The 16th of February 2014 is going a grand day for all of E.L. James and Fifty Shades Movie fans and followers. The author, who has created a trilogy that has left most of the readers sweating and panting for more, literally, of course, can be seen up, close and personal in her first Canadian book signing event. The author, who was the highest earning author last year, thanks to the Fifty Shades trilogy, will be signing books at Chapters, which is located at 788, Robson Street, in the downtown core. The book signing event will take place at 2:00 p.m. on the 16th of this month.
The Chapters store has provided the following details about the book signing event:
- Though the event will take place at 2:00 p.m., the fans and the followers can collect one of the 300 wristbands which will be distributed from 10:00 a.m. onwards, from the store, which is located in the downtown core, at 788, Robson Street.
- If you happen to be a customer, among the first 100 customers, who purchases a hardcover book penned by the author, E.L. James, you stand a chance to receive a special wristband which will make sure that you become entitled to front of the line priority access.
- A customer is entitled to receive only one wristband.
- If you have a wristband, only then will you be allowed to stand in the signing line, and anyone without a wristband cannot accompany a customer who has one.
- The line-up at the book signing event will be based on the principle of first-come, first-served and this is applicable only for customers who have a wristband. Among them, the first 100 customers in the priority access line will be followed by the next 200 customers with wristbands.
- The author, E.L. James will sign only up to three books penned by her, per customer. But the customers are free to choose any three books in the combination they like.
- E.L. James, will not personalize any more than one book per customer, and that too, first name only, and she will autograph the two other books.
- Chapters store has also revealed that memorabilia or additional items such as posters, clothing, any other books, boxed set or any other item will not be signed by the author. The author will be present only for book signing.
- The store has issued directives regarding photography at the event, and has said that no posed photos can and will be clicked, but the customers can take candid photographs.
Even though the details seem stringent, if you are a fan and a follower of the author, you will make an effort and be present at the venue of the 16th of February 2014. E.L. James, who has been involved heavily with the film making as well, as one of the producers of the 50 Shades movie, has been putting up in Vancouver to follow the shooting and provide her creative inputs. And now it seems her stay in Vancouver will come full circle with this book signing event.
When you are Christian Grey’s person of interest, it shows. And that is what happened in a scene that the cast and crew of Fifty Shades movie adaptation filmed in Vancouver recently. In the scene that they shot, Christian Grey, the rich entrepreneur turned Ana’s masochistic partner, gifted a red Audi A3 to her. The scene can be interpreted as a romantic one considering the way Grey surprises her by placing his hands on her eyes and slowly revealing the red AudiA3 to her. It is not that Ana does not own a car, but the one she has is a blue VW Beetle which she endearingly calls Wanda. Despite that Grey still presents a Red Audi A3 to her because it is safer than ‘Wanda’.
Ana is quick to name the Red Audi A3 ‘The Submissive Special’, because now that she is in a BDSM inspired relationship with the self made billionaire, she knows that this is the same gift that the suave entrepreneur gifts all his submissive partners. In the scene, the 31 year old actor is looking dapper in a customised suit paired with a crisp white shirt and a tie, while the 24 year old actress looked sensual in a gray dress. This is not the first scene where we see the crackling chemistry between Jamie and Dakota. They have been filmed shooting the ‘contract scene’, the ‘cafe scene’, the ‘hardware store scene’ and now with the ‘car scene’ it is becoming even more obvious that the two get along like a house on fire.
In fact, even when they are not shooting crucial scenes together, they can be spotted enjoying and sometimes dancing on the set too. Some insiders feel that Jamie is ‘overprotective’ of Ana and that comes across whenever Ana is on the set, but gets distracted when someone comes over to talk to her, and the poor soul cannot say no. It is then that Jamie has to step in and break the conversation, but politely. Ana on the other hand is known to be the friendlier one, not that Jamie is rude or such, but he is just a little more reserved. Having said that, it is also known that Jamie is a thorough gentleman and this was evident when he was shooting for the jogging scenes in the rain.
In between he had to oblige his fans by stopping for autographs. The closeness between Jamie and Dakota has not gone down well with Dakota’s real life boyfriend, Jordan Masterson, who has become super possessive of the actress, especially after it was revealed that the racy scenes in the movie will be explicitly shot, along with rumours that Dornan might also pose full frontal. No matter what the excuse or the scene is, watching Dakota as Ana and Jamie as Christian Grey is always a pleasure and if that includes a racy scene or two, we don’t mind.
