The 50 Shades of Grey movie casting fever once got so hot that the film producers and author E. L. James tried to get fans to cool itÂ—according to them, any casting news was still way too far off for fans to be so frenzied.
At times it has seemed like James and the producers find all the casting speculation a little annoying, and they’ve avoided talking about the casting process too much. So after putting all this effort into keeping fans calm, why in the world would E. L. James start fanning the flames by asking Fifty fans who they want to see as Christian Grey?
According to Entertainmentwise, the author whipped fans into a Twitter frenzy by asking them, “who do you want to play Christian Grey in the movie?” Their feedback included the likes of heavy favorites Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer, but now Man of Steel star Henry Cavill is also getting a bit more attention. The sexy new Superman was recently asked about starring in the 50 Shades of Grey movie, and he coyly responded by saying, “Whether that happens, that decision will be made at the time it has to be made.”
Maybe Henry Cavill’s comment had something to do with why James tweeted what she did. It’s possible that Henry has been in talks to star in the movie and that James is trying to keep fans from focusing on his comments too much with her Twitter distraction. Asking Fifty fans who they want to see as Christian Grey makes it seem like no casting talks have been going on.
Of course it’s possible that these talks still haven’t happened yet because the movie doesn’t have a screenplay, but that’s going to change very soon. Screenwriter Kelly Marcel recently revealed that she and James are going to have a week of meetings about the screenplay in December, and she’ll start writing after those meetings are over.
According to Variety, Kelly Marcel promised fans “to stay true to this very adult book. It’s sexy and will remain so as a film.” So all the Christian Grey favorites will finally have a sexy screenplay to read very soon.
So do you think James was trying to distract fans from Cavill’s comments with her tweet, or was she simply trying to make sure that Fifty fans stay interested in the film since it will be a long time before it hits theaters?
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