Latest '50 Shades of Grey' Casting Rumor Makes Us Wonder If the Movie Will Ever Actually Happen

Alex PettyferI never really imagined I'd be saying this, but I'm starting to get a little sick and tired of the zillions of Fifty Shades of Grey movie casting rumors that are floating around out there. It seems like with each passing day, new names pop up as contenders to play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey -- yet we don't appear to be any closer to the roles actually being cast.

Take the latest Fifty Shades rumor, for example. Magic Mike star Alex Pettyfer could be a possible Christian now that one website, Enstarz, is giving him a nod for being a good fit for the role. (Wait a minute. Isn't he the dude who went all nuts on Dianna Agron after they broke up? Am I imagining that?)


I'm going to go ahead and go out on a limb and say Alex probably has about a zero percent chance of actually being cast as Christian, but then again, who knows? He is good looking -- but so are the dozen or so other guys whose names have been dropped for the part.

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Think about it for a second -- it's like there's really no criteria for who is and who is not suitable to play Christian and Ana besides the looks factor. Christian has to be handsome, and Ana has to be brunette. That's it. And guess what? There are hundreds of actors and actresses who fit those descriptions, so at this point, pretty much anyone has a shot at being part of the film.

Heck, maybe you don't even have to be in showbiz to have a chance at snagging one of these parts. Maybe I should dye my hair dark brown and tweet something about wanting to play Anastasia Steele and see how many websites pick me up as an unknown contender by the next morning. (But I only want the role if Ian Somerhalder plays Christian. Ok, I guess I'll consider playing opposite Channing Tatum too.)

Seriously, at the rate we're going, they're never going to cast this flick. And if and when they do finally settle on a Christian and Ana, Fifty Shades will probably be yesterday's news and no one will even care anymore.

Why do you think the casting is dragging on like this?


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