By Alex Stedman
COULD EMMA WATSON GO FROM INNOCENT HERMIONE GRANGER to Christian Grey’s bondage buddy Anastasia Steele?
Rumors that the British actress has been cast in the racy role in the Focus Features movie adaptation of E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey have been floating around since September. But now Internet hacker group Anonymous supposedly cracked the case once and for all. As announced on their twitter, the group hacked into the internal server of German studio Constanin Films and released documents that said Watson’s landed the role. A letter included in the documents and internal emails seemed to confirm it.
However, a source told E! that there’s no way the 22-year-old Harry Potter star could have been casted yet, as the casting process hasn’t even started. Constanin bosses also told The Hollywood Reporter that though their servers have been hacked, the documents are out of date and Universal Pictures, who is doing the film with Focus Features, confirmed that no one has yet been cast.
Still, there are tons of fans who think Emma would be perfect as the naïve college girl gone bad . And one thing’s for sure: It would definitely make it easier to convince your boyfriend to go see it with you. Other actresses that have been considered by fans are Kristen Stewart — which is fitting, as 50 Shades originally started as a Twilight fanfiction — as well as Keira Knightley, who said she would refuse the role if offered to her.
Emma would fit prettily into the role, but where’s Anonymous leak about who will play Christian Grey, the charming billionaire and lovesick fantasy of millions of women? Though Ian Somerhalder is a fan favorite, that’s another rumor about which everyone is tight-lipped on.
Ladies, just keep holding on to your silver ties and handcuffs for a little while longer.
Alex Stedman is a recent journalism college grad and a native Chicagoan-gone-Hollywood. She’s a junkie on all things entertainment and knows more about the Kardashians than anyone probably should.