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The Newest ’50 Shades’ Rumors: Katie Cassidy to Play Anastasia Steele?

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I know you might not know who she is if you don’t watch TV (she’s apparently been on quite a many shows like ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ to name two), but you just might know her from the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ reboot, or the chick who was in talks to replace Megan Fox in ‘Transformers’. Apparently she’s up to bat for the protagonist’s role in ’50 Shades of Grey’.

From Entertainmentwise:

After last week’s Emma Watson rumours, it seems there’s a new favourite for the coveted role of submissive Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’.

The 25-year-old even fanned the rumours of the story herself by tweeting a link to a news report that connected her to the role. She’s also the perfect age to become the lover of billionaire sadist Christian Grey.

Doubling her chances of appearing in any adaptation is the fact that she has also been linked to playing the other major female protagonist from the novel, Ana’s best friend Kate Kavanagh. That role will entail less whipping, but will not be as higher profile. However Kate is a feisty character herself.

Websites like the IBTimes have linked Cassidy to Kavanagh, who almost has the same name as her possible character.

Cassidy currently plays Laurel Lance in new television series Arrow She is also known for her roles in the series’ Supernatural Melrose Place and Gossip Girl. She’s the daughter of former teen-idol David Cassidy.

Other actresses linked to the role include Watson, Elizabeth Olsen, Kristen Stewart and Mila Kunis.

Seems to me that this girl is on the very brink of breaking into having a “real” movie career, and not as a second-rate Tina on poor remakes of original horror flicks. If Katie actually landed this role, she could very well be the next Kristen Stewart, because God knows Kristen Stewart’s career is f-cking over.

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  • I still cannot believe they’re making a movie of this. In order to do this sort of book justice, it has to be very explicit, and judging from these fairly mainstream actors and actresses who are being considered for the role (i.e. not p*rn stars), it’s not going to be as explicit as it needs to be (I mean, they could pull it off a la “Shame”, but I feel like that’s highly unlikely). That just leaves the story and the dialogue, and from what I’ve heard, those are NOT GREAT.

  • Another gossip site says Angelina Jolie is interested in playing a part in that movie.

    As for BDSM content doing well mainstream, in 2002 ‘The Secretary” movie with James Spader & Maggie Gyllenhaal did pretty aight & they managed to pull of some kink.

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