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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.

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The producers of Fifty Shades of Grey are defending the casting of Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam, which was not what you would call universally lauded.

Fantasy 50 Shades of Grey movie casting has become an online pastime for almost two years, which fans throwing out countless names and pairings.

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam? Not a common one.

A common Twitter refrain: "Who the heck are these people?"

Another fan, writing the film off before it's even started filming, wrote: "Ok… they freaking killed it. The movie has been totally ruined. Fifty Shades will suck."

Yet another likened the casting to Ben Affleck as Batman, calling Hunnam as Christian Grey "so wrong" and lamenting the early death of the 50 Shades film.

The backlash was so bad that the filmmakers responded.

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Charlie Hunnam has been cast as the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey.

But Bret Easton Ellis claims the Sons of Anarchy star was NOT the first choice of author E.L. James, who supposedly opened up to Ellis at a party this summer.

"E.L. James and I were at Rob Pattinson's house when she admitted that Rob was first choice for Christian," Ellis Tweeted soon after the major casting news broke yesterday.

Robert Pattinson on the Set

The controversial Ellis - who slammed Kelly Marcel as screenwriter of Fifty Shades of Grey - also shot down a couple other contenders who had been rumored for the part of this S&S fiend:

"Ian Somerhalder never in running," he wrote. "Matt Bomer was never up for the role either."

Was the part ever offered to Pattinson? It's unclear. Would he have taken it? We doubt it, no matter how sexy the star is in this Dior Homme ad.

But would you have wanted to see Robert Pattinson as Christian Grey?



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Let the speculation end.

And the debate begin.

Following weeks of rumors and fake trailers, Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam have been cast as the leads in the big screen adaption of Fifty Shades of Grey.

They will portray Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively.

Johnson, the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, is a 23-year old former model who appeared in The Social Network and the Fox sitcom Ben and Kate.

She reportedly beat out such major names for the role as Emma Watson and Shailene Woodley.

Hunnam, meanwhile, is best known for playing Jax Teller on FX's Sons of Anarchy and earned the gig over stars such as TVD's Ian Somerhalder.

Author E.L. James confirmed the news via Twitter. Now it's time to react:

Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele: A good fit for the movie?


Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey: A good fit for the movie?


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Another day, another Fifty Shades of Grey cast rumor.

This one may be better received than most, however.

The latest gossip is that the Fifty Shades of Grey producers' favorite choice for Anastasia Steele is none other than Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.

Emilia Clarke Photograph

According to MTV UK, Cara Delevingne auditioned for the role, but didn't win it (though she is reportedly still in the running for other parts in the film).

Emilia, meanwhile, has emerged as a real contender.

She has as big a fan base as other actresses who have been linked to the role - Dakota Johnson, Alicia Vikander, Imogen Poots, Shailene Woodley, etc.

Other fan picks include Alexis Bledel and Lucy Hale, but we don't expect they'll get a serious look. Clarke, on the other hand, may have the look and the chops.

The main problem with Emilia, 26, might be scheduling conflicts, since she's currently working on a movie called Rosaline on top of Game of Thrones.

What do you think: Should she play Ana?


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Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been waiting SO long for official movie details that it feels like an eternity. That eternity is about to end, though, and soon.

  • A Fifty Shades Book Cover
  • Hot 50 Shades of Grey Quote

Producer Dana Brunetti confirmed on Northwest Prime radio that the movie is still on for an August 1, 2014 release date, and the casting is in full swing.

It's still unclear who will play Christian and who will play Ana in the wildly anticipated film adaptation, but the news is expected soon after Labor Day.

Whether it's good news or not is an open question.

He may have been trying to lower expectations, Brunetti alluded to the fact that many fans may be disappointed with their choice for Christian Grey.

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While countless stars have been linked to the lead roles in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, recent rumors have centered on two actors:

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam.

  • Charlie Hunnam Picture
  • Dakota Johnson Picture

Johnson, 23, is a the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, and former model who turned heads in The Social Network and Ben and Kate.

Hunnam, 33, is a native of Britain who is well known to fans of FX - you can see him in Sons of Anarchy Season 6 September 10 - and Pacific Rim.

No casting is official, but can you see Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam in the film?

Share your take on the maybe-couple as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele below:

Charlie Hunnam as Christian ...


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The guessing game of who will star in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey continues today with a new young actress linked to the role of Ana:

Dakota Johnson!

Dakota Johnson Photo

The film, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, is set to hit theaters in August 2014 which seems increasingly unlikely, as NO ONE has been cast.

All we have are names we know are NOT attached to the film, and people rumored to be in the running for the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.

The latest speculation: Charlie Hunnam as Christian and Dakota Johnson, the 23-year-old daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, as Ana.

She’s appeared in The Social Network, 21 Jump Street, The Five-Year Engagement, and Ben and Kate. What do you think? Can you see her in the role?

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Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam is the latest star to be rumored as a potential lead in Fifty Shades of Grey. But will (or should) that come to fruition?

Rumors began swirling Tuesday that the 33-year-old British actor had emerged as "the producers' choice" to play the male lead in the new movie.

Charlie Hunnam Pic

The rumor originated from a report on Twitchfilm, linking Hunnam to the role and citing industry insiders claiming he was being sought after.

Sources close to Hunnam, however, say that no casting decisions have been made on the project ... so not a definite no, but clearly not a yes.

Fantasy casting of tormented billionaire Christian Grey and his plaything Ana Steele in the adaptation of E.L. James' bestseller is an online pastime.

For years, it seems. What do you think of this latest speculation? Would Charlie Hunnam make a good Christian Grey? Vote in THG's survey!


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British model Cara Delevingne, who has walked in countless runway shows and fronted top-tier fashion brands, is reportedly hoping to transition into acting.

In the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

According to reports, Delevingne auditioned for the prized role of Anastasia Steele in the erotic film trilogy based on the hit novel written by E.L. James.

The movie will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, who just happens to good friends with the young star, 20, so perhaps she has the inside track?

It's unclear, but Cara were to land the role in the film, it would catapult her into another level of fame, and prove that her acting chops match her looks.

That's true even if the UK beauty landed the role of Ana's hot best friend - rather than Ana herself - which has also been rumored in recent days.

What do you think? Should Cara play Ana?


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