A slow start to October since I’m not reporting much on this rumor that Charlie Hunnam is quitting Fifty Shades of Grey.
- Kurt Stutter, the producer of Son’s of Anarchy, has said that Charlie struggled with the decision to take on the role of Christian Grey. You could take this as bad news, that he’s not committed. I take it that he’s given the role thought and is more committed then if it was an easy decision.
- October 4th is Dakota’s Birthday, Happy 24th!
- Several news outlets are reporting that ladie fans of Charlie Hunnam have been leaving lingerie at his home in LA. I’m sorry I didn’t think of it yet!
- The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Jennifer Ehle is taking on the role of Carla Adams. While we think she’s a great choice, we’re waiting for official word.
- Charlie Hunnam is no longer Christian Grey.
- The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has topped the Amazon All Time Best Seller List. Congrats to Erika!
- Top theories in why Charlie Hunnam quit Fifty Shades of Grey: He was only making $125,000. He wanted more control of the script, meanwhile another write was hired to do some finishing work on the script. Charlie Hunnam didn’t want to end up typecast like Robert Pattinson. What is your theory?
- Jamie Dornan did a screen test for Christian Grey and the eonline is reporting it went well. He’s a hotty, so I wouldn’t mind him!
- Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood, is another big name coming up as a possible Christian Grey. Crushable offers some fun information about him.
- Variety is reporting that Jamie Dornan has been “tapped” to play Christian Grey. Other media is saying he’s been offered the rule, but not saying he signed. My guess, they’ll announce this week and EL will head back home for 2 weeks. But my guesses are always wrong.
- I was interviewed about casting by Entertainment Weekly, see what I had to say about the different Christian Grey choices.
- Variety is reporting Luke Grimes of True Blood has been chosen for Elliot. I’m waiting on official word and will spread the word when I hear (though I’ll be at the movies Friday night)
- Production Weekly is reporting that filming has been moved, it will be from December 3 to February 20. Filming has previously been reported to be in Vancouver. Anyone want to take a quick trip to Vancouver this winter?
- Aceshowbiz Reports that Juno Temple turned down the role of Kate and Frank Grillo turned down the role of Taylor.
- Casting Calls for actors and extras has begun. Check out Acting-Auditions for more information.
- The Wrap is reporting that Script Doctor, Mark Bomback has been brought in to do some finishing work on the Fifty Shades script. Mark is known for work on Wolverine and many actions movies. An interesting turn after Patrick Marber was already brought in to do the job.