Could Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson be the finalists for Fifty Shades of Grey? A new report has Hunnam and Johnson attached to the film as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Entertainment Weekly reports that the Sons of Anarchy star and former Ben and Kate actress are the current front-runners for the highly anticipated sexy film.
Although these are new names thrown out for Fifty Shades, nothing has been officially confirmed yet for the Sam Taylor-Johnson directed film. A Universal source told EW that "they aren't close to making any casting offers at this time."
Johnson and Hunnam are just the latest actors in a long line to be rumored in the sexy roles. Cara Delevingne's name has also recently been thrown into the Fifty Shades mix. "Cara is a front-runner for a part," a source told The Sun, "She's desperate to get the gig and has always said that she wanted to be taken seriously as an actress."
"[Cara] is a global icon now and a good actress as well and Sam wants her in the movie — though which part exactly hasn't been established," the insider continued. "[Cara's] agent has also been talking to Kelly Marcel, the screenplay writer. And, if needs be, a strong role will be written in for her." Delevingne befriended Taylor-Johnson when she worked with the director's husband, Aaron Johnson.
Other names thrown around for Anastasia Steele have been Alexis Bledel, Lucy Hale and Emma Watson. Although Watson tweeted, "Who here actually thinks I would do Fifty Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life. Good. Well that's sorted then."
Other names for the dashing Christian Grey have included Alex Pettyfer, Robert Pattinson and Ian Somerhalder. "One can never get bored of people asking about a huge project ... Everyone has to realize every guy in Hollywood is up for this role. It could be anyone — that's how that goes," Somerhalder said about the Fifty Shades movie cast rumors.
"There's so many incredible, young, talented women in Hollywood. They're going to find a really good one," Vampire Diaries star Somerhalder also said about finding an Anastasia Steele for the Fifty Shades film.
The film isn't scheduled to come out until 2014, so the rumors can continue. We can't wait to see who gets the parts.