July 13, 2012 2:45 PM EST
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Fan Polls: Who is in the lead to play Anastasia Steele? [PHOTOS]
The world is hooked on E.L. James best-selling erotica novel and there's nothing that can stop the hype. Fans and readers from all over are desperate for news regarding the highly-anticipated film adaptation led by Universal Studios. While E.L. James said so that casting is far from beginning, here's all there is to know on cast polls for Anastasia Steele and who's winning.
Why exactly are people even hooked on the books? What difference does it have among all the other romance novels? Is it better than a Nicholas Sparks? Apparently, America, Australia and Asia seem to agree on the fact that the book gives one hell of a story not all romance novels can give.
Originally based on the "Twilight" characters, Isabella Swan and Edward Cullen, E.L. James created a whole new twist on love. From whips to chains to a red room of pain, "Fifty Shades" takes on a darker and sultrier side of love. It revolves around the female protagonist, Anastasia Steele, who enters into a contract of BDSM with the brooding entrepreneur, Christian Grey.
With expensive gifts to helicopter rides, it's no wonder why A-list celebrities are dying to get the part of Anastasia Steele. Even fans and readers of the books are in on the casting. Book forums continue to discuss all the potential stars to be cast as the leads, Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Now, with all the fan polls on the web, who is in the lead to play the bold and the beautiful, Anastasia Steele? Click on the slideshow to see whose winning and has the bigger chance to be cast.