Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that Sheridan Smith and Eddie Redmayne may be cast as Anastasia Steel and Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. But it turns out it was just an elaborate April Fools’ jokes. Another prank rumor soon after said that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson were taking on the top roles for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
All fans worried about Ian Somerhalder, Alexis Bledel, Matt Bomer, Emilia Clarke etc. can rest easy because none of these rumors are true but just jokes.
As the prank rumors were announced Fansshare posted news of the castings:
“Fans of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' novels were hoping for either Alexis Bledel or Emilia Clarke for the role, so they are bound to be disappointed to learn that Scarlett Johansson has managed to somehow win the role.
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It seems like a strange move to cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie and no doubt fans will express their displeasure. The role was expected to go to a younger actor, who actually resembled the description of the character, which Joseph Gordon-Levitt does not. Most fans had been calling for either Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer, or Henry Cavill to be cast as Christian Grey but the executive producers for the movie have decided to mix things up about. It has been claimed that they decided to tweak the novel slightly, which is why Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been cast.
Many began to comment and freak out both negatively and positively before reading the end of the post, which says, “April Fool! It's our favorite time of the year! Obviously, what you just read is complete fiction, so don't get carried away! But why not try and fool someone else and get them all crazy like this did you? And again... thanks for being a fool : ).”
Fans can rest easy for a little while longer until the real cast is announced.