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'Fifty Shades of Grey': Who would you cast in the movie version?

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As E. L. James’ bestselling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey continues its path from fan fiction to publishing house gold to possible movie, it’s time to start thinking about just who you’d like to see play the leads, Christian and Anastasia. The movie would hinge on the believability of these two. Christian, the emotionally scarred young CEO, needs to have the kind of good looks that makes random women blush, and a commanding presence. While Ana needs to radiate naivete and intelligence, while being unassumingly beautiful.

Currently, my first picks are Rupert Friend (The Young Victoria) and a very un-Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Rooney Mara. Seriously, get Lisbeth out of your head. Mara could convey Ana’s insecurity wonderfully, as well as her growing sense of self. And let’s face it. They’d be hot together.

What do you think? Who are your picks?

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