After months of speculation, the 50 Shades of Grey movie has found its leading lady and leading man.
Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) will play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the upcoming film based on E.L. James’ steamy bestseller, Deadline reports.
Johnson’s character is a sheltered college graduate who undergoes a sexual awakening after meeting Christian Grey, who introduces her to relationships based on submission and dominance.
Fifty Shades of Grey is set to be released in theaters on Aug. 1, 2014. What do you think of the casting news?
TORONTO – Entertainment One has inked a co-development pact with Avi Lerner‘s Nu Image to develop and produce a TV series based on the Rambo property.
Sylvester Stallone is in talks to join the project.
As part of their exclusive option arrangement, the partners will jointly develop the series and shop it to broadcasters in the U.S. and internationally.
Stallone is in talks to participate on a “creative level” and potentially reprise his iconic role as Rambo.
“The ability to fuse the big screen and the small screen through Avi’s feature film expertise and eOne’s domestic production capabilities and international distribution infrastructure, makes for a highly complementary partnership,” said eOne Television CEO John Morayniss in a statement Wednesday.
Heather Graham has been tapped to star in Lifetime’s recently green-lit Flowers in the Attic, TVLine has learned. The made-for-TV movie will be based on Andrews’ popular 1979 novel (which was adapted into a feature film in 1987).
The creepy Lifetime flick will tell the story of Corrine (Graham), a recent widow who abandons her four children at her parents’ mansion after their father’s death. A disturbing family secret causes the children’s grandmother, Olivia — played by Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals) — to lock the children in the attic, where the oldest boy and girl develop a… special bond. (Those who’ve read the book or seen the original film know where we’re going with this.)
Merideth Finn (The Rite), Michele Weiss (Little Children) and Charles W. Fries (Screamers) will serve as executive producers, with Kayla Alpert (Up All Night) penning the script and Deborah Chow (The High Cost of Living) directing.
Graham is best known for film roles in Boogie Nights and the Hangover trilogy; her TV work includes Scrubs, Arrested Development, Portlandia and Twin Peaks. She’ll next appear as a woman from Hank’s past in the upcoming season of Californication.