The erotica novel Fifty Shades of Grey may have started out as Twilight fan fiction, but after author E.L. James rewrote it and repackaged it as an original story — replacing Edward and Bella with Christian and Ana — it became a publishing phenomenon, earning James a spot on Time magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Naturally, the popularity of the book started a bidding war in Hollywood and Universal Pictures and Focus Features ended up securing the rights to the entire trilogy of books in March of this year. Since that time, casting speculation has run rampant. Emma Watson was one of the first actresses rumored to be up for the role of Ana, followed by Miley Cyrus, Scarlett Johansson, and even the actress who played the character that originally inspired Ana, Kristen Stewart.
Well, forget all of those names. If James has anything to say about it, Shailene Woodley, the 20-year-old actress who more than held her own opposite George Clooney in The Descendants, will play the naive virgin who falls for a rich young man with a BDSM fetish in the movie adaptation. more about Fifty Shads of Grey >> Posted 08.21.12 by BrentJS