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Author E.L. James Talks Jamie Dornan, Shares Christian Grey ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’
Clearly the most eagerly awaited film of 2015 is Fifty Shades of Grey, which is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by E.L. James. For the fans of the novel, and of E.L. James, the story line or the plot of the novel, which revolves around BDSM fantasies of self made billionaire Christian Grey and naive college student Anastasia Steele, is enough. But if you are looking for pure eye candy, brace yourselves for the Irish hunk and once a Calvin Klein model, Jamie Dornan. But the fans, who are abreast of all developments with the movie, know that Jamie was sadly not the first choice to play the role of the titular character, Christian Grey.
Another hottie, British television actor, Charlie Hunnam was selected to play the role of the billionaire with a penchant for pain and pleasure. Sadly, Hunnam had to make an untimely curtain call, because of his commitment to his T.V. show “Sons of Anarchy”. With his exit only was the film left at a standstill, but the fans (especially the females) were left heartbroken. As an aftermath of this, the film was delayed and it is now scheduled to be released on the 13th of February 2015. It is a long wait, but if you know that your sweet fruit of patience will be as good to the eyes as the hunky Jamie Dornan, waiting for a few months is not that difficult. Add to that a racy script and the able direction of Sam Taylor-Johnson, and you will wait come rain or shine for 13th February 2014.
When Charlie Hunnam unceremoniously walked out of the project, the female fans of the trilogy were left with choices galore and pretty much all the hunks and Gods of Hollywood were considered at least once for the role. Noted names like Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson, Ian Somerhalder and many more were considered, but finally the casting team chose the 31 year old Jamie Dornan. And they do deserve all the kudos for that. The casting team were sure about this recent father of one, from one of the many adverts he featured in, like that of Armani, Christian Dior and Calvin Klein, we are sure. And we are sure that his acting talents would match up to his chiselled abs and dapper looks. After all, we have “The Fall” and “Once Upon A Time” as examples.
Since Jamie came on board, E.L. James has often taken to twitter to prove how important Jamie is to the venture and how amazing this piece of news is. For a character as complicated, dominating, brooding, deep and piercing as Christian Grey, Jamie Dornan seemed to be the perfect choice with his bye eyes and sharp suited looks.
Anyone, who has read the novels, or knows even faintly about the plot and the story line, will agree that Christian Grey is the ‘most interesting man in the world’. And the author agrees too, for she has retweeted a meme, which shows a man commenting that he does not take relationship advice, but when he does, it is always Christian Grey that looks forward to. We couldn’t agree more!
The cast of the film Fifty Shades of Grey has been in the news ever since it was announced and with major cast changes, entries and exits, the fans have been guessing whether there would be a film or not. Such was the situation when the then Mr. Christian Grey, played by Charlie Hunnam, walked out unceremoniously and the casting team was rushing from pillar to post looking for the next Christian Grey. Finally, it was Jamie Dornan who slipped into Christian Grey’s suits and became the object of most female fans’ lust or love. The Grey brothers are played by Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Luke Grimes as Elliot Grey.
While Jamie Dornan plays the more seductive and secretive of the two brothers and also the titular character, the other Grey, played by Luke Grimes is also a face, which is famous on the television screens as the star of the series “True Blood”. His screen brother, Christian, is famous as an underwear model and has appeared on television series such as “The Fall” and “Once Upon a Time”. Seems like smouldering looks run in the Grey family. The 29 year old Luke Grimes plays the role of Grey’s older brother.
Luke Grimes, who is equally hot and a body to die for, will be seen opposite Kate Kavanagh who is incidentally Anastasia Steele’s roommate in college. If you are in the faintest possible way aware of the storyline, you will know that Ana is later to be associated (pun intended) with the younger Grey, Christian. Now that Luke has been signed to be part of this venture, the grapevine is abuzz with the news that his role in “True Blood” will be recast. Is the reason of this recast his hectic schedule on Fifty Shades? Season 6 of the popular vampire drama “True Blood” saw Luke Grimes join the cast as James. And he was set to return in the seventh series as well, till “Fifty Shades” happened. He was cast as the new lover of Deborah Ann Woll, who plays the role Jessica.
