Similar to my monthly media updates I thought I would start a monthly UNOFFICIAL casting post. All the speculation: who’s in because they like sex, who’s out because they’re in a relationship.
- Shailene Woodley is unlikely to play Ana because she’s signed with another movie. I think, as this article says, that her role in Divergent will be a bigger obstacle as both films will have to work out schedules over several years to share her.
- Selena Gomez’s name occasionally comes up as an Anastasia contender, but now her co-star Vanessa Hudgens is also being mentioned. I’ll admit, I don’t know much about either, but I never took the Selena Gomez rumors seriously.
- According to Gather, the newest name in the running for Anastasia is Poppy Gelevingne, a popular model. I’m not sure if it’s the blonde hair that throws me off or if he face is too slim and narrow, but visually I’m not seeing her as Ana. But as a Kate Kavanagh, now that would be a good fit.
- Stephen Amell has admitted that his meeting regarding Fifty Shades of Grey was actually a meeting at Focus Features and the topic of Fifty Shades of grey was just one of many things discussed. I knew there was something missing in his comment!
- Jensen Ackles’ name is now being thrown around for Christian Grey. Ok, it’s been thrown around before, but it’s made a resurgence recently with some of the entertainment news.
- In an interview, Alexander Skarsgard commented that he has not read the Fifty Shades of Grey books, but that if it has a good script and a good film maker he would be interested in the role of Christian.
- Simon Baker from The Mentalist, has said he would like a role in Fifty Shades of Grey. He’s too old for Christian and since he hasn’t read the books, I think it’s a joke…
- IBTimes is suggesting Eve Hewson, daughter of Bono, for Anastasia. Other then her being the right age (22), and having brown hair, I have no idea if she has what it takes to play the role.
- IBT has brought up a new name for Anastasia, Allison Williams for the HBO series, Girls.
- FansShare is suggesting Keeley Hazell for Kate Kavanagh. She’s pretty, but I wonder if she can act?
- Wetpaint and others are reporting that Jennifer Lawrence is the top choice for Ana. She’s a great actress, Oscar winning, and although I don’t see her as Ana, I think she could do it. And who wouldn’t want her in their film? One major problem with her. She’s filming Mockingjay from September through May of next year.
- Alex Pettyfer is NOT confirmed for the movie. He may have done a scene for Gus Van Sant, but that was not an audition or screen test.