The Speculation Spiral
We bring you up to speed with whats happening in the 50 Shades game, you know, if you care.
Director – Sam Taylor-Johnson of Nowhere Boy/Marrying a really young dude fame.
Producers – Dana Brunetti and Mike De Luca of Social Network fame.
Release Date – August 1 2014 (Although they don’t even have an official cast yet so…)
That’s it for the facts. Just three things. Obviously everyone is itching to know who is going to be cast. The world wants so badly to know it seems that every day someone makes up a new rumour about who just might, maybe, possibly be cast as the leading lady/man. Well, when say the world I mean to say it in inverted commas because I am sure a lot of people don’t actually care. I don’t even care that much, I haven’t even read the books. I just find the whole thing quite amusing.
Anyway.. The Rumours:
Anastasia Steele – Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Emma Watson (you know who she is), Vanessa Minnilo (some American TV presenter?), Ellen Page (you should know who she is too), Felicity Jones (no idea but she’s pretty), Katie Cassidy (that psycho bitch from Gossip Girl), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Kristen Stewart (yip), Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apt 23), Emmy Rossum (Phantom of the Opera), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), Scarlett Johansson, Leighton Meester (Blair), Mila Kunis, Lilly Collins (that chic with the eyebrows), Angelina Jolie (!), Anne Hathaway (please god no).
From what I have just read about Ana on Wikipedia (told you I haven’t read it) Ana is meant to be an innocent, shy, scruffy, sort of pretty virgin. Knowing this we have to grudgingly rule out Angelina Jolie because you can’t make her ‘sort of pretty’ or virginal. Mila Kunis too, and Scarlett for that matter.
I was placing my bets on Emilia Clarke but annoyingly enough Ana sounds a hell of a lot like Anne Hathaway. What with the innocent-ness and the sort of pretty-ness and the blue eyes to big for her face-ness. Can this not happen?
Christian Grey – Matt Bomer (no clue but he’s hot), Christian Bale (I’d bet on him), Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia), James Franco, Henry Cavill (yes please), Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries), Stephen Amell, Ryan Gosling, Ed Westwick (Chuck).
Christian Bale was born to play Mr Grey. He MUST be the director’s first choice.. Even though I’d rather Henry Cavill.
Katherine Kavanagh (the best friend) – Blake Lively (yea), Cara Delevingne.
I don’t know… These are just two really hot chics. Either would be a good choice although Cara is pretty much THE model at the moment so in casting her you can guarantee publicity.
So yea, if they want to listen to the unsolicited opinion of a girl who has never, and probably will never, read the books then they should cast: Emilia Clarke as Ana, Christian Bale as Christian and Cara Delevingne as the best friend. Oh and they should throw a bit of Angelina Jolie in there somewhere, you know, just because she’s awesome.