With many “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie fans understandably impatient about the long-rumored casting of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, it’s clear that some news surrounding the hotly anticipated film can quickly be taken as confirmed before the facts are even proven. This seems to be the case this week, as Deadline only reiterated this Monday, April 29, that recent talk of Alex Pettyfer being “officially” cast as Christian in “Fifty Shades of Grey” is simply untrue, and that several big directors for the film may have already been approached in secret. However, until screenwriter Kelly Marcel and her in-the-works script are presented, it’s almost certain that casting won’t be revealed to us fans.
It was only early last week that news began to circulate of Alex Pettyfer being filmed in a sex scene shoot by aspiring “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie director Gus Van Sant. While this may certainly be true, some sites seem to have taken this no doubt interesting feature surrounding the talented “Magic Mike” actor too far. Several publications, including Hollywood Life, wrote some posts that Alex Pettyfer was “officially” confirmed to play Christian Grey in E.L. James’ adaptation.
Yet as Wired and numerous other sources attest, there has been zero talk from studio execs surrounding Pettyfer (or any other actor at this point in time) playing Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie. (We do know Stephen Amell of “Arrow” had a meeting about the film, but no updates on the exact contents of the meeting just yet). Alex Pettyfer’s sex scene was to showcase Ana losing her virginity to the steamy CEO, as aspiring director Gus Van Sant was reportedly trying to land himself the role of helming the film from the feature as a “taste” of what he could bring to the table.
Deadline did add that some still-unknown directors may have already been in talks with the movie team of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, though again nothing will likely be done until Kelly Marcel’s novel-to-film script is completed.
At that point, any and all actors — from fan favorites like Alexander Skarsgard, Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer, Henry Cavill, Stephen Amell, and Pettyfer to some dark-horse contenders — are fair game to try their hand at being cast in the literally career-changing role of Christian Grey.
Yet with filming expected to begin in Spring of 2014 in London, it’s likely (hopeful, at least) that Marcel may have the script done within the next couple of months or so.
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