There was quite a bit of fan hubbub earlier this week concerning actor Ian Somerhalder of “The Vampire Diaries” and the role of casting Christian Grey in the hotly awaited “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie.
In latest “50 Shades” news, it was rumored yesterday afternoon on “Entertainmentwise” that Ian Somerhalder might be confirmed to be meeting with the producers of author EL James’ bestselling erotic novel’s adaptation for a potential part in the film. Now this Tuesday, those rumors have been debunked thanks to the latest confirmed Twitter comments from the movie makers.
While the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film is only in its beginning stages—the producers Dana Brunetti and Michael DeLuca were only confirmed last month to be at the helm—the rumor mill is running with potential stars to be cast in the leading roles. And it’s not a major surprise why: the book has become the bestselling book of all time in Britain and continues to hold its stop (quite literally) on top of the charts.
The casting of handsome billionaire Christian Grey and lovely blue-eyed Anastasia Steele are thus hot topics of conversation among fans. While no confirmed new has been made on who will be cast in the movie at this point, star Ian Somerhalder has been mentioned as a fan favorite by many for Mr. Christian Grey.
“The Vampire Diaries” actor was most recently rumored to have a confirmed meeting with the producers, but this Tuesday in “Fifty Shades of Grey” film news, the “confirmed meeting” turned out only to be a debunked rumor at this point—as producer Dana Brunetti has revealed.
A new video of Somerhalder telling his excited fans that there were plans to meet with the movie makers made their way to YouTube.com at a “Vampire Diaries” TV show convention, many fans believed that the movie casting may have begun even earlier than expected. (The video can be seen adjacent to the article for your convenience).
However, Dana Brunetti tweeted yesterday on Twitter:
“Maybe [Somerhalder] was lied to by a certain someone? Nonetheless, we’re only meeting with the writers [for now],” she commented.
So at this point, at least, the producers are only focusing on finding the perfect screenwriters before the actors (which does make sense, though that may not help the wait). What has been made certain is that the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie makers have narrowed down the final four potential writers to help adapt the film.
No castings have been confirmed or even fully established at this point, but the speculation is half the fun for many fans. Either way, there is little doubt that a perfectly cast Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will be needed for the film adaptation to be a worthy tribute to the original novel that has captured the eye—and hearts, no doubt—of so many people around the world.
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