Whooo! We are ONE STEP closer to finding out who will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in next summer's Fifty Shades of Grey movie!!! Universal Pictures is announcing that they're seeking male and female actors for the lead roles, according to The Inquistr. The casting director has reportedly reviewed submissions sent by agents and have now put out a casting call to the general public, with hopes of finding the perfect Christian and Ana.
Innnnteresting and oh so exciting! But it also raises more questions than it answers. Like does this mean that some of the "usual suspects" are definitely out? And what about the other gossip floating around that E.L. James may have recently met with a top contender to play Christian?
Apparently, the author recently left LA following an extended stay there. Sources claim the trip could have been connected to casting. And others are taking it one step further by saying that Erika was actually talking to actor (and one fan favorite for the part) Jessie Pavelka during her stay, because he's already been awarded the coveted part!
The two did tweet to one another on July 30. "At LAX... looking forward to going home and seeing @noghar," E.L. James wrote on her Twitter account, while Pavelka tweeted, "Leaving LA. A productive and fun trip. I shall see you again soon." Soon? Oh really?
Still, it sounds like nothing's in the bag as of right now. Not even the release date, which was initially reported as August 1, but has also been referred to as August 5 and August 24! And honestly, if they don't cast this thing ASAP, I wouldn't get my hopes up for any of the above!
What do you make of this casting news? Do you think Jessie Pavelka could/should be Christian?