The furore surrounding the two main characters of Universal and Focus Features’ adaptation of kinky best-seller FIFTY SHADES OF GREY appeared to have settled in recent weeks. The majority of passionate readers of the first of E.L. James’ kinky novel series FIFTY SHADES OF GREY were not at all happy with the choice of Tyneside-born actor Charlie Hunnam and rising beauty Dakota Johnson as billionaire playboy Christian Grey, who (or rather whose cock) takes a shine to virginal college student Anastasia Steele.
Well, they can now cross the PACIFIC RIM and SONS OF ANARCHY actor Hunnam off the list as the Geordie lad has sited scheduling conflicts as the reason for departing the project due to begin filming in January (cue every fucker suggesting it’s for a role in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII). Perhaps now, the studio behind the fuck-filled flick being directed by NOWHERE BOY’s Sam Taylor-Johnson, may look at some of the top contenders put forward by the fans. My Mrs. (like most) is still moist at the thought of the suave (and admittedly bloody beautiful) White Collar star Matt Bomer.
Earlier this week, Jennifer Ehle joined the cast as Carla, the mother of Anastasia Steele. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is being produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside author James. Kelly Marcel wrote the screenplay. Dakota Johnson is still involved. Hunnam, as stated, has now fucked off.
By the way, apologies for the graphic depiction and use of the F-word. Then again, anyone remotely interested would have read worse. Yes?