One Step Close To The Fifty Shades Movie

In the last few days, there’s been quite a bit of excitement in the Fifty Shades fan world. We know that there are a lot of “Greysessed” ladies and gents who are hanging on every detail of the upcoming movie. Those lovers got a juicy bit of information recently – who will be playing Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the official movie due out in 2013.

E L James announced on her twitter account early last week that Dakota Johnson would be taking the lead female role of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. While you may not have heard of Dakota before, she’s recently been seen in the Facebook movie The Social Network, as well as Crazy in Alabama. She’s also got Hollywood in her blood, being the daughter of Melanie Griffiths and Don Johnson.

For the role of Christian Grey, E L James decided on someone that was flying under the radar for quite a while. Many Shades fans thought it would be Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer or Alexander Skarsgard. But, when it was announced that Charlie Hunnam would be playing the male lead, many expressed their agreement with this casting on Twitter. Charlie is most famous for his role in Sons of Anarchy, but he may be better known to his UK fans from his roles in Queer as Folk and Green Street Hooligans.One Step Close To The Fifty Shades MovieBut, not everyone was happy with the decisions. So much so that some fans have taken to the petition site to lobby for Johnson and Hunnam be replaced with Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel. These two have been at the top of every Fifty Shades fan straw poll as to who they see as their perfect Christian and Anastasia, and they aren’t ready to give up that dream yet. The petition has 75,000 signatures at last count!

So what’s next on the Greysessed lover’s wait-list? We expect that shooting the Fifty Shades movie will start in the coming months, with a trailer to be released sometime this winter. The movie itself is due out August 2014. At this time, there’s no plan to create a Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed movie, but we bet that if the first movie does well, the sequels won’t be out of the question. For now, though, you can tide yourselves over with toys and tools from the Official Fifty Shades sex toy and bondage gear collection!

Now, we do know that this isn’t the first time that a Fifty Shades movie has hit the screens. Last year, adult movie company Smash Pictures made a porn parody of the movie, only to have it taken down a few months later due to copyright infringement. We wonder if the official Fifty Shades movie will be as hot and steamy as the parody version was!