Christian Grey Speaks – His Side of Fifty Shades of Grey

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If you are still fantasizing about Christian Grey, then you are in luck.   On June 1, 2015, it was announced that E L James is releasing a new version of her bestselling novel, Fifty Shades of Greydue out on June 18, 2015.  Fans of the trilogy will recognize this date as Christian’s birthday.   The new book – Grey – is written from Christian’s point of view.    In a statement released through Vintage Anchor (paperback imprint of Penguin Random House), James is dedicating the new book to readers who had “asked…and asked…and asked…asked” for a novel narrated by Christian.  James adds: “Christian is a complex character,  and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations, and his troubled past. Also, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows, there are two sides to every story.”

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Fifty Shades of Grey – The Movie

The casting decisions have been made and production will begin soon for the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam

Thirty-three year old Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Christian Grey.  He recently starred in the movie “Pacific Rim” and appeared in the FX series “Sons of Anarchy”.

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson

Twenty-three year old Dakota Johnson has been cast as Anastasia Steele.  She is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.  She recently appeared in the short-lived Fox sit-com “Ben and Kate” and had roles in “The Social Network” and “The Five-Year Engagement”.

Focus Features will release the film on August 1, 2014. Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the project.  It will be interesting to see if they can keep it ‘R’ rated or will they have to go to NC17?

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer

UPDATE:  It seems not everyone is happy with the above choices.   Angry fans of the book are petitioning to have Alexis Bledel and Matt Bomer cast as the leads.  The petition has 20,000 signatures so far.