It has now been announced that the actor will move on to “Fifty Shades” and has dropped out of the drama series. With actors such as Rita Ora and Dakota Johnson already upping the beauty quotient in the movie, you can trust Luke Grimes and Jamie Dornan to take the hot quotient further up. The star of movies such as “Taken 2” and “All the Boys Love Mandy lane”, Luke Grimes, has also appeared in the television series “Brothers & Sisters”. With many major and minor characters already being cast in the movie, and that includes an Oscar winner as well, Marcia Gay Harden, it is no surprise that Luke Grimes will fill into the shoes of the character very well.
Come February 2015, you can see it for yourselves how much Luke and Christian, that is, the Grey brothers can scorch the screen.
The important thing about a romance is the chemistry that the lead actors share. And when you consider a racy and novel like the Fifty Shades of Grey, the chemistry between the lead actors Jamie Dornan and Anastasia Steele became all the more palpable when the pictures of the shoot started emerging.
It is understood that a certain amount of chemistry is needed when you are playing the role of sadomasochistic lovers, and that is plentiful in the recent pictures which have emerged from the shoot in Vancouver, Canada. The first picture which emerged from the scene was the first day of the shoot, shot in a cafe between Dornan and Steele.
Shot with 44 cups of lattes in between, the pair was seen immersed in conversation while looking fetching. Dressed in a sharp suit, the Irish actor, Jamie Dornan looked attractive and every bit of a debonair businessman, while Dakota Johnson, looked her demure best in a green army jacket and a pair of well fitted denims. The readers and the fans of Fifty Shades movie will also recall the shooting of the ‘contract scene’ where Dakota was seen wearing a red dress and a camel colour belted trench coat and the dapper businessman was seen wearing another one of his sharp suits customised for him. The contract scene is an important part of the film as it is the scene where Christian Grey gives Anastasia Steele a copy of the contract which lays down the rules and limitations of their BDSM bordering relationship. While leaving and heading towards her car, she plants a delicate kiss on the cheeks of her handsome and attractive co-star.
The scene which is drawing rave reviews and more views from the readers and the fans is the scene where Christian Grey meets Anastasia Steele in a cafe and afterwards while they are taking a stroll on the streets, she is suddenly and miraculously saved by her handsome co-star Jamie Dornan from the mouth of a speeding cyclist. The incident leaves her frazzled as she is pulled by her co-star close to his chest and they almost kiss. This also leaves her confused about the status of their relationship. Later on as Christian inquires about her well being and in gently touches her to push a strand of hair back behind her back, the chemistry becomes all the more palpable.
In between the shots, the pair was also seen ballroom dancing. Jamie Dornan was seen leading the dance and Dakota was seen following his cues. With impeccable chemistry, these two were seen dancing on the sets in a bid to keep themselves warm, it is heard. And in a gray suit with a high collared shirt, Jamie Dornan was looking every bit a ballroom dance partner to the demure and petite moves of his 24 year old co-star. Too bad that they practiced these moves not on camera but off camera and we wish there could be some way to capture and use them in the movie somehow. Sam Taylor-Johnson, are you listening?
Yes, you heard it right; the now famous lead pair of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson was spotted on the streets of Vancouver. This dance was not a romantic celebration but they were seen in between shot to combat the cold. Those who still do not we are talking about, Dakota Johnson is Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson’s daughter who is playing the role of Anastasia Steele in the movie fifty Shades adaptation of the Erica James novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Jamie Dornan is an ex Calvin Klein underwear model who is playing the role of Christian Grey in the same venture.
Jamie Dornan is married to Amelia Warner and a few days back, they welcomed their little daughter into the world and their family. Jamie Dornan has a lot to look forward to in the coming months. With a new movie and the titular character in that movie and a new role as a dad, Jamie Dornan will have his hands full till February 2015 when the Fifty Shades movie releases around Valentine’s weekend. The scene in question, in which the two actors were seen dancing on the streets in Vancouver, is an important scene because of many reasons.
It is the crucial scene where Grey saves Ana from a near death bike collision and afterwards both realise that something is happening, or has the prospect of happening between the two of them. In the scene, we find Grey and Ana leaving a cafe and walking down a street immersed and lost in conversation when suddenly, Grey, like a knight in shining armour, pulls Ana out of harm’s way and saves her from being hit by a bike. Grey looks deeply into her eyes only to realise that he might be falling for his submissive and things might not stay, as official as they are now, between them for long.
