Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Cast News: Jamie Dornan, Katie Cassidy Talk 50 Shades

Posted by FiftyShades on February 20th, 2014

When the topic of discussion is the casting rumours of “Fifty Shades....” you can expect a new twist and turn anytime. First, there was the news that Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of the novel trilogy penned by Erica James, and then just as suddenly it had been announced, it was revealed that he had left the project to devote more time to his television show, “Sons of Anarchy”. This news not only left the fans of the franchise and Charlie Hunnam disheartened, but also forced the casting team to look for a suitable substitute.

When talking about the new actor who filled the shoes of Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Dornan, it has to be mentioned that he too is a television actor and has been known for his roles in “The Fall” and “Once Upon a Time”. Initially, the fans of the franchise had a little trouble accepting him as the new Christian Grey, but with a lot of support from his chiselled good looks and Erica James, they have finally warmed up to him. A character like Christian Grey has many women in his life and the latest one among them is the 21 year old Anastasia Steele whom he seduces and makes his submissive partner.

But the submissive partner before her, Leila, to be played by Katie Cassidy, is also a character to watch out for. When addressing the rumours of her being cast as Leila in the adaptation, at the New York Fashion Week, Katie revealed that she is indeed a fan of the novel and has put all rumours to rest by saying that she will indeed be a part of the franchise on the big screen. Her character in the novel is that of Grey’s submissive partner before he meets Ana.

They have a relationship of two and a half years, but she leaves him to be with her husband, who she eventually leaves to be with another boyfriend Geoff, Geoff is incidentally killed in an accident, which drives her to the point of insanity. The role definitely calls for some intense action with Grey and the other men in her life, and for an actor of Katie’s prowess who has been seen in “Taken” and “Gossip Girl”, we are sure it’s just another day at work. It was Erica James, who had broken the news of Katie joining the cast of “Fifty Shades...” and given her proximity to the author, we are sure that she will be the centre of attention once she starts shooting.

With the shooting of Fifty Shades Movie already underway in Vancouver, it is any day now that Katie can join Jamie on set and when the two meet, if the script holds such a possibility, we are sure that sparks will fly. To really see if the sparks fly between Jamie and Dakota, who play Christian and Ana, on reel, we have to wait till 13th February 2015. 

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