The "Fifty Shades" of hype is far from over. If anything else, the book has gone from popular to even more popular over the course of months.
From starting off as a fan fiction to selling over 10 billion paperbacks worldwide, E.L. James best-selling erotica novels have taken the world by storm and it continues to do so. Now, fans who have read the book are all in hype to see who gets cast as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
Ian Somerhalder & Felicity Jones
Judging from the impressive fan base of "Fifty Shades", Universal Studios, who is in charge of the film adaptation, won't have a hard time choosing the leads. Fan polls have popped up like mushrooms all over the web. Among all these fan polls, who is in the lead? Surprisingly so, Ian Somerhalder of "The Vampire Diaries" is taking the lead as fan poll favorite to play Christian Grey. On the other hand, leading the poll for Anastasia Steele is Felicity Jones from "The Worst Witch".
Does that mean the hottest man alive of 2011, Ryan Gosling, is out of the running? Well, that isn't the case. In fact, Gosling is leading in a few fan forums specifically for the group, "Bookies". The only problem left is tipping Ryan Gosling about the role.
"The role of the sadomasochistic billionaire seems to be man-of-the-moment Ryan Gosling's to turn down. But the 'Drive' star may take some persuading," claimed The Sun Newspaper.
As for Somerhalder, the 27-year old is a busy-bee with all his Twitter campaigns to bag the role of Christian Grey. There has been no word from Felicity Jones regarding the role. Yet, another actress in the running for the role of Anastasia Steele, Lucy Hale, is dead on serious about being in the film.
"I'm on 'Fifty Shades Darker,' " said Lucy Hale in an MTV News interview, adding, ""I definitely am ready to take a step and do something a bit more risky, absolutely, but it's a fine line," she said. "I don't know what that fine line is, but I'm definitely ready to explore a darker side of my acting abilities."
"I'm definitely ready to explore a darker side," continued Lucy Hale.
For now, Hollywood celebs taking the lead on fan polls would be Ian Somerhalder and Felicity Jones. However, with readers and fans increasing by the second, the choices may change.
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