Immediately afterwards, grey inquires whether she is doing well or not and pushes a few strands of her brunette hair back behind her ears to confirm it. The actors were said to be dancing in between shots, to themselves warm and also because they have been playful on the sets. The Irish actor looked sharp in his dapper steel gray suit and high collared shirt, while Dakota looked every bit the girl next door in skin tight denims, scarves, a white T-shirt and green army jacket. With most of the cast members now on board, the movie can now boast of even pop sensations and Oscar winners.
They are also scheduled to join Dakota and Jamie in Vancouver, along with the rest of the cast. Whether this dancing behind the scenes, really has an effect on the equation Grey and Ana share onscreen, or not, will be seen on the 13th of February 2015 when this so called love story finally sees the day of light.
The only hot thing between Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson, on the first day of the shoot, was the cup of tea they were enjoying. Fans should not be disappointed because it is only the initial part of the filming and as the shooting progresses, the hotness quotient between the two lead actors and the characters will also increase! Shot in a quaint looking cafe outside the offices of the Grey Enterprise, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, playing Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey respectively, were seen in rapt attention following the cues of the director, Sam Taylor-Johnson. The scene shot in Vancouver, was an important one as it was the ‘contract scene’.
For the ones who have not read the novel, yet, the ‘contract scene’ is where the business minded Christian Grey draws up a non-disclosure agreement and a contract that binds their purely escapades which were to begin soon.
For Christian Grey, his relationship with this fresh out of college Anastasia Steele is nothing short of a business deal, replete with agreements and contracts, but for the virginal beauty that is Anastasia Steele, she slowly falls for this stone-hearted and stoic businessman. In the first part of the trilogy, 50 Shades of Grey Movie, Erica James leaves the story on the note of Anastasia Steele realising that her feelings for Christian will go unrequited and this realisation makes her leave.
The first day of the shoot of Fifty Shades Movie also saw these two pivotal characters dressed impeccably. Christian looking dapper in a custom made sharp suit and the lady, looking ravishing, yet elegant in a red/ dark plum dress with a camel-coloured belted trench coat. But in between the scenes, the lead pair could be spotted in quilted jackets and coats and UGG boots, such was the weather. If the onlookers were waiting for a hot kiss, they were disappointed because the scene ended with Anastasia walking with the contract towards her car and before she got into the car, planted a docile peck on the cheeks of the ruggedly handsome Christian. The scene does not end here but. The look of confusion is etched all across the face of Christian while he looks her arm, but does not look at her.
The first pictures of the shoot were out amidst a lot of anticipation, since the movie adaptation was announced. Many fans have been waiting with bated breath to catch this scene since the project was rumored to be jinxed and as it shuddered under the pressure of constant cast changes, many thought that this venture would remain only in the memories of the readers or in the pages written by Erica James. Luckily however, the production has started and it is only a wait till Valentine’s Day 2015 when the readers and the fans of this venture would see the characters and the story line come alive on the big screen. With so many actors already collaborating on the project, there is no reason why this should not be a highly anticipated movie!
It seems to be a busy time for the casting team of Fifty Shades of Grey Movie and with new additions like Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Callum Keith Rennie and Dylan Neal to the star cast, we are not complaining. The latest addition among the three of them is Dylan Neal. This 44 year old actor is already known for his television roles in “Cedar Cove” and “Arrow”. Among the other additions, one is an Oscar winner and another one is an English pop sensation. Yes, you guessed it right, we are talking about Marcia Gay Harden, who won an Oscar for her role as Lee Krasner in the autobiographical film, “Pollock” and was also nominated for an Oscar for the movie “Mystic River”. She is set to play Dr. Grace T. Grey, the adopted mother of eccentric and BDSM loving billionaire Christian Grey.
The other new addition who is also an English pop sensation is Rita Ora. She is set to play Mia Grey, the adopted daughter of the brooding and self made billionaire Christian Grey. Though this will not be her first taste of Hollywood as she has already acted before in “Spivs” and “Fast and Furious 6”, she could not contain her excitement when she was formally signed on to play the role of Mia and informed her fans on Twitter officially of her engagement with the project. The actor Dylan Neal has been roped in to play the role of Anastasia Steele’s step father, Robbin ‘Bob’ Adams. He will be cast opposite Jennifer Ehle who is scheduled to play Anastasia’s mother Carla W. Adams. The other members of the finalised cast include, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, Eloise Mumford as Kate Cavanaugh, Viktor Rasuk as José Rodriguez, Max Martini as Jason Taylor.
