Producers for "Fifty Shades of Grey" have been frantically searching for a suitable actor for Christian Grey since Charlie Hunnam dropped out from the film. Along for the tumultuous search, Dakota Johnson has been quite the dependable Anastasia Steele. In fact, producer Michael De Luca claims Dakota's the "rock" of the group.
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie: Producers Likely to Cast 'Unknown' Actors for Christian Grey
Charlie Hunnam didn't think twice about leaving the role of Christian Grey. After only a month of getting cast, the "Sons of Anarchy" star had dropped the part due to his "immersive TV schedule." However, a source close to Hunnam claims otherwise.
"This isn't a surprise because what he was taking on with this role was not what Charlie wants in his future career," said the source.
"The attention and the pressure was intense. More than anything he hates attention and being in Fifty Shades of Grey would force him to do lots of media. That's really not his thing. Charlie doesn't want to be massively famous. Plus, he hates conforming and being told what to do. This role would force him to have to be something he is not," continued the source.
Apparently, fans of the erotica novel had hoped the pressure would also affect Dakota Johnson, the films' Anastasia Steele. Of course, this won't be close to happening given Producer Michael De Luca's recent statements.
"She's just so Anastasia Steele. She's the best partner a producer could have," stated Luca in an interview with E! Online.
In fact, Dakota is helping out pick actors for the part of Christian Grey.
"She's helping us look through the candidates to see which chemistry kind of captures our attention," explained Michael.
As for who does gets cast for Christian Grey, De Luca claims the announcement will be made soon enough plus no delays on the big screen debut for "Fifty Shades of Grey."
"We're looking on your website, we're looking under rocks in Zimbabwe, in space, on the moon. We're looking everywhere, but I think in a couple weeks it will be announced and everything will be cool," stated De Luca, adding, "We're on track. The release date [Aug. 1, 2014] is preserved and we're gonna kind of keep going."
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