Author E.L. James herself announced on Labor Day that Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) will play Christian while Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) will play Ana. Sure, they were both on the shortlist of potential picks, but neither had the clout that fan choice and Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder had. However, even he wasn’t Phoebe’s top choice to play the sexy lead.
“BEN AFFLECK FOR 50 SHADES OF GREY,” Phoebe tweeted a few days ago. Well, after snatching up the role of Batman in the highly-anticipated Batman and Superman blockbuster, Ben would be a natural choice for another huge role. But given the time commitment for both and the mixed reaction to the Batman casting, it’s probably a good idea that Ben isn’t taking on the super sexy role — as much as we’d love to see the hunky actor get kinky.
What do you think about the casting for Fifty Shades of Grey? Do you share Phoebe’s hopes and dreams for the role? Hit the comments and let us know!