Among the remaining cast that is yet to be finalised, the primary character is Elena Lincoln or Mrs. Robinson, as she is known in the novel. Though the producers, the director, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Erica James herself are in talks with the likes of Katie Holmes, Rose McGowan and Kristin Bauer Van Straten to play the role of Christian Grey’s BDSM mentor and his mother’s friend, none has sealed the deal so far. The shooting of 50 Shades Movie has already begun in Vancouver after being tossed around in the cans for quite some time when Charlie Hunnam, the actor first chosen to play Christian Grey walked out of the project. The rumour mills were abuzz that because of his departure, the release date of the venture has been pushed back to February 2015, rather than the planned August 2014.
The 44 year old is scheduled to join the rest of the cast in Vancouver soon and the first stills of the shooting are already out. The scenes shot in a cafe are between the lead pair, Ana and Christian Grey and they apparently shared their first kiss on the sets too. The kiss was more like a peck on the cheek, but who is complaining when we got to see some action between the two.
And you thought the mighty could not be ‘terrified’! Quite contrary to what you might know or feel, Erica James, the noted author of the best-selling trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey has come up with a shocking revelation that she is in fact ‘terrified’ of her novel making it to the big league of Hollywood adaptations. Both the novel and the movie have been in the news for some time following cast troubles and shooting schedule woes. But leaving everything far behind, James’s revelation comes as quite a surprise given that she is every bit a part of the creative process of both the novel and the movie.
This news is in fact huge! Who would have guessed that the author who brought steamy love alive on the pages of her BDSM inspired novel would be ‘terrified’ of the venture herself? She denotes this habit of worrying too much to her mother. She also feels that this kind of hedonistic feeling is unprecedented for her because all she ever wanted were her novels to sit pretty on the bookshelves. Instead look what she got! A three-book deal with the publishers and the first one is already in the pipeline to be a major Hollywood adaptation.
Although the fate of the movie still hangs in the balance, but the movie has been successful in generating enough hoopla around it. Whether it is the hot and steamy star cast or the equally sultry story line, you cannot put your finger on the exact reason which has made the first installment of the movie franchise so eagerly awaited. Right from the time it was announced that the novel would be adapted for the big screen, James has been apprehensive, but then, she has also admitted that at the age of fifty, the prospect of being part of Hollywood had left her with no choice other than accepting the proposition.
She is also said to be a part of the casting team, and though there have been some goof-ups in that department, the cast now seems ready to start shooting for this Valentine’s Day 2015 release. The release of this Sam Taylor-Johnson flick has been pushed back to Valentine Day 2015 and though some fans are not too happy with this development, others feel that the timing of the release could not have been more relevant for this film, which is a romance at heart. The cast has sprung up some surprises too.
The new members to have joined the film as the cast are 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. Earlier set to play Christian Grey, the titular character in the novel, Charlie Hunnam is already out of the project and has been replaced by Irish hunk and star of ‘Once Upon a Time’, Jamie Dornan. Though the race is on for who will play the middle aged seductress, Mrs. Robinson and if the rumour mills are to be believed, Katie Holmes has been finalised for that role. The only constant factor in the star cast of this non-summer release has been Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele. With so much happening at the same time, let us hope that James continues this heady journey with a little bit of help from her viewers and readers by appreciating her new endeavour.
The filming of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey is just three weeks away. The stars of this movie has come together to pose for the first time officially. The stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson who play their roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele posed for an Entertainment Weekly. It is a splendid show. The weekly is due on November 22.
The cover photo features Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Dornan has appeared in the Christian Grey suit and has the famous silver colored tie in his hand while holding Johnson to his chest. Johnson who plays Anastasia Steele in the movie has appeared in her character’s favourite purple dress. She also has recently dyed her hair brown to add beauty and life to the character.
It is the first time since E. L. James chosen Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson to play the lead roles in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey they have made any public demonstrations. The character Dornan playing in the movie is Christian Grey – a sadistic billionaire. The character Johnson would play is Anastasia Steele – a inexperienced college graduate. Both the stars have spoken up for their roles in the movie. Jamie Dornan says that he has been born and brought up in a very liberal place. He said this when discussing about the graphic scenes in the movie. He continued to say that “I am not saying we had a playroom, but I’m not shocked by. It is essential to the story. I can’t believe films that don’t invoke. So it works for me.”
