At long last, our national nightmare is over: Universal and Focus Features have found their leads for the upcoming adaptation of '50 Shades of Grey.' Dakota Johnson of 'The Social Network' has been cast as Anastasia Steele, the college student who enters into a dominant/submissive relationship with enigmatic businessman Christian Grey because fairy tales do come true, or something. Charlie Hunnam of 'Pacific Rim' and 'Sons of Anarchy' will play Christian.
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A while ago, we had a hard time believing that a '50 Shades of Grey' movie could actually get made. Then the film adaptation of the extremely popular, semi-pornographic book series got a director, and now it has a release date.
It's finally happening. After months of, "Nah, they won't actually make a '50 Shades of Grey' movie ... will they?," a director has officially boarded the adaptation of EL James' hugely popular novel. We're still not sure if we should send 'Nowhere Boy' director Sam Taylor-Johnson (yes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson's wife) our congratulations or our regrets. After all, the jury is still out as to how Universal and Focus Features will actually make a functioning movie out of this thing.
Though there are still many decisions yet to be made, Universal and Focus features are adapting '50 Shades of Grey' for the big screen, and the latest news is that 'Anna Karenina' director Joe Wright is currently Universal's top choice for the job.
Turns out Gus Van Sant really wants to direct '50 Shades of Grey' -- so bad, in fact, that he recruited Alex Pettyfer ('Magic Mike') to shoot a sex scene with a number of actress to present to the studio and author E.L. James. Did it work?
Because you can never have too much '50 Shades of Grey' movie updates, here's one all you duel 'Arrow' and BDSM literature fans might enjoy. While speculation heats up as to which male heartthrob will be taking on the lead role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L. James' book, Stephen Amell has confirmed that he actually sat down for a meeting with the movie reps to discuss the project. So is he or isn't he?
Is Emma Watson fit to be tied? That's the question on millions of minds since last week's rumor broke linking the 'Harry Potter' actress to the racy '50 Shades of Grey' adaptation. Now Emma is speaking -- er, tweeting -- out about the report, giving fans a piece of her mind regarding her link to the sexy project.
Celebrities like Beyonce, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have all fallen victim to those dreaded hackers, who recently jacked a ton of stars' phone numbers and credit card information. But the terror doesn't stop there. A while ago, another crop hacked into the German studio Constantin and reportedly revealed the answer to one of the most important questions for 'Twilight' fan fiction fans -- who will play the female lead in the '50 Shades of Grey' movie?
You either love '50 Shades of Grey' or you're dreading the day when this 'Twilight' fan fiction turned movie will hit the big screen. Regardless, after what seems like forever since the idea for the film version was first announced, E.L. James might finally see her masterpiece in theaters as soon as next summer.
Little movement on the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie has been made since Focus Features acquired the rights to the series of books in a blockbuster deal last year. Since then there have been lots of rumors about who would direct and who would star in the film. One of the most popular rumors was that Mila Kunis would star in the film as Anastasia Steele but up until now there was no substance to the news. Now, as she's promoting 'Oz, the Great and Powerful,' Kunis says she's definitely aware of the rumors and they're not entirely untrue.