’50 Shades of Grey’ Movie: Katie Cassidy as Anastasia Steele?

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The 50 Shades of Grey movie casting ideas continue with another daughter of a musician.

Lily Collins is a popular choice for the role of Anastasia Steele – the beautiful brunette daughter of musician Phil Collins is probably best known for starring alongside Taylor Lautner in Abduction and playing Snow White in Mirror Mirror. She’s got the looks to play Ana, and she’d definitely make a better choice for the role than the other Snow White – it’s safe to say that plenty of 50 Shades fans would not want Kristen Stewart playing Ana after she cheated on Robert Pattinson. Plus E.L. James has already said that she doesn’t want her in the movie.

According to the Deccan Chronicle, Katie Cassidy is another frontrunner for the role of Ana. The daughter of teen idol David Cassidy starred on the short-lived Melrose Place remake; made a great Gossip Girl villain; and played a demon on Supernatural. In movies she’s starred alongside a few other Anastasia Steele favorites – she played a pal of Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester in Monte Carlo and worked with Rooney Mara, the star of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo remake, in A Nightmare on Elm Street. Most recently Katie was cast as Dina “Laurel” Lance (a.k.a. sexy superhero Black Canary) in the upcoming CW series Arrow, which focuses on the comic book character Green Arrow.

So since Katie is working hard at working her way up the Hollywood ladder, perhaps she really has a chance at landing a role in 50 Shades of Grey. The Deccan Chronicle doesn’t list a source for the claim that she’s a frontrunner for the role of Ana, but it is stated that Katie could also be a favorite for the role of Ana’s friend Kate Kavanagh. With her sex appeal and blonde mane, Katie Cassidy might be a better fit for this part.

Other favorites listed for the role of Ana are nothing new: Emma Watson, Emma Stone, Alexis Bledel, and Lucy Hale have all been mentioned multiple times. Fans of 50 Shades also seem to be warming to Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke.

Since two daughters of musicians have been mentioned, what about a granddaughter of one? Riley Keough, whose grandfather is King of Rock Elvis Presley, is the right age to play Ana. She recently starred in the lesbian werewolf movie Jack and Diane and in Magic Mike alongside Christian Grey favorites Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer. Riley is engaged to Alex, but her man is probably just a bit too young to play Christian. Perhaps someone like Matt Bomer or Ian Somerhalder would be a more suitable choice to play her Fifty.

So can you see any of these musicians’ offspring getting in touch with their inner goddesses in the 50 Shades movie?

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