Just because we know that you want it, whether you like it or not, we here at Nerd Bastards bring to you some hot news on the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie project. The news involves casting, to be precise, and though you may not be familiar with the names, you can be damn sure after this flick hits the big screen, you’ll be hearing plenty about them. And the winners (?) are… Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson!
For those that don’t know who the hell these people are, Hunnam, who will be playing the male lead of Christian Grey, is perhaps best known for his part on Sons of Anarchy. He’s done some other minor roles as well, but nothing worth mentioning too much.
Johnson is perhaps even more of an unknown, starring in nothing noteworthy. Now, she’s going to be Anastasia Steele, the female lead.
And yes, those are the actual names of the lead characters. Some authors have a hard time naming their characters, so give writer E L James a break!
Since neither actor has what one would refer to as a stellar career, this could actually be a big move up for them. In a Sharon Stone showing her coochy in Basic Instinct kind of way, of course.
In case you know nothing about 50 Shades of Grey, here is the rather generous story description concocted by those trying to sell the book:
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
So mark the calendar, folks. You’ll be able to view the Twi-porn when it hits the big screen on August 1st, 2014.
Thanks to GeekTyrant for the heads-up.