Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dakota Johnson Is Close To Bailing On Fifty Shades Of Grey - Film To Push NC-17 Edges

When Dakota Johnson signed on to do Fifty Shades Of Grey she did so because Charlie Hunnam signed on. Dakota was the one who had to be convinced to appear in the movie. She had been coming off a failed television show she had worked hard to promote but it still got quickly canceled. Her mom, actress Melanie Griffith thought it would be a great project for Dakota but Dakota is more like her dad and is more interested in television and not being naked in as many movies as possible. Dakota is also extremely private and figured out quickly after her casting was revealed that privacy was going to go out the window.

Now that Charlie Hunnam has dropped out producers are trying to convince the actress to stay on the film because if she drops out the whole project might get pushed to the back burner for another year. Dakota wants out and is really nervous about the new script for the movie that is being written. Apparently it is going to take a darker turn with more sex and that the film is going to push the boundaries of NC-17. That is not what Dakota wants. This is just a one time thing. She wants to have a career like her dad and appear in television shows for the next forty years and this movie won't let her do that.

57 comments:

Henriette said...

How do you know Dakota wants to be like her slimeball father? Maybe she wants to snag a man like Melanie?

ethorne said...

I'd quit that betch without Charlie too.

Harry Knuckles said...

Pretty girl. I was looking forward to seeing her naked.

FrenchGirl said...

finally she read the book or the script and she understood that it was awful

since 2 days, every gossip blog is on " Dakota could drop 50"

VIPblonde said...

So, how do we start a write-in campaign for AnnaLynne McCord to take over the role?

Henriette said...

She looks so much like Gillian Anderson that it's unreal.

Robert said...

If that's what she wants to do, there shouldn't be a problem. Unless, of course, the real issue is that she wants the money she'd be paid for doing the movie, but doesn't want to actually do the movie to earn it.

Meanie Rhysie said...

Smart thing to do would be for her not to do it. Plus, no Charlie? No go, Dakota! :)

audrey said...

Why are they so hot to make this crap series into a movie? Aren't there other books that would make far better screen plays than this?

Bacon Ranch said...

So that's what Melanie Griffin used to look like...

She should stick with it. Has she done anything of note yet? At this point all the publicity with Charlie dropping it..she should go with that.

Sis anyone see on Dlisted yesterday they only offered Charlie 125k for the role? He actually has credentials. Not just SOA but UK Queer as Folk and Pacific Rim.

Karen said...

@VIP, could AnnaLynne ever look innocent enough? ;)

Bacon Ranch said...

Sis? I meant Did.

Unknown said...

How about Peter Facinelli and Ashley Greene for the leads? They'd both jump at it and both work for cheap. Bonus, they've already had sex so they won't be awkward!

Walla, casting solved.

Kristin Wigs said...

Hope she goes with her gut on this. Otherwise she's stuck with this mess for three films.

Just hire someone from Teen Wolf and call it a day.

Seven of Eleven said...

@VIP, why would you want to without Charlie attached? (Unless Fassbender is up for the role?)

TalksTooMuch said...

Wasn't Lucy Hale's name floated at one point?

Kristin Wigs said...

@audrey $$$$$$

LottaColada said...

So over it at this point.

MISCH said...

Funny I think she looks like a young Tatum O'Neal

Freya said...

Can this movie. They already have a sextoy line and a wine. "Laters baby" this whole franchise.

(BTW, I only know about the saying because I saw someone post it one day. I didn't read that crap.)

Beetlejuice said...

I would camp outside the movie theater if Fassy was in it.

Jennabean said...

I didn't think it would be possible for me to want to see this movie any less. Vera you just proved me so wrong lol couldn't get past page two of the books and I love to read the movie doesn't even seem like it'll be so bad it's good it just seems like shit

Topper Madison said...

I call B.S. on anyone refusing or thinking of refusing to do this movie because they "don't want the publicity" and that they're uncomfortable with the sex scenes. That's like saying you don't want to play Harry Potter because you'd prefer to be anonymous and you're not comfortable with the magic scenes.

Seachica said...

This movie is going to be a bomb. It did well as a book because women can read it privately. I don't see women lining up to go to the movie theater to see it, and they won't be renting it to watch at home. Someone on here pointed out a few days ago that porn and romance are doing very well with female buyers of ebooks, because women can read it without even having to show a raunchy book cover to anyone. 50 Shades is just that -- made to consume privately, not in a movie theater or at home with others around.

Any actor or actress associated with this project is lining up for career death.

Brian said...

That's right Dakota. Keep your morals and be on the C List. Or hear that? That's opportunity knocking. As Keisha sings, "everybody take it off!"

FrenchGirl said...

@Topper Madison: so true

Freya said...

+1

Kristin Wigs said...

@Seachica I think you're underestimating how crazy some of these fans are. They do not care

They've been playing DJ with their lady business for nearly 2 years to a Twilight knock off. There is no shame or embarrassment.

Freya said...

A triple X dramatic parody of this movie came out and Universal (or whoever is behind this) had it removed from shelves.

H888FUL said...

She is so unfortunate looking, she looks like a slightly prettier Helen Hunt, and Dakota is such a douchey trash name. Not that I would've seen that movie or read the books anyways. Too much sex in every aspect of life, it's really boring. Yes, we all do it, it's a part of life and it doesn't need to be shoved in everyone's face every second of the day.

Unknown said...

Seachica - agree with some of your analysis and movie will be a bomb but might make a little money if they can get cast cheap enough and keep production costs down (shouldn't be to hard given no special effects). The curiosity/book loyalty/ perve factor may bring in enough to at least break even and maybe even make a little- at least the producer hope so.

