Well, things just got a whole lot safer for the king of “safe words.” Fifty Shades of Grey casting is full-steam ahead now that leads Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele) and Once Upon a Time star Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) are a lock. And the latest casting announcement involves the role of Christina’s ex-military bodyguard, Jason Taylor.
Entertainment Weekly confirms that the role belongs to Pacific Rim actor Max Martini. We love it! First off, his name is like a superhero’s alter-ego, which is just perfect for a guy as imposing as Jason. However, his résumé is full of credits that make him a clear choice for the job. His past roles include a Navy SEAL commander in Captain Phillips and an Army corporal in Saving Private Ryan.
Sure, perhaps he’s been typecast, but it kind of makes sense to us. Max’s piercing blue eyes and muscular build do give him a certain “don’t mess with me” quality that is perfect for the role. He’ll be joining up with co-stars Dakota and Jamie in Vancouver soon; filming is scheduled to begin in December. Sadly the film isn’t slated for release until February 2015. Waiting that long is going to be torture!
What do you think? Is Max the perfect fit got bodyguard Jason Taylor?
Source: Entertainment Weekly