Emilia Clarke and Henry Cavill have inspired a slew of fan-made trailers on YouTube. The subject of those trailers: to express support for the pair as leads in a Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
The movie, slated for 2014 but currently marked as “in development” at IMDb and thus limited on cast-and-crew details, is definitely going to happen.
Many of us think it already did with 2002’s Secretary, a film starring James Spader as a man named Mr. Grey, who begins a torrid sadomasochistic love affair with his much younger secretary.
(No similarities there, huh? Whatever.)
The book’s theme is certainly nothing new. Vladimir Nabokov was writing about this sort of thing with Lolita long before E.L. James’ bestselling novel broke into the mainstream last year.
Likewise, Emilia Clarke’s name for Anastasia Steele has been commonly repeated by fans and even turned up as the frontrunner in a recent rumor rundown from Digital Spy.
Cavill was in that same grouping, though he was a little further down the list, joining names like Chris Pine, Alexander Skarsgard, and Ryan Gosling for the part of [a different] Mr. Grey.
Not sure how any of this is bold casting really. All the actors and actresses mentioned for the film have a slightly noticeable age difference, but not by much. Why no John C. Reilly, Gary Busey, or Ron Perlman? What’s wrong with you people?
Anyway, the fan trailer performing the best is a 73-second spot that features Cavill doing a slow-motion action movie walk to his helicopter while the wind from the propeller blades blows his hair around in salvos of black-and-white dreaminess.
Cut back to 25-year-old Emilia Clarke reminding The Inquisitr guys we’re still menfolk at the 15-second mark, throw in some shadowy naughtiness, and you’ve got a winner. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s a look:
Hopefully, that was enough to tide you over because as of late February, James admitted there wasn’t even a filmmaker attached to the project, so casting could still be several months away.
If you’re not the type of fan that goes in for rabid fan-base behaviors, then this report may not be for you. But at least fan-made trailers take some skill and talent when done well.
That’s more than we can say for #RIHANNAING, the latest craze reported by NewNowNext that involves tweeting pictures of yourself in a shirt and no pants. Guess who inspired that one.
What do you think about Emilia Clarke and Henry Cavill for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie — just right or uninspired?