Dakota Johnson, who is going to play the lead role as Anastasia Steele is very enthusiastic about her part in the movie. She is not bothered about the graphic scenes of the movie. At the same time, she is worried how her bare figure would appear on camera. She continued to state that “Obviously, I want to look good naked. I totally understand now why people exercise, because it kind of feel awesome.”
The original pick for the role of Christian Grey was Charlie Hunnam. He parted ways with the movie in October and since then; Dornan has been the automatic choice for the film. The moment he won his role in the movie, he did not hide his emotions. He said that ‘I was sort of pretending I wasn’t waiting, but the phone was in my hand, halfway to my ear.” According to Dornan, he got the confirmation call from the director of the film Sam Taylor-Johnson in the middle of the night. “There was a slight fear, but beyond anything else, I was really excited,” he said. The release of the film is rescheduled for “Feb 13, 2015 and it had disappointed the fans, but they got a consolation when the leading stars, Dornan and Johnson made their first official public shot for the Entertainment Weekly. Now there is something for the fans to cheer about.
Hollywood insiders seldom see such a move as a lucrative one. The summer month of August is considered to be the ripe time to release a movie, if it is a prestigious one, so that it can cash on more customers. But to release a movie in the month of February is akin to box office suicide, some would say. The month of February may be all mushy and romantic, but not for Hollywood, when it chooses to release all its lesser fortunate films then. Though Fifty Shades of Grey hopefully does not fall into this category, this delay in release has met some unkind words from fans, especially the female ones.
The female fans have opened up like anything on social networking sites and it seems would do anything to catch the film before February 2015. Based on the thriller novel of the same name written by British author, E.L. James, the film is the most anticipated offering from Hollywood. The film is constantly battling cast changes and production delays which have prompted the producers to shift the release date from August 2014 to February 2015. Though the fans are waiting with bated breath, the novel itself is steamy enough to let your imagination do the rest.
Though the plot of the novel and the film is based on the love story that blossoms between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, it is not one of those run-of-the-mills love story where the boy meets the girl, they fall in love, the boy proposes, they marry, have kids and live happily ever after. If the first part of the trilogy is anything to go by then the chances of having a happily ever after in Ana and Grey’s love story is quite impossible. Add to that the smouldering, hot looks of the best friend, José, whose heart secret pines for Ana and you have a delicious pickle of a situation where you keep guessing till the very end about who belongs to whom. A whodunit of sorts it is.
The role of Christian Grey first went to the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star, Charlie Hunnam and when he backed out of the project citing his busy schedule, the role was up for grabs and after a close call, it went to Jamie Dornan, the erstwhile Calvin Klein model. Dakota Johnson had been the original choice to play Anastasia Steele whose chance encounter with Christian Grey, starts off a whirlwind sadomasochistic relationship between them. Apart from these actors, the other famous name which has been associated with the project is Katie Holmes who has been cast as Mrs. Robinson or Elena Lincoln, an ex lover of Grey, who also happens to be his mother’s ‘friend’.
It is all up to February 2015 now to see how the film fares and like the novel, whether it wins as many hearts or not. But if public opinion is anything to go by, on this movie, we say the verdict is already out and hopefully it is going to set the cash registers ringing.
Ever since the movie Fifty Shades has been announced, people have been figuratively betting on which actor is going to play which part in this movie venture. Though the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have been finalised, it is the role of the sultry, older, Mrs. Robinson, which people are looking forward to. If the grapevine is to be believed, this role of an older woman who is also Christian Grey’s ex flame will be played by former ‘Dawson’s Creek’ star, Katie Holmes. Katie Holmes, who has been better known as Tom Cruise’s much younger ex-wife and their recent split, is yearning to take up the role as a challenge which is a surprise shift in her career.
The common consensus, however, is that the character of Elena Lincoln, who has shades of a ‘Mrs. Robinson’, will not be suitable for the 34-year old actress Katie Holmes. Since E.L. James has penned the character to be in her late 30′s or in her early 40′s, many feel that Katie’s role in the 50 Shades of Grey movie, will be a mismatch. The character of Elena Lincoln has a profound influence in the life of Christian Grey, since she is not only his ex-lover, but also the woman who was his mother’s friends and developed an Oedipus complex kind of relationship with him. She is one who also introduced him to the world of BDSM.
