Though we struggle to see how these films can be anything less than X-rated, we will definitely be two amongst the millions of ladies waiting in line to see Ana Steele and Christian Grey brought to the big screen in the film adaptation of E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey.
The word’s still out on who will play the leading roles (especially which actor will have the guts to play the sexually deviant Grey) so we put some thought into who we’d pick if Hollywood cared about our opinion (as they well should). We landed on the dashing duo of Henry Cavill and Felicity Jones. You’ll recognize Henry as the upcoming face of Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel and Felicity from the hole-up-in-your-room-eating-Chunky-Monkey-listening-to-Everybody-Hurts-while-ugly-crying 2011 film Like Crazy. They’ve got the looks and the chops to pull off these tricky characters – and let’s be honest…no one wants K-Stew and R-Patz, who are rumored to have expressed interest in these roles, to ruin yet another movie with their mediocre acting.
While we were at it (you’re welcome Hollywood) we gave a ponder to the casting for two of our other favorite trilogies. Since they managed to cast the main three characters for the Hunger Games without consulting us, we figured we’d help them out on the role of Finnick Odair, an important character in the second film, Catching Fire. Our choice is Ryan Kwanten, who has tons of experience playing the good looking charmer as Jason Stackhouse on True Blood. We threw in the topless photo gratuitously…
And for those of you in Hunger Games hangover and looking for your next trilogy fix, check out Veronica Roth’s Divergent. The first and second books are out now with the third being released next year – they’re worth a read. With Summit Entertainment snatching up the movie rights for a 2015 release, we assume that casting agents everywhere are submitting their bids for the two leads. We think that cutie Elle Fanning would be perfect for the 16 year old shy, but badass Tris, and our pick for her 18 year old sexy training leader, Four, is Vampire Diaries’ Zach Roerig.
So who would you cast?
~Sparks & Sense