As we get closer and closer to casting being firmed up in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, fans aren't shy about voicing their opinions on who should (and should most definitely not) be cast in the flick to make it the perfect balance of steamy and mesmerizing drama on-screen.
And while the general consensus among fans who make fake or unofficial Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailers seems to be that Alexis Bledel is perfect for the part of Anastasia Steele, the choice of actors for other key roles in the film is kind of all over the place.
Believe or not, now Matt Damon has been thrown into the mix of possibilities. (Really? Matt Damon?)
This new unofficial Fifty Shades of Grey theatrical trailer shows Matt Damon as an important cast member, and judging from the clip, it looks like this fan possibly wants him to play the role of Christian's brother, Elliott Grey. It also features Matt Bomer as Christian Grey, and blond bombshell Blake Lively as Ana's roommate, Kate Kavanagh.
Here's the clip -- take a look and then we'll discuss.
I have to admit, I was a little shocked when Matt popped up at the end of the clip, because he just seems so, well -- vanilla. (Yeah, yeah, he's hot and sweet, but he's not very exciting these days.)
But after thinking about it a little more, he might be the perfect person to balance out all the erotic elements of the film. He has more than enough acting experience (and mad skills) to actually make the film more than just a slightly toned-down version of soft-core porn, which is pretty much what most people are expecting it to be. (Wouldn't it be a nice surprise if there were actually a decent storyline in the movie adaptation?)
If you had your pick of actors, who would you cast as Elliott Grey?
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