

  37. mich says – reply to this


    Re: Kmorin91 – totally agree, especially Ann Hatheway there is nothing sexy about her. they need a pair that will have great onscreen chemistry,

  38. clemm58 says – reply to this


    IAN SOMERHALDER .. just look at those eyes. Can you not see S&M all over him?
    Ryan Goesling.. think Notebook.. cant see him being so S&M

  39. Brenda says – reply to this


    There is only one actor who ca pull it off… and that's Ian Somerhalder!

  40. penelope says – reply to this


    it has got to be ian somerhalder for christian he is just the ultimate sex god and defo alexis bledel for ana. xx

  41. AriannaKersten says – reply to this


    I will have no problem Playing as ana, sure i've never acted before but for this movie, how hard can it be! Obsessed with the books.

  42. Sandy says – reply to this


    perfect CHRISTIAN would be
    Alexander Skarsgard… he has all Christians attributes that would be awesome for that role…. Have you seen Tru Blood…. enough said…….. he's hot, feisty, sexy, ruthless, hot i said that already…. A perfect ANATASIA would be Alice from twilight……

  43. 143

    Askars is perfect for it, he has that cold brooding sadness about him and a fun side, his own real life privacy issues, love his voice. I keep picturing him in the role as I read it.

  44. mary says – reply to this


    PLEASE DO NOT CAST Kristen Stewart. I can no longer tolerate her twitchy gestures. She's a horrible actress. Just because this trilogy is similar to Twilight, doesn't mean it should be Twilight part 5,6,7, etc!!!
    It would be nice to have a fresh set of actors.

  45. mary says – reply to this


    Re: Brenda
    I agree!!! Or anyone else with similar features.

  46. 146

    Lindsay Price would have been perfect as Ana but she's too old now, her clumsiness and naivete in Eastwick was played really well, she can also pull of smart mouth brilliantly, hope they cast someone like her.

  47. Betsy says – reply to this


    Matt Bomer for sure. Ana has to be someone not known for her role already, sorry Bella Swan. Kristen is Bella, not Ana too. Anne Hathaway is to pure, we need a naughty girl, someone new. Not sure who yet.

  48. Lindsay says – reply to this


    Matt Bomer or Christian Bale - as Christian Grey
    As for Anastasia Steele- it can't be someone already well established…gotta be someone gorgeous and totally under the radar just like in the book. If she's already mainstream, it will definitely take away from the story

  49. elena says – reply to this


    i was thinking of that white collar guy for a while as christian grey! everytime i see him on bus ads he reminds me totally of christian! x)

  50. Mena says – reply to this


    Christian- Gaspard Ulliel, Ryan Gosling or Chris Hemsworth.

    I don't know about Ana, but I agree that she needs to be an unknown actress with a gorgeous face and the right body. NO KRISTEN STEWART!!!!!!!!

  51. Cc says – reply to this


    Please, please-Ian Simethaider!!! Please!!!

  52. Brittany says – reply to this


    I'm sorry guys but I think Emma Stone would be an awesome Ana. Not only is she that quirky odd that Ana brings to the books but she definitely has that sex appeal.

  53. 153

    Re: elena – Matt Bomer… Hell yes..lol…I pictured him too!

  54. jim says – reply to this


    alexis bledel for sure!! she would be fantastic!

  55. Sky says – reply to this


    ALEX PETTYFeR and The girl from percy jackson as christian grey and anastasia steel! anyone else like ryan gosling an amanda syefried would make 50 shades of grey a total flop!

  56. brittany says – reply to this


    Re: kc – OMG YES!! Hoechlin has the sexy bad boy down, and he could so play Christian. But the only thing is that he might be too young. :( But I'd still love to see him as Christian!! Good choice! :)

  57. BR says – reply to this


    There are so many good choices for Christian it's so hard to choose! But I think my Christian Grey has always been Ian. He just has that something magnetic that draws you in even though you know you shouldn't just like Christian does. And those blue eyes are a major plus! :D As for Ana maybe Mila Kunis? or Amanda Seyfried would be good. I dont know but I hope they make a good decision and soon! I'm dying to find out!

  58. chelsey_123 says – reply to this


    alexander skarsgard is christian grey and as far as ana steele goes im thinking dakota fanning would be awesome for the role she is so innocent looking and thats what ms. steele is about it would be the perfect clash of naughty and nice! ah i cant wait for the movie! officially not going if they cast any one other than alexander skarsgard for the role of christian grey!

  59. yummy mummyyyy says – reply to this


    CHARLIE SHEEN AS CHRISTIAN. he is perfect.

  60. joyce says – reply to this


    it's Ian Somerhalder as Grey or no one!

