I think we’ll all be happy when they finally get their set-in-stone cast for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” won’t we? There’s been so much back and forth, so much speculation, that I think we’re all just sick of it by now!
NBC Universal employees have been told the recasting of Christian Grey in the company’s film version of the erotic best-seller will be finalized in the next few weeks. Ok, we’ll see if that really happens. And if the person will stick. I’m skeptical.
A company-wide “town hall” meeting on Wednesday covered a variety of subjects, but “Fifty Shades” was the hot topic in the wake of last weekend’s announcement that Charlie Hunnam was dropping out as Christian Grey, according to an NBC-Universal staffer who attended the meeting.
The source, who requested anonymity (because apparently, NO ONE wants to be associated with this movie!) – ok, really it’s because the meeting was confidential – also said NBCU officials confirmed “Fifty Shades” will still be released next year and that co-star Dakota Johnson remains committed to her role as Anastasia Steele.
The meeting was held primarily to introduce Jeff Shell, who is taking over as Universal Pictures co-chairman.