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Old 02-09-2013, 20:54
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So, what do we think?
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Old 02-09-2013, 20:56
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Charlie is a bad choice.
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Old 02-09-2013, 21:03
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I wanted Ian Somerhalder for Christian Gray. Was undecided about who should play Ana but Dakota Johnson isn't like the picture in my head.
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Old 02-09-2013, 21:06
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This is going to be a bomb of Lohan proportions.
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Old 02-09-2013, 21:29
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I am surprised at the casting, i thought Ryan gosling would have the part.
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Old 02-09-2013, 21:38
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This is going to be a bomb of Lohan proportions.
I can't see it working either. Not unless they practically re-write the entire story and just keep the characters and title. That way they could perhaps make it a little more cinema friendly and a little less embarrassing for women (and some men) to go and see it. Either that or just go straight to bluray.
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Old 02-09-2013, 21:43
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The lass is quite hot, but this movie is gonna bomb big time!
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Old 02-09-2013, 21:48
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Well done to Charlie but I think the films going to flop
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Old 02-09-2013, 21:48
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Still can't see how it will work as a "mainstream" film without deviating away from the book. The book borders on soft porn if made into a film.
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Old 02-09-2013, 22:10
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Melanie Griffiths' daughter... hmmm
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Old 02-09-2013, 22:17
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I am surprised at the casting, i thought Ryan gosling would have the part.
No major star wanted to touch this film

They know it's going to be embarrassing trash, just like the book.
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Old 02-09-2013, 22:29
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I would cast Kristen Steward as the female lead.
Crappy book needs a crappy actor and she's proved this already with Twilight.
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Old 02-09-2013, 22:32
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From everyone's reaction, I can see why the likes of Emma Watson would steer clear! Not only is the material possibly career ending, but the risk of it would deter many! Will confidently say neither role has been cast with their first choice...probably about choice 34
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Old 02-09-2013, 22:45
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I didn't think i'd like the books but once you got past the repetitive sex scenes the story wasn't to bad. I'd have watched the film if they'd managed to cast Robert Pattinson as Christian Grey.
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Old 02-09-2013, 23:05
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I would cast Kristen Steward as the female lead.
Crappy book needs a crappy actor and she's proved this already with Twilight.
She's a good actress. Her wider body of work proves that

As for Twilight, she did what she was asked to do.

She played an emotionaless, anti-social, bland girl, because that's what Bella is in the books.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:56
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The two leads were never going to be big names. Having said that, I always agreed with the suggestions that Matt Bomer would've made the ideal Christian Grey and was hoping he'd be cast...um, not that I was ever planning to watch the film!
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:35
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For me, the only person who could play Christian Grey is Matt Bomer.

He IS Christian Grey in my eyes.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:47
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Surely this has Epic Fail written all over it?

Either it has loads of explicit sex in it - in which case it will get a NC17 rating in the USA, which is a kiss of death or they cut out all the sex and you are left a terrible S&M "romance" that is punctuated with dialogue that would make George Lucas wince (he's famous for his bad dialogue, non-sci fi fans).

Getting two big names in it and then getting them naked would probably have given it curiosity value, but other than that, what does this film offer?

I think stuff like 9 1/2 weeks and Last Tango in Paris would not get made today - studio's are far to affraid of middle America's sensibilities - so 50 Shades must have no chance of hitting the screen unaltered.

While people might have bought a copy of the book to read at home - sitting in the cinema with their neighbours? Not going to happen.

Maybe there will be an explicit directors cut DVD?
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:49
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Oh and I hope people are aware of the irony in suggesting Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart...





50 Shades started life as Twilight fan fiction.
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Old 03-09-2013, 19:08
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They are both not how the characters are described in the book.
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Old 03-09-2013, 19:47
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The words 'poisoned chalice' spring to mind.

I have no issue with the casting at all, both seem like decent actors but both of them and the scriptwriter are going to have their work cut out considering how poor the source material.

I'm more surprised that people actually thought the likes of Matt Bomer/Ryan Gosling/Ian Somerhalder were going to be a part of this. I can appreciate fantasy casting but realistically I think those three (and others) probably know it's not a wise career move and have better options lined up.

I agree with those who reckon the movie will bomb though.
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Old 03-09-2013, 19:49
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This is going to kill Charlie's career.
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Old 03-09-2013, 20:18
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For me, the only person who could play Christian Grey is Matt Bomer.

He IS Christian Grey in my eyes.
Matt Bomer is also gay so it would be Christian Gay
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Old 03-09-2013, 20:36
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EL James has come out and said Matt was never in the running.
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Old 03-09-2013, 21:11
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EL James has come out and said Matt was never in the running.
Who was in the running?

I'm glad it's two relatively unknowns but its going to kill their career .
The woman who plays Ana looks more like the dominate then Charlie
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