UPDATE 10-23-2013: The new 'Fifty Shades of Grey' actors and extras casting call article can be found at the following: http://www.examiner.com/article/casting-calls-for-fifty-shades-of-grey-actors-and-extras-now-underway
Today Acting-Auditions.org is reporting that Michael De Luca Productions and Focus Features in association with Trigger Street Productions are in pre-production on the feature film "Fifty Shades of Grey", which is based on the hugely popular best-selling novel of the same name by British author E. L. James. Universal Pictures announced on Saturday October 12, 2013 that actor Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of the lead role of Christian Grey due to his extremely busy television schedule not allowing him sufficient time to prepare for the lead role in "Fifty Shades of Grey". The Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director is now seeking a new actor to play the lead role of Christian Grey. Dakota Johnson has previously been cast in the role of Anastasia Steele.
Three-time BAFTA Awards nominee Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct "Fifty Shades of Grey" from an adapted screenplay written by British scribe Kelly Marcel. Taylor-Johnson is one of a group of artists known as the Young British Artists (aka "Brit artists" or "Britart"), a loose group of visual artists who first began to exhibit together in London, in 1988. Two-time Academy Award nominee Michael De Luca will co-produce "Fifty Shades of Grey" under the banner of his company Michael De Luca Productions. De Luca has enjoyed a stellar producing career that spans over 25 years. Also co-producing "Fifty Shades of Grey" is Academy Award nominee Dana Brunetti for Trigger Street Productions. "Fifty Shades of Grey" is scheduled to hit theaters on August 1, 2014.
Details on the new "Fifty Shades of Grey" Christian Grey casting calls can be found on the following casting post:
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