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‘Fifty Shades Of Grey': Casting Calls For Lead Roles Go Out

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Fifty Shades Of Grey is one of the most highly anticipated adaptations in recent years and now casting calls are going out for the lead roles.

Universal Pictures is announcing that they are seeking male and female actors for the main roles of Anastasia Steel and Christian Grey, the protagonists of the story.

The movie will be based on the popular novel of the same name by E.L. James, who has retained creative control by selling its rights to Universal, she is also producing the film.

There has been speculation from all corners as to who would play the main roles, especially that of Christian Grey.

Names such as Henry Cavill (Man Of Steel). Matt Bomer (White Collar), Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) among others have come up.

According to the website Acting Audtions.org, any rumors about casting for Fifty Shades is false.

The casting director has reviewed submissions sent by agents and are now opening up casting for the general public in hopes to finding the perfect actors for the roles.

The only official announcement regarding cast and crew is that of director Sam Taylor-Johnson, formerly known as Taylor-Wood. Michael De Luca, who is currently producing Dracula and Dana Brunetti are producers.

The film will be distributed by Universal and Focus Features. The film has an August 24, 2014 tentative release date.

Fifty Shades follows the steamy relationship that takes place when college graduate Anastasia Steele meets business man Christian Grey and is characterized by their explicit sex scenes.

De Luca is looking for women between the ages of 20-25 to play Anastasia and men between 25-33 years-old to play Chrisitan Grey.

Fifty Shades Of Grey casting news can’t come to soon for those who have been waiting for this adaptation. The books have sold more than 70 million copies worldwide.

Who would you like to see playing Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey on Fifty Shades Of Grey?

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14 Responses to “‘Fifty Shades Of Grey': Casting Calls For Lead Roles Go Out”

  1. Sophia Pembrook

    First of all it was WAY too late for them to be doing an open casting call, with a fall filming date. Second, this "casting call" isn't even accepting submissions anymore. Either it's not real, or it's old. Why would they need to do open casting calls anyway? If they don't want to cast big stars, there are unknowns that are already with agencies they could look into. This whole thing just seems fishy to me. If is really IS true, the high hopes I had for this film have dropped dramatically.

  2. Jane Peers

    Oh dear Matt Bomer out of the running then as he is 35 lots of people will be disappointed

  3. Catherine Dyne

    Surely this can't be for real. They're asking for nothing more than a photo plus resume of acting experience, whilst also stating that no acting experience is necessary. There have to be dozens of unknown actors out there without having to resort to members of the public with no acting experience.

  4. Christine L. Banks

    There's no way this is true. It say's "no acting experience required" for these roles! There is NO WAY Universal would accept that. It's ridiculous, especially since they could easily get talented and experienced actors. Nothing sounds right on that casting call at all. We've seen way too many stories where "sources" have "confirmed" something, but it all ended up to be false. This just doesn't make any sense at all, and it's a professional move. I HIGHLY doubt a big studio like Universal would approve this for a film like this.

  5. Crystal Dukes

    Lots of people are already disappointed. That they would ignore the "fans" the ones who are going to see this movie "a lot" and have bought and read and reread the books is a stupidity all it's own…Ian was my Christian A LOT of others as well. No acting required? I do not think I will be seeing this movie. I heard unknowns but no experience?! They will butcher it. No thanks.

  6. Angela Antonisse-Oxley

    What about Taylor Kinney from Chicago Fire? He has the eyes and body and he is 32.

  7. Steffi Nikitas

    I'm getting really sick really fast of this drawn out casting call process. Just make a frigging announcement already on who the cast is and stop this non-sense of "general public" casting call. As if they would give the roles to no-name actors. Please. This is the most anticipated movie in a decade. All they are doing is trying to spruce up the PR on the movie. If they're not careful, the public will lose interest in this very quickly and the movie is a bust before they even start filming it.

  8. Evelyn Boehme

    very rarely do i see a movie if i've read the book. like my version better

  9. Tara Jaraczewski

    Actually I'm glad that it will be people we DON'T know. It'll make it better. It will give the fans a better chance at seeing Christian as Christian not some A listed celeb we all want.