It's the hottest book around, not only in its steamy content but terms of book sales. Fifty Shades of Grey has been holding on firmly to its number one position and shows no signs of letting go of the riding crop any time soon. So naturally, the movie adaptation of the book by E.L. James is the one project in Hollywood everyone naturally wants in on. Universal Pictures and Focus Features have scooped up the rights to produce the bestselling erotic trilogy, and have taken on The Social Network duo Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti as the movie's producers. While the studios are more interested in finding a screenwriter and a director, the whole world is waiting to see who'll be cast as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey - and every actor and actress in Hollywood wants a part!
The movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey is guaranteed to be a box office hit, and even Angelina Jolie has commented she wants a role in the sadomasochistic romance. However, the role of innocent, 21-year-old virginal Anastasia Steele is more likely to go to a younger actress. There is one actress who wants the role desperately, and that's 22-year-old Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale. "I just finished the first book. I'm speechless," says the actress, "I think every girl wants to play Anastasia Steele. That would be freaking awesome. I'm really curious to see how they're going to turn it into a film."
Lucy may have the right look for Anastasia Steele, with her big eyes, her dark locks and innocent features, but the actress may be up against some stiff competition, including her own co-star Ashley Benson, who is also keen for the role of Anastasia Steele. When Lucy was asked about her ideal Christian Grey, she had her own thoughts on the casting. "You have to be sexy but approachable," says Hale, for her, Ian Somerhalder of the Vampire Diaries fame would be ideal for the part, "Looks-wise, he's a good one," says Lucy. So far, fans of the books have their own ideas as to who should play Anastasia Steele from Nina Dobrev from the Vampire Diaries to HBO's A Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel and even Harry Potter starlet Emma Watson has been connected to the movie's production. Right now we just have to wait and see who'll be the casting director's pick for Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
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