BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Fifty Shades of Grey has officially begun production! Series author E.L. James Instagrammed the above photo, which shows the clapboard for the film's first take. In addition to including director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s name, the clapboard reveals that they’re shooting Scene 25, whatever that is. For those eagerly awaiting the feature adaptation of the steamy novel, start of production is good news, especially considering it was delayed due to casting and script issues.
Actor Max Martini has spent a good portion of his decades-long career playing characters that were tasked with keeping people safe, and he’ll soon be protecting one of the most famous fictional men in the country. Martini is currently in negotiations to star as Christian Grey’s bodyguard in the upcoming Universal and Focus Features adaptation of the worldwide phenomenon >Fifty Shades of Grey.
We’ve watched and waited as Fifty Shades of Grey got its casting sorted out, first finding its Anastasia and Christian in Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam, then losing Hunnam and replacing him with Jamie Dornan, during which time some of the supporting roles have been filled in, including male characters Elliot and Jose.
It was a mixed week for Fifty Shades of Grey movie news. On one hand, thanks to Entertainment Weekly’s photo shoot, we got to see what stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson look like together. And then these photos were followed by the news that the film’s release date had been moved to February 2015, about half a year later than the originally set August 2014 release date.
Ladies and gentleman, we have our first look at Fifty Shades of Grey stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson together. We have Entertainment Weekly to thank for these stills, as the magazine did a photo shoot for an upcoming issue focused on the feature adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy novel.
Another piece of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie falls into place as the film finds its Jose in actor Victor Rasuk. We learned this week that Rasuk has been cast in the part of Jose Rodriguez, an alternate love interest to lead character Anastasia Steele. Rasuk joins previously cast Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes and Dakota Johnson in the feature adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy novel.
They're still theoretically gunning for that August 1, 2014 release date, but the Fifty Shades of Grey production team has given in at least a little to their scrambled schedule and pushed back the start of production on the wildly popular book's adaptation. According to THR the shoot, which was scheduled to begin early next month, will now kick off on December 2, giving newly hired star Jamie Dorman a few extra months to do pushups and get in proper hunk-ified shape
Following word that Once Upon a Time’s Jamie Dornan will play the role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey feature adaptation comes the news that dreamy True Blood newcomer Luke Grimes has signed on to play Christian’s older brother Elliot.
And the new Christian Grey is… Jamie Dornan. The Irish actor was among the contenders who reportedly tested for the male lead in Fifty Shades of Grey recently, and this evening comes word that Dornan has signed on to replace Charlie Hunnam as the dark and dominant billionaire Christian Grey.
The Pacific Rim star opened up to E! while attending the 2nd annual “Hogs for Heart” charity event in Burbank, California, and while he didn’t come and specifically list the reasons why he walked away from Fifty Shades of Grey, he suggested on record a few of the reasons that have been speculated.
With news that Charlie Hunnam was dropped out of the feature adaptation of E.L. James' steamy novel Fifty Shades of Grey, fans of the book and those curious about the film were left to wonder who would step in to fill the part of the broody, wealthy and dominating Christian Grey. The latest update is that Dakota Johnson, who was previously cast to play the female lead, Anastasia Steele, is reading with a number of up-and-comers, Jamie Dornan among them.
For those unfamiliar with the source material, the movie will tell the story of a young literature student named Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) who, while subbing in for a friend, is assigned to interview a local millionaire named Christian Grey for the school paper. It doesn't take long for the relationship to turn from professional into sexual, and soon Anastasia finds herself learning all about the world of BSDM and sexual fetishes.
Charlie Hunnam could have dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey for any number of reasons, from the claimed reason of an "immersive TV schedule" to the terror of being that guy from the S&M movie for the rest of his life. But is it possible he was just being underpaid?
Even though it's been rushing at a crazy pace toward an August 1, 2014 release date, the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation was moving forward relatively smoothly until this Saturday, when Charlie Hunnam abruptly dropped out of the lead role. Turns out that's not the only personnel shakeup that happened in the last few days
Barely two months after his casting inspired some fans to sign petitions against him, Charlie Hunnam has apparently given Fifty Shades of Grey fans their wish
In case you’ve managed to go this long in life without learning what Fifty Shades of Grey is all about, let me give you a brief rundown. Ana (Dakota Johnson) is a college student who subs in for a friend and interviews the rich and successful Christian Grey (Charlie Hunnam) for the school newspaper.
To be fair to Saturday Night Live, they spent the summer on hiatus, which means there are plenty of hot stories they can't tackle until many months after they were actually, well, hot. So even though the Fifty Shades of Grey casting derby ended over Labor Day
You may not be as invested in the cast of Fifty Shades of Grey as the people writing petitions about it, but it's always fun to contemplate the "what-ifs" of the casting process, especially for a film so high-profile that relies so much on the chemistry of the two leads
When a popular book is about to become a movie, invested fans want to see the absolute most perfect actors cast in the roles of their favorite characters. So it's no surprise that fans would be particularly vocal about the recent casting news for the feature adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. The books have continued to grow in popularity since the first one was published in 2011, and with the movie on the way, fans are eager to see the story brought to life on the big screen.
Fifty Shades of Grey started out as Twilight fan fiction, and though the movie adaptation may skew a lot older thanks to its famous sex scenes, it will be trying to capitalize on the similarly huge audience that devoured the books. So even if you won't see Fifty Shades of Grey, a ton of people probably will-- and that will be more than enough to transform the lives of the newly announced leads, Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam.
Well, that was fast. Earlier today we shared word that Dakota Johnson was signed on to play the lead role of Anastasia Steele in the anticipated feature adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. With the part of Ana cast, we were left to wonder who would play Christian Grey. Universal has reportedly made it official that that role will go to Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam, who's well known to Sons of Anarchy for his lead role as SAMCRO president Jax Teller.
At long last, the role of Anastasia Steele has been cast for the highly anticipated feature adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, and it goes to Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Johnson's name was among the most recent casting rumors for the film, but with so many names dropped for the female lead, there was now way to know for sure if she'd be the one to actually sign on.
Though neither Universal nor Focus Features have commented on the news, studio sources say that we shouldn't expect to hear about any official offers until after Labor Day. Nobody seems to be really worried about how long the casting process is taking, seeing as 50 Shades of Grey is a sexual romance and not a big budget, CGI-filled blockbuster that will need months of post-production work.
Charlie Hunnam has made a name for himself playing the strong and tough Jax Teller in FX's biker drama Sons of Anarchy, but those who have seen the British actor in other roles know he does have a bit of range, which could serve him well if the reports are true that he's in the running for the male lead in the feature adaptation of EL James' steamy romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
Dakota Johnson is one of Hollywood's up-and-coming actors, and prime for a breakthrough role. Following a starring role in the promising but unfortunately short-lived Fox comedy Ben and Kate, the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson seems to have set her sights on feature work again with a part in Need for Speed among her upcoming credits.