Many Hollywood insiders feel that, Katie Holmes is desperately seeking this role so that she can exploit the range of her acting capabilities. Always known for her girl next door image, Katie is said to be seriously considering this role and has already started preparing herself. And if her frequent trips to the gym are anything to go by, she is finalised for the role of Elena Lincoln, she intends to do complete justice to the look of her character. Though the story centers around the lead characters of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, all other characters have a clearly etched out presence on paper and hopefully will have the same on screen as well.
The character Anastasia Steele has been one of the first ones to be finalized and it is to be played by Dakota Johnson, in the ‘50 Shades of Grey’ movie. What starts off as a professional interaction between Ana and Christian slowly takes a turn for the kinky when Grey proposes a BDSM themed physical relationship, bound by non-disclosure statements. Having read the novel and knowing about Elena Lincoln, you might put two and two together and understand that, Christian’s fascination for BDSM stem from his earlier relationship with Elena Lincoln. The 50 Shades of Grey movie has been eyeing a 2014 release and with the hopeful addition of Katie Holmes to the star cast, will up the star quotient by oodles.
The movie Fifty Shades has been at the center of all kinds of controversy from day one and even the novel has had its share of controversies and even bans. But with the Hollywood fraternity and eager fans looking forward to the big screen adaptation, everything finally seems to be on the right track.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, negotiations are now underway. With the entry of one of the most important role for the movie goes to Victor Rasuk, who will be playing the role of Jose as an aspiring photographer and is going to be a very close friend of Anastasia Steele. If everything goes well, the shooting of the film will commence from the December. It is great news for the fans of the trilogy. Fans were a bit unhappy when they learned that Charlie Hunnam would play Christian Grey, but they were relieved when he made his exit. He stated ‘immerse TV schedule’ for his exit. Reports states that Charlie Hunnam had agreed to play the role of Christian Grey for a relatively small remuneration. Fans are eagerly waiting to know if Jamie Dornan has agreed for a substantially bigger pay for his role in 50 Shades of Grey.
The film adaptation of the best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Grey written by EL James has found a new star. The lead role of Christian Grey would be played by Jamie Dornan. The production unit of the Movie Fifty Shades has officially nabbed Jamie Dornan in mid October. The present choice for the Grey has been accepted by a good number of fans.
After the surprise exit of Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Dornan has been chosen for the role of Christian Grey. Some of the reports claimed that he has been the front-runner in the race to win the coveted role in the 50 Shades of Grey. Dornan faced tough competition from the like of Scott East wood, Christian Cooke, Theo James and many more. Jamie Dornan has outshined all of them and won the role to play in the Fifty Shades of Grey.
The announcement of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey has gained great attention from the fans. If everything goes well, the Universal and Focus pictures will start its production in December and will aim to release it on August 1 2014.
Jamie Dornan had become famous as the former model of Calvin Klein. Dornan will have no problems when he will act in the erotic scenes of The Movie Fifty Shades of Grey. As a model he had a lot of experience with nudity.
This Irish born actor is not much famous in the US. He is known to the people of America through his TV shows. One of his shows is ‘The Fall’. The Movie Fifty Shades of Grey will make Jamie Dornan a huge star around the world.
Reports states that Jamie Dornan not only won the lead role in the 50 Shades of Grey, but also has gained appreciation from Dakota Johnson, the leading actress in the film. She hopes that Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey would be a perfect matching for Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. His charm and personality has won her.
All these factors have made The Movie Fifty Shades of Grey worth looking forward to. Though, a small fraction of fans favor Charlie, majority of the fans has declared their support to Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in the film 50 Shades of Grey. Millions of fans around the world will be overjoyed when they will watch this movie in the August of 2014.
It has been announced just over four hours ago that Cara Develingne has auditioned for the much-sought after part of Anastasia Steele in the never-ending saga which has become the casting secret of 2013 or I will eat my cat if it isn’t.
The British model and face of Burberry has been rumoured to have auditioned during the recent casting call which was announced a few days ago. A relatively new name which has been thrown into the pool of possible actresses who will play the student who trips over herself as she meets Christian Grey, the millionaire (and object of many women’s dreams in their own minds) businessman who makes it his mission to seduce and not in a way with chocolates and flowers. Now, Cara who has blonde hair and is what we would call willowy has the perfect look and she’d look great in Anastasia’s student clothing.
