'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Casting News: E.L. James Addresses Rumors; 'Far Too Early;' 'No One Is Ruled In Or Out'
It looks like E.L. James has finally had enough with all the casting rumors of who will play the leads Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the hotly anticipated film adaption.
"Fifty Shades of Grey," written by bestselling author E.L. James, tells the story of 22-year-old recent college grad Anastasia Steele, who enters into a dominant/submissive sexual relationship with 27-year old sexy billionaire Christian Grey, and both explore Christian's world of BDSM (bondage, dominance, submission, masochism).
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Fans have been going crazy, revealing in a frenzy who they want to play the two crucial roles, as well as other key characters like Mrs. Robinson (Elena), Mia Grey, and Kate Kavanagh.
James tweeted Wednesday to her fans that it's too early for all this casting talk.
"I am not making any comments on casting the movie. No one is ruled out or in yet - far too early," she tweeted.
"Social Network" Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti have been confirmed for the producers of the upcoming movie, and recently informed fans that all actors and actresses are still up for the part, but they are only rumors.
"All the rumors on #FiftyShades are just rumors... No one has been cast in any role. We have to get a writer and a director first."
News surfaced on Wednesday that the Luca and Brunetti have picked four front-runners for screenwriters: Karen Croner, Dan Fogelman, Veena Sud, Kelly Marcel.
"American Psycho" writer Bret Easton Ellis recently revealed that he is no longer being considered for the film adaption on Tuesday.
"It's a very major disappointment to announce that I've somehow been taken off the list of possible screenwriters for Fifty Shades of Grey," Ellis tweeted on his Twitter page.
After the screenwriter is chosen, the script is the next part of the process, and then the actors and actresses will be chosen.
Many stars have been linked to the roles in the book, some even going out there and saying that would actually like a part in the film.
A source recently told the Daily Mail that actress Angelina Jolie would be interested in a part of "Fifty Shades." She apparently has been reading the novel after being introduced to it while shooting her new film, "Maleficent," in the United Kingdom.
Last week, fitness star Jessie Pavelka admitted he would like to play Christian Grey via Twitter.
"Thanks for all the support! I would definitely be interested in the role of Christian Grey. At the moment my attention/focus is on AYTSML," he tweeted.
"Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale, 23, said that any involvement with the film would take her career in a different direction, and she's comfortable with that type of diversion.
"I definitely am ready to take a step and do something a bit more risky, absolutely, but it's a fine line," she said. "I don't know what that fine line is, but I'm definitely ready to explore a darker side of my acting abilities."
"The Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder, 33, seems to be the most popular among fans to play Christian Grey.
Last month, Somerhalder even held a sort of campaign on his Twitter, making it clear that he's more than qualified to take the role, according to The Hollywood Gossip.
Actor Colin Egglesfield, 39, is now said to be in the running for the Christian, and recently revealed to Access Hollywood that he could play the part, and that the book is on his reading list.
"Magic Mike" star Channing Tatum, 32, revealed that he would like to be 27-year-old sexy billionaire Christian Grey but only if his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, were going to be Anastasia.
"Dancing with the Stars" 2012 competitor William Levy, 31, said he likes the book.
"I like the book, actually," he told Extra's Mario Lopez. "I think all guys should be like that."
U.K. reality television star Mark Wright, 25, said in an interview with the Daily Star that he would love to play the role of Christian Grey and that it would help him conquer Hollywood.
"I'd love to play Christian; that would be such a great part for me.
"Everybody is loving that book right now," the wannabe actor said.
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