'50 Shades of Grey' Producers Have the 'Best Actress' in Mind for Anastasia

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jennifer lawrenceSlowly, but surely, more details are emerging about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. It almost seems like the producers themselves are getting antsy! Because now, after hearing for months who fans want to play the lead roles, we're hearing who the suits behind the flick may be hoping to cast.

Yesterday, we caught wind of Alex Pettyfer being the closest thing to a legit contender for Christian Grey -- thanks to director Gus Van Sant -- and today ... HollywoodLife.com is reporting that "an insider VERY close to the production" says if producers Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca have their way, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence will step into the role of Anastasia Steele. This insider also spilled on the production schedule and location ...

Apparently, they'll begin rolling in London (whaaa??) in a year -- as in spring 2014. Guess we can kiss that rumored summer 2014 release date goodbye. Not that surprising, though, being that they don't even have a script, and filming/post-production can take a year or more. That said, if this is true, seems as though we'll be seeing Christian and Ana on the big screen in 2015. Maybe!

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And Jennifer Lawrence as Ana, eh? Sounds like the producers are just itching to work with her, because she's A Name and they want to bring Fifty Shades to the next level with some serious talent. I don't blame them, but at the same time, is she really the right fit? I'm not seeing it. Maybe as Kate Kavanaugh, but not as innocent, naive Ana. She may be the right age, but she comes off as too mature, edgy, sarcastic. Plus, she's got plenty on her plate with the Hunger Games trilogy. Will she even be done playing Katniss by the time this starts filming? Doubtful.

But hey, if she does nab the part, they could do worse than a twice-nominated, once awarded Oscar-worthy actress!

How do you feel about the possibility of JLaw as Ana? What about the belated filming?


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Melyy Leon

I love her acting so yeah i'd be awesome. And girls who keep saying Alexis Bledel Sucks u Girls dont understand she's ugly and her head is so big? i mean the front xD!

nonmember avatar erin

no,no,no and no.. she isnt innocennt enough. and alex as cg, no. my choices woulf have yo be ian and nina

nonmember avatar Heather

I agree, no! I love her but not as Ana. I want to see Ian Somerhalder for Christian and Ana, just not sure yet. There are a lot names that people have thrown out that I can see playing Ana but not one has really popped as "I am Ana" :)

Serab... Serabelle

Please, for the love all of that is good acting or good literature, please NO. I would lose so much respect for her if she took part in this crap! She's an Oscar winner for God sake!

Laure... Lauren0983



There's no way she's their top pick. Jennifer is the complete opposite of Ana physically and in her personality. She will not do this movie, and she certianly won't go nude. I hardly believe any of this information. And why would they film in London? All of this news today just seems like anothe rumor. Alex Pettyfer as Christian? Seriously he's a kid. There's been so many rumors on this film lately, I won't believe anything until Team Fifty says so themselves. 



nonmember avatar Kat

I see her playing the Kate Kavanaugh role,and I still see Ian as Christian. Emilia Clarke would make a fantastic Ana.

nonmember avatar Vicky

I actually bored of all this now!

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