The “Fifty Shades of Grey” casting web has been tangled for far too long. With a multitude of names being thrown out in the open, fans of the E.L. James’s hit novel have been anxious to meet their dream characters on the big screen. Putting faces to such huge names is a daunting task for Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director of the film. But the search may soon be over possibly in just a matter of weeks. With production expected to start in October, Universal and Focus Features are narrowing in the top contenders for the film.
With names such as Alicia Vikander, Emma Watson, Alexis Bledel, Shailene Woodley, Imogen Poots and Dakota Johnson associated with the sweet and simple Anastasia Steele, expectations are sure to run high. Of the six, the top contender seems to be Actress’s Melanie Griffith’s daughter, Dakota Johnson. The 23-year-old former model has all it takes to fit into the shoes of Ms. Steele.
While there is still a huge speculation as to who will play Ana, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is the most prominent name to be linked to the role of masochistic billionaire Christian Grey. The film is slated to release August 1st 2014.
Author: Diana Lydia
Editor: Saheli Goswami