Freya said...

Dakota Johnson's name sounds like a male pornstar.

Count Jerkula said...

If the movie ain't firmly NC-17 it ain't worth watchin.

How long of an option did the studio purchase? I certainly hope the author forced a deadline to have a movie made, so they can resell the rights. Hunter Thompson used to do that all the time.

gr8p said...

This is not a career making film. It will be a complete and utter turkey. Battlefield Earth with nudity and moaning. Back...no walk...NO RUN AWAY Dakota! Far, far away girl!

Staple611 said...

I feel bad for saying this, and I hope she doesn't read this blog, but I just do not find her the least bit attractive, at all.

auntliddy said...

She's very smart.. Bail, dakota, bail!

sandybrook said...

Ill bet this movie stays in development for a ling tine (like forever). I think Dakota looks like Yvonne Strahovski.

VIPblonde said...

@Karen AnnaLynne McCord has wonderful range, and I have it on good authority that she would go fully nude

amused bush said...

The film should be directed by Catherine Breilliat (sp). She'll turn it into a piece of erotic art and it'll win he Palme d'Or at Cannes. Award season limited release, a respectable box office, but even bigger sales through video on demand.

Della said...

I don't necessarily think it will bomb at the box office. I don't think Dakota or Charlie were good choices. 9 1/2 weeks wasn't a career breaker for Kim Basinger. They should try Ireland Baldwin. She has a innocence about her and looks young enough. I think Dakota looks too old. Charlie looks hot but he does have that wrong side of the tracks look about him.

Kassandra said...

The ONLY way i'd go see that movie is if The Fass was in it and naked most of the time.

With his considerable "talent," I'll guarantee it wouldn't be a career-ender for him...

(off to GIS Fassbender's "talent")

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TalksTooMuch said...

The last mainstream "erotic art" film I can think of was Last Tango in Paris, it didn't ruin anyone's career but made me think of butter in a really unfortunate way. I can't see them doing that type though, the story isn't strong enough.

Unknown said...

Run Dakota, run! If she does this movie, she'll be pigeonholed for life and there goes that career she wanted.

Tara said...

I was so bummed when she signed onto this. She was so cute and fun on Ben & Kate and now is doing some indie-looking version of a Shakespeare play. She's quite young and could really use her 20's to expand her range and become a serious actress. This role was a mistake, when she can go on to so many better opportunities. I could see her doing another comedy, or maybe she can try something on AMC or HBO. I think she's engaging as an actress and I'd like to see her in...not this.

lazyday603 said...

She's a very talented comedienne. Her break-up rant in The Five-Year Engagement was a classic (and why isn't it on YouTube yet?). Anyway excuse the language but here is that rant:
Jason: Listen, I need to talk to you about something, Audrey.
Dakota: What's behind those eyes, Tom?
Jason: My ex-fiancée has been on my mind a lot and I feel like that's something I need to explore.
Dakota: Well, she's an old bitch! There. I just explored it for you. Done?
Jason: (SOFTLY) It's hard to have this conversation with you.
Dakota: You need to explore it, Tom? You were with her for five fucking years. That's a really long time. What else is there to learn about her? (GROWLS) Oh, God!
Jason: I don't really know the answer to that, but I just think I need to find out.
Dakota: What are you thinking? You're so stupid. You're so stupid. You're going to leave me? You're going to leave this? (points to her body) For saggy tits and
a loose vagina? Really?
Jason: Oh, God! I'm sorry to do this to you.
Dakota: Shut the fuck up. You know what? You should just go, Tom. Just go. Go have fun. Have fun with your old woman. Go fucking read at night together. You can go through menopause together. And you can go get your little prostates checked. Check each other for lumps all the time and do those kinds of things together. And then go get some Crocs, so your back doesn't hurt. And then you can go walk on the beach and fuck each other with your gross, wrinkly balls. That's another thing. You're getting fucking fat. It's really hard to have sex with someone when you can't breathe underneath them. Can't breathe! Like, I feel lik I'm going to die every time. You should leave before I say something mean.

Rose said...

Of course the movie needs to be NC17, how else do you make a movie with no plot that but sex?

Diane Marie said...

I'm so sick of this movie and it hasn't even been made. Just scrap the whole stupid thing. I finally stopped hearing about the book from sex deprived overweight soccer moms and now this will give them at least another year to talk about this crap!

Penelope said...

She's got that lantern-face thing going on like her mother.

The Real Dragon said...

@sea Considering the Budget. I doubt this will flop.

Cleodacat said...

This movie needs to take 2 unknowns as the lead. The movie doesn't need big names to sell. Just like the books, some will go see it (Magic Mike crowd), and others will bash it outright (How could you read that dumb filth crowd). It'l be a boon to the unknowns and push them to at least "B" list. Btw, 9 1/2 wks didn't exactly hurt Rourke and Basinger.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Hell yeah, VIP. AnnaLynne on a 25 ft. movie screen FTW.

Krissie said...

I doubt this movie will ever be made. They've been talking about casting it for at least a year now, and then once they finally did cast it, the actors are all dropping out.

Freya said...

She's wonderful. I found out about her through "Indie Sex."

evie2345 said...

I liked Ben & Kate too, and she had a sweet, cute way about her on that show. I agree she should bail on this and find something better.

fouxdafafa said...

Remember when Angelina Jolie wanted to direct it/be in it/shoot heroin to it???

Anonymous said...

I call a Jack and Rose on this sinking ship

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