Cara has only just launched her acting career and she played Princess Sorokina in the 2012 adaption of Anna Karenina, the love interest of Aaron-Taylor-Johnson’s Count Voronsky. So there is a link between Cara and the director of the upcoming movie, Sam Taylor-Johnson who is the wife of Aaron. Hardly surprising then, that her name is floating around Universal Studios as a possible candidate for the role of Anastasia Steele.
Cara has fine heritage in her blood. She is the granddaughter of Sir Jocelyn Stephens, the former English heritage chairman. She also has a number of achievements under her belt. She was named ‘Model of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards in 2011 and was listed as 2011’s ‘Most Influential’ as put together by London’s Evening Standard newspaper.
As we sit with bated breath for news on the casting and while Cara is a new name on the block on the list of possible ladies for the role of Anastasia, we feel this is at least a little bit closer to the news we’ve all been waiting for. We have been on the receiving end of endless names and beauties that were in the running for the coveted leads and we are still waiting. Cara is young and with her height and striking features she could play the blossoming Anastasia brilliantly and her connection with Sam Taylor-Johnson is close to home.
We wonder what the conversation is like in the Johnson home as Fifty Fans still sit on the edge of their seats waiting for news on the casting. We have no Christian, no Anastasia, no Elliot and no Kate. Good grief. As for the baddie, Jack Hyde, the foster brother of Christian Grey, who on earth will play him? The stalker is dark and sinister and can never forget that Christian stole his chance of being adopted by the Grey family which gave Christian all the opportunities to achieve his success.
Still, we are one step closer to knowing who will play the lead roles and as the days tick away, Cara Develingne is one to watch. I’ve a feeling Ms James who does have the final say on the casting despite the rights to the movie being owned by Universal, might just remain close to home with British names for her lead roles. Watch this space. Cara has our best wishes for her audition.
We’re all dying of anticipation for any snippets of information relating to the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. There have been rumors floating around about a Summer 2014 release, but since there hasn’t been any news on the casting yet we’ve assumed it to be nothing more than hearsay.
Well, things are about to change now. Not only has the movie producers Focus Features and Universal Studios hired a British screenwriter, Kelly Marcel, but they’ve also bought on a relatively unknown British director on board. The studios have announced that Sam Taylor-Johnson will be directing the most anticipated movie of the decade, and a Facebook post from Focus Features makes it look like that the movie will be released on the 1 August 2014, keeping things on schedule for a summer release.
Now we have a director in place along with a finished script, we’ve just got the cast left to sort out, which is already whipping fans up into a frenzy. However, after speculating for a year who would be a good fit for Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey, it looks like we’re getting ever closer to finding out.
“The 25-year-old actress, who’s a natural brunette, definitely has the right look. She’s both innocent and sweet yet has the potential to be extremely bad ass. And speaking of asses, she has absolutely no problem with nudity, as she has had multiple scenes with her on-screen husband. Needless to say, her body is smokin’!” said TheStir.CafeMom.com.
Clarke definitely has a huge following on social media, who like to pair up Emilia with another fellow Brit, Henry Cavill, who is definitely a popular choice for Christian Grey. After seeing the fan made trailers featuring Clarke and Cavill, it’s definitely easy to see why they’re a popular choice with the fans, since they really look good together.
Emilia Clarke is best known for her role as the dragon queen, Daenerys Targaryan on the fantasy series Game of Thrones. We’ve seen her demonstrate her acting talent, so she won’t just be a pretty face to the part of Anastasia Steele. She’s not only got the looks, but she can definitely pull off the role and create a complex character out of Anastasia Steele.
So, what do you think? Do you hope the rumors are true or do you want to see another actress as Anastasia?
Now, Allison Williams from the HBO series Girls has made it into the list. She does have the sultry brunette looks we’d imagine for Anastasia Steele, but would she be interested?
“I am reading [Fifty Shades of Grey],” confessed the actress during an interview with Access Hollywood, “I’m very intrigued by the book, very entertained by it. And I actually love riding the subway and seeing people reading their Kindles sort of surreptitiously [reading] and I’m always wondering whether or not they’re reading Fifty Shades of Grey in secret.”
So, is Alison interested?
“I’d have to read the script, but given it’s very explicit in nature, I would say that I’d leave that up to a daredevil… we’ll see.”
So while the Anastasia Steele part seems to be in a constant flux, what about the Christian Grey candidates?
Right now it appears to be a toss up between Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill for the part, with Stephen Amell catching up slowly. There is also the possibility that a “wild card” actor might suddenly pop up and shift everything about, but until then, it remains to be seen.