Fifty Shades of Grey Fans Petition For New Christian and Ana; Matt Bomer, Alexis Bledel Preferred

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We knew some Fifty Shades of Grey fans weren't thrilled with the actors cast as the movie's sexy leads, but we may have underestimated the level of vitriol.

There's already a petition to oust Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam.

A petition on change (dot) org, which was no doubt created with just this kind of important community activism in mind, has well over 10,000 signatures.

As for who the irate 50 Shades petitioners would love to replace Chakota with?

Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel, two of the favorites in the online fantasy casting game that became a 50 Shades pastime for the better part of 18 months.

Alexis and Matt, not coincidentally, were the subjects of a popular fan-made trailer (below), and enjoyed major support from readers in online forums.

Oh, what might have been. And what will (sadly?) never be.

Matt Bomer is not walking through that door. Garrett Hedlund is not walking through that door. Nor are Shailene Woodley, Alexis Bledel or anyone else.

Given an August 1, 2014 release date, Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson are staying put. Tough love time, people: It's theirs now, like it or not.

That said, the Fifty Shades of Grey movie brain trust has responded to the backlash, defending the casting, thanking fans for their passion and so on.

Will people come around once they see the chemistry between Dakota and Charlie on screen? Or did EL James & Co. already ruin Christian and Ana?

You tell us in the comments and surveys below ...

Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey:

Dakota Johnson as Ana Steele:


Omg.. I hate that casting for Anna! She is so wrong. It should have been IAN SAMERHOLDER and LUCY HALE!


Charlie is FUGLY!! Even cleaned up in a suit! He wasn't even choice #4 ( & he was probably even lower on the options list) so they the creators "settled" which isnt surprising considering how long they took just to find a cast. That petition is now well over 65,000 signatures, & Christian Grey was suppose to be very woman's drop dead gorgeous idea of a man, sorry Charlie but apparently you aren't that vision. They have ALOT of work to do fixing someone who looks better dressed as a Hells Angel biker then a biker in a monkey suit!!! Yes I've seen him in a suit & don't find him attractive at all. Don't even get me started on Dakota .. You guys can have "Chakota"!!! I'm so done & have lost interest in this movie. Especially after finding out no A-List actors or actresses even wanted the rolls, that says ALOT in itself.


Honest question: What's the big deal? The book is not even worthy to be called a book. The only reason why it's being made into a movie because it's all about sex and SEX SELLS. That's the only reason why it's being made into a movie. So producers can take money from you.


I can definitely see Alexis Beldel as the female lead... She would look extra cute and deprave in a ball and chain and a gag... As for Matt Bomer... Considering that he says he's gay... Ehh.. No... I'm getting this vibe that he wouldn't want to spank Alexis with a "daddy's belt"


I think too many women and some men may have already established their choice of fantasy for a bit too long. perhaps their choice for the roles just did not want to do the film. although the story of the book was pretty good it was poorly written in my opinion. I don't believe the movie will be any better as movies based on books never are. stop crying people you're not in grade school.

@ missy

You've got my vote, missy! Quit the the whining, people!!


I picture young,got Channing Tatum or that sexy werewolf from True Blood. As for the female role maybe Julia Roberts.


The problem is not the casting, the problem is all the women that read these books all decided who in there own little fantasies would b the best to play the dude! You girls will just get over the fact its not the person u all fantasized about!


I am sure these people can act just fine that isn't the question at hand but They are not at all they characters explained in the book! Ive read and read and read these wonderful books tens of times and Ive pictured them over and over and These two people by far dont compare to the wonderful people in the book! So already I have major doubts about the movie! My biggest concern if they are not worried about matching the characters to the book then maybe they will screenplay it differently then it happened in the book! Which the book is written so perfectly so they should follow it to a T ! I definately believe better casting could have been made! No offense to the girl playing Ana but she isn;t very pretty at all and not how Ana is described in the book at all :(


I also think that once all the Non-Sons of Anarchy fans see Charlie in the role, Their idea may change. He's pretty hot. Hair dye and makeup and bam! Women will be ooohing and ahhhing over him. :)


I'm sure if Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel were really perfect for the part, they would have gotten it. Its called a casting director for a reason. These may be your perfect CG and Anna's but it's not everyones. People should see that things will not always go your way. The petition idea is elementary and stupid. No one cares. And I can't see Matt Bomer as CG. He's gay in real life. Now that's great for him but It would just make it harder for me to believe him as CG.

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