  61. Kate says – reply to this


    When i read the books I straightaway pictured Zoey Dechannel as ana but couldn't put a face to Christian. i think Zoey is perfect for the role because of her bright blue eyes and brunette locks and she's got that 'shyness' the character ana exude. I would love Henry Cavill to play christian, he could definitely pull off the dark tousled hair look. right im already swooning at the thought of it

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  63. charlotte says – reply to this


    Channing Tatum! Hes stereotypical good looking, tall, dark and handsome. He has the strong jawline, the muscles, looks mighty fine in a suit, he has a smile that melts you, hes mysterious and he has that steely glaze down to a t! Cmon girls!! As for Ana.. Mila Kunis is too in your face pretty, it needs to be somebody thats subtly beautiful.. Anne Hathaway is my vote she looks so pure..it would be an interesting transformation..
    Second choice: Scott Elrod and Natalie Portman..

  64. Nicole says – reply to this


    Channing Tatum is my Christian Grey….Need a man with a little meat on his bones to support the role…not a tooth pick…Christian's character is strong and masculine…

  65. SM says – reply to this


    kalon mcmahon from bachelorette season 8 for christian grey. he is him in real life, minus the BDSM. also, none of these girls could play ana. all terrible. if they were part of twilight or harry potter or any other huge franchise, they can't be part of this one.

  66. Leslie says – reply to this


    I say Leighton Meester as Ana, she is an underdog of a choice. beautfiul and a great actress. Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer or Ryan Gosling as Grey would all be fantastic. Blake Lively as Kate K. Definetly not kristen stewart as ana. I will not watch the movie if she is cast, she is awful. I can deal w/ her pausing in between lines anymore. no Christian Bale for grey either, he comes off as too old. this movie has potential to be better than the book if cast properly

  67. macarric says – reply to this


    Michael Fassbender…. has anyone ever seen Xmen First Class??? Fassbender is perfect for Christian Grey, sigh

  68. alexzandria says – reply to this


    Ian somerhalder and lucy hale ! perfectttttttt. both gorgous and fit the role as actors.

  69. Daisy says – reply to this


    Alexander Skarsgard has to play Christian,anyone who watches true blood will know that he is perfect for it!

  70. Betty says – reply to this


    Jeff Hephner and Hanna Ware - these are the perfect Christian and Anastasia…..

  71. Amanda says – reply to this


    I would love to see Amanda Seyfried as Ana! She played a sexy part before in Chloe. I can see Christian Bale as Christian Grey. No Kristen Stewart please!

  72. JMHO says – reply to this


    Re: Katherine – You are absolutely right. I would want to know there is some semblance of "reality" in the acting. Knowing he is gay, it would always be in the back of my mind that he doesn't really mean a single word he's saying or a single scene he would be acting.

  73. Alice says – reply to this


    Definatly Tyler Hoechlin should get the part of Christian Grey. He is so sexy and he's a great actor. :D

  74. Janay says – reply to this


    Re: Sally – i'm not sure about Ryan Gossling as Christian. But Chris Pine has that dark look to him, i could totally see him playing Christian. and Ann Hathaway was one of the first people i thought of to play Anna (especially her big eyes and dark hair). Of course they'd give her a wig since she cut it all off!

  75. Jackie says – reply to this


    Felicity Jones as Ana, she was sooo good in "Like Crazy" definetely innocent girl next door but can see her getting dirty…Jessie Pavelka is my Christian looks wise but not sure if he can act! Def No Ryan Gosling, he is too well known! and eeeww please no Kristen Stewart!!

  76. megan says – reply to this


    alex pettyfer should be christian grey…mm sexy and acutally has copper hair color unlike the others and delicious blue eyes

  77. Libby says – reply to this


    I really don't think they should use any of the Twilight cast members.
    ESPECIALLY Kristen Stewart!

  78. Jennifer says – reply to this


    I would be so pissed off if Kristen Stewart plays Anastasia. Kristen is a terrible actress who plays nothing but boring roles and always has a stupid look on her face. DIS-FUCKING-LIKE.

  79. @nikki says – reply to this


    The characters of Damon and Christian Grey could not be more different. They're polar opposites. lol have you ven read the books? They're both badass characters but Damon is the annimated, sarcastic funny guy with all the one liners. Christian Grey is defined by his calm, collected, and uber serious demeanor (the way he calls everyone by their full names). I'm a huge Ian Somerhaler Fan but that does not mean i think he's right for this role. First off yes he's hot, but he is more of a pretty boy, where Christian Grey is described as this tall muscular "greek god". Ian Somerhalder couldn't be more different then Christian Grey physically. And in such a sexually explicit role, physicality really matters.

  80. seriously says – reply to this


    Isn't anyone concerned that Ian hadn't even read the books before he started talking about playing the part?? He's not doing it for the role he's just jumping on this huge fame bandwagon….who knows if he's even read the books at this point? And btw he only looks good in Vampire Diarie with the black hair. CAn you guys imagine him with copper hair??? um nothanks. After watching ryan gosling in Drive I think he'd be really good as Christian Grey, he has the whole muscular serious and hot thing going on lol. And that is what Christian is all about.

  81. Edith says – reply to this


    I know this is really weird, but I picture Amanda Bynes. Dark brown hair and blue eyes, ordinary girl.

  82. Ana says – reply to this


    I disliked the book and I honestly think people should do movies about books that are considered classics or extremely good and I'm not really interested in this movie, but I confess I would see it, if Christian Grey is portrayed by someone so hot that I forget about what I think of 50 shades of grey quality and completely managed to also forget how worried I am for my generations tastes in books.
    Alexander, Ian, Hemsworth are all good choices, but I confess that I would rather see Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Those eyes…

  83. Gorgiana says – reply to this


    Re: kaiye – ong i totally agree! hes already the perfect bad boy in true blood

  84. Bree says – reply to this


    Definitely Alexander Skarsgard for Christian, he is a bit older than Christian is in the book but he could pull it off. Not only for looks, but for his voice. He has that low raspy type voice and can also play "quietly angry" very well. As far as Ana, Alexandra Daddario or Willa Holland would be amazing (as far as looks go, look them up though) I don't think they should cast any "big names" in it for Ana. Definitely NOT Kristen Stewart, she wouldn't be good in that role. They have to be able to convey emotion and she doesn't really do much of that.

  85. Karina Romero says – reply to this


    Oh how Alex Pettyfer makes my palms twitch . . . he's the one whom always came to mind as i read the trilogy. He's PERFERCT for the part. come on now, ladies!

  86. Sarah says – reply to this


    I saw Snow White & The Huntsman - I'm all for Chris Hemsworth as Christian Grey, but a big fat NO to Kristen Stewart as Anastasia. I pictured her as more of an Ashley Greene…

  87. Serene says – reply to this


    All I can say is this: Christian Bale (he was made for this! their names are the same! Besides we all know Bale can touch into his dark side) or Ian Somerhalder (let's be honest, every girl who just looks at him would drool which is a characteristic that Grey has) for Christian Grey and for Anastasia Steele is ALEXIS BEDEL. Physically she's perfect and she totally has the whole 'I'm pretty but I have no idea of it' going on and she sort of has the awkward cute thing down to a T.

  88. kay says – reply to this


    LYNDSY FONSECA as ana!!!
    HENRY CAVILL as grey!!!

  89. kay says – reply to this


    Re: macarric – omg i totally agree!!! the whole time i read the books, i pictured fassbender as grey!! he is without a doubt, the perfect christian grey! but he's obviously too good for this role, so he'll just remain in my imagination lol.

  90. Melinda says – reply to this


    Taylor Kinney is my Mr Grey.He would be perfect.

  91. Lisa says – reply to this


    Mila Kunis NEEDS to be Ana! Anne Hathaway is definitely not good looking enough to play her!

  92. KAR says – reply to this


    Matt Bomer would be perfect as Christian with Felicity Jones as Ana

  93. Gina says – reply to this


    Definitely Ian Somerhalder! It has to be a man who can be very overpowering and also gentle. He fits the bill perfectly. He is the right build as well. A skinny guy won't work. Please please dont ruin the film by chosing a geek!!!! As for Ana, I think she needs to be a bit fragile looking but petite as well. Emma Roberts or Alexis Bledel??? Not Kirsten Stewart, she has too strong a character.

  94. Jennifer says – reply to this


    I would say Ryan Gossling or Alex Pettyfer, they r both so yummy and more age appropriate for the role! a lot of the guys they have been talking about are too old for the role, chirstian isnt 40 lol!!!

  95. KCD says – reply to this


    Matt Bomer as Christian would be PERFECT!!!

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    Matt Bomer is the PERFECT Christian Grey and Emilia Clarke would be GREAT for Ana!!!!!

  97. ashley says – reply to this


    they should cast Cam Gigandit he may have to grow his hair a little longer but is perfect for the role

  98. Kim says – reply to this


    Chris Hemsworth, perfect Christian Grey !!!!! google hos pictures there is even on of him getting off a chopper (cHaRLIE TANGO) looking oh so 50!!!! and another in a dress white shirt–top button UNBUTTONED of course …& then theres another in his RED ROOM jeans & black Tee with his hair all sexed up…look at them & then give your reply

  99. FBeard says – reply to this


    Tom Welling is my Christian Grey…

  100. lorelei152 says – reply to this


    Jonathan Rhys Meyers would be an excellent Christian

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