It’s happening! The New York Times best selling book, Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James, is being adapted into a film. Universal Studios alongside Focus Features have purchased scripting and casting rights from Mrs. James. This makes us wonder…who will be cast for the lead roles?
The notoriously handsome and suave leading man, Christian Grey, will be the talk of Hollywood. From the book, we know that Christian has to be gorgeous. Here at the Kendra Scott Headquarters, debate has erupted about which Hollywood heartthrob should take the role. Our first choice is Ian Somerhalder. Those piercing, ice blue eyes are the epitome of Christian Grey, and in a recent interview, Ian admitted to being interested in the role. Ryan Gosling was another popular choice. His character in Drive showed us that this romantic guy does have a bad boy side. Man of Steel star Henry Cavill would be a great fit for Christian with his strong physique. Chace Crawford is also a favorite. We would love to see him transition from Gossip Girl to the big screen.
And what about Anastasia Steele the protagonist of the book? Ana is a shy, intelligent college graduate with an aire of innocence. In an interview in Entertainment Weekly, E L James stated that she was inspired by the character Bella from the Twilight Saga. We love the idea of casting Alexandra Daddario. This breakout star is stunning and has all the attributes of Miss Steele. Ashley Greene from the Twilight series is another top pick. Her sweet smile and charm are perfect for naïve Anastasia. Bella Heathcote‘s big blue eyes and sweet smile are perfect for the role. And did you know that Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones is actually a brunette?! She fits Ana’s description perfectly with a mix of striking beauty and girl-next-door features.
Although Elena Lincoln, also known as Mrs. Robinson, does not have a large role in the first book, she becomes a major player in Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. Casting the perfect dominating older female is an important decision. Gorgeous actresses like Michelle Pfeiffer, Diane Lane and Sharon Stone would be great for the role, but hands down, we love Kim Cattrall. Samantha from Sex and the City matches the description of Mrs. Robinson to a “T”.
We’d love to know, who are your choices for the movie?