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.
I’m sure you spend all of your time wondering where the child stars of movies past are now. We’ve compiled a fair amount of before and after pictures for y’all to check out, some of which you probably expect and some of which will be a surprise to you. Let’s get started!
Let’s start with something that we all expect to see. Taylor Momsen is most known for her role as Cindy Lou Who in the 2000 film, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Over the course of the years, she landed a role on Gossip Girl and she’s now some badass singer chick. Or something. She blames her parents for her shitty attitude and bitchiness, actively tells young girls to twiddle themselves and flashes her tits at concerts. No big deal. She’s really matured!
Daniel Radcliffe has been quoted as saying that he is not pleased that J.K. Rowling has enough material to write at least three more Harry Potter novels, if she ever got it in her mind to do so. She had announced this on Oprah, though also stated she had no plans in the works right now to actually write more books along that vein. Here’s what Radcliffe had to say:
“Oh God, she promised me categorically that there wouldn’t be another book involving Harry,” he said, adding that it was ‘very doubtful’ he’d ever again play the character. “I think 10 years is a long time to spend with one character.”
And here’s the question on my mind: Do we even want Daniel Radcliffe to play Harry Potter again? Sure, he was cast in the role and he was a cute little kid and did as good a job as any little kid could do dealing with such a huge role. (Except Dakota Fanning. She is frickin’ amazing…) But by the third movie, didn’t we all kind of notice that maybe he wasn’t up to the challenge? It’s glaringly obvious that in half of his scenes he is two seconds away from laughing, even when he is screaming at Peter Pettigrew in angst about his murdered parents.
J.K. Rowling should definitely write more books if she has enough material to warrant such, and make it interesting, something the readers would be into. Daniel Radcliffe having to play him in a movie shouldn’t even enter into the discussion. Truly, he should just be glad that anyone even knows his name. He owes his entire livelihood to J.K. Rowling and the title character of her book series, so he can STFU.
Summit has released a few more new images from its upcoming vampire sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon, featuring the Volturi clan, which you can view after the jump.
The images feature Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus, Michael Sheen as Aro, Dakota Fanning as Jane, Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius, Cameron Bright as Alec, Charlie Bewley as Demetri and Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen