11:04 AM EDT 12/11/2013
Originally posted 12/10/2013 09:30AM
It may have looked like a simple coffee date, but much like Christian Grey, things were more complicated than they appeared on the Vancouver set of Fifty Shades of Grey.
It took more than 200 cast and crew members at Rainier Provisions to shoot the film's first scene, which involves Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele getting to know each other.
"I've never seen anything like it," café co-owner Erin Heather tells PEOPLE. "It was quite a production for a relatively small scene."
Originally posted 12/03/2013 12:00PM
There's more casting news from the set of Fifty Shades of Grey!
British singer Rita Ora has been cast as Christian Grey's adopted sister, Mia, in the big screen adaptation of the steamy bestseller by E.L. James, reports Variety.
Ora joins stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, who play lovers Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
Originally posted 12/01/2013 07:35PM
Everyone and their mother – perhaps most upsettingly, especially the mothers – has been anticipating the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Well, anticipate no longer, for it is at least partially a reality.
Producer Dana Brunetti Tweeted a picture of a film slate from the set Sunday with the caption, "Here we go." Sadly, the slate was notably devoid of leather, lace, or a ball-gag, but did feature the E L James series's tasteful feather motif.
It shouldn't come as news to anyone that Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are playing the film's leads, though it may surprise you to learn that Melanie Griffith is "thrilled" about her daughter playing an ingénue being slowly drawn into the world of S&M.
Originally posted 11/23/2013 04:40PM
Fifty Shades of Grey has its newest cast member.
Eloise Mumford, 27, will play Kate Kavanaugh, best friend and roommate of Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of the bestselling erotic novel.
The actress has been seen in the TV series Lone Star and The River as well as the indie film Drones.
Originally posted 11/13/2013 09:40AM
Oh, the ties that bind.
Production is ramping up on the highly anticipated movie version of the erotic literary saga Fifty Shades of Grey, and now eager fans can get a glimpse of the two actors who'll go toe-to-toe (or rather, bondage-to-bondage) as its sexy, hot-and-heavy leads: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the two stars get into character as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele – with the help of a poor, unassuming silk tie.
Originally posted 10/23/2013 09:45PM
Has Anastasia's big screen Christian Grey finally arrived?
After Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, speculation reached a fever pitch over who would replace him in the steamy starring role.
It now appears that Irish actor Jamie Dornan is the guy.
The British actor and former Calvin Klein model, 31, will assume the role of Christian, Variety reported Wednesday. The studio is not commenting on the reports. However, a source confirms to PEOPLE that the casting is indeed in its final negotiations.
Originally posted 10/19/2013 07:15PM
Charlie Hunnam's shocking exit from Fifty Shades of Grey left Hollywood scrambling to find a quick replacement to fill the role of Christian Grey in the upcoming movie adaptation of the erotic literary sensation.
Here's what you need to know about some of the rumored front-runners for the part.
Originally posted 10/18/2013 09:45AM
Dakota Johnson was reading at a table in Hollywood this week – but she wasn't doing a table read with rumored new Fifty Shades of Grey costar Jamie Dornan.
Nope, the actress seemed worry-free while reading the menu at Brick + Mortar in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday. Johnson, who arrived with a blond gal pal and grabbed a seat on the patio, was dressed down in a striped black-and-white T-shirt, had her hair casually clipped up in a messy bun and "didn't have a stitch of makeup on," according to an onlooker.
Originally posted 10/17/2013 02:00PM
Charlie Hunnam just avoided the possibility of having to address his decision to drop out of Fifty Shades of Grey.
On Wednesday, the actor, 33, failed to make his first scheduled public appearance since the big casting shakeup was announced over the weekend.
Hunnam – who was set to play the erotic film's lead role, Christian Grey – was slated to attend the Paley Center's benefit gala honoring the FX network until the "last minute," an event rep told PEOPLE, without providing any further explanation.
Originally posted 10/16/2013 02:30PM
Is this the new shade of Grey?
Following the news that Charlie Hunnam, 33, backed out of playing Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, Universal Pictures and Focus Features apparently have their eyes set primarily on British TV star Jamie Dornan, 31, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The report says that fellow British actor Christian Cooke, 26, and Alexander Skarsgard, 37, of True Blood fame, are also in the running for the coveted erotic role.
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