Has the much talked about Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation finally found its stars?
Dakota, who previously starred in the canceled FOX comedy Ben & Kate(and Melanie Griffith‘s womb) is up for the lead role of Anastasia “Ana” Steele while Sons of Anarchy‘s Hunnam would play the elusive Christian Grey.
I would call myself a fan of both these actors, but I’m not sure I would have ever predicted either of them for this particular project. I mean, I haven’t read the book or anything.
Fine. I have.
Dakota’s comedy prowess has been proven through standout bit roles in films like The Five-Year Engagement and 21 Jump Street, but it will interesting to see if she can take on a more dramatic character if she does in fact get this part. (Is Fifty Shades even a drama? Is it romance? Erotica? Romotica? Yeah, it’s romotica from here on.)
Hunnam has stuck to mainly action/thriller fare, including Pacific Rim, Deadfall and The Ledge. He’s also in the fantastic but short-lived Judd Apatowseries, Undeclared, which you should probably watch if you haven’t already. Like, now.
Fifty Shades of Grey will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and it’s slated for an August 2014 release.
What do you think about these latest casting rumors? Who would you like to see play Anastasia and Christian?