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Hacked documents claim Emma Watson as the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey

Mar. 15, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Well, this is one way to break yourself out of being typecast. After a massive hacking job stole several sensitive documents from various celebrities recently, I was waiting for some more Scarlett Johanssen style nude selfies to pop up online. Instead, we get the news that Emma Watson is the likely lead in the big screen adaptation of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. The documents surfaced from hacked accounts belonging to Constantin Film and claimed Universal was casting Hermione Granger as Anastasia in the "mommy porn" bestseller.

USA Today received comment from Universal claiming "No one has been cast yet", but that does not mean much. The fact these documents were never meant to be seen combined with rumors that Watson was in the running for the role lend some credence to the story. I for one think it is a bad move for the actress. Since wrapping the HARRY POTTER franchise, Watson has been in varied roles, including THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and upcoming parts in Seth Rogen's THIS IS THE END and Sofia Coppola's THE BLING RING. Appearing in FIFTY SHADES would certainly prove she is not to be typecast but could also be a step back for her credibility as an actress.

I could go on a hate spree about FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and TWILIGHT and how awful they are both to literature and cinema, but to publishing and Hollywood they are goldmines. There is zero chance of Emma Watson garnering an Oscar nomination for appearing in this project, but she would certainly cement her lead actress status if the movie is a box office success. But, who are we kidding? A FIFTY SHADES OF GREY movie is guaranteed to crack $100 million as a minimum when it gets made. The question remains though, will Universal own up to this leak and announce this officially?

Source: USA Today

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9:04PM on 03/17/2013
BOOYAH MOTHERFUCKERS!
She debunked this shit.
BOOYAH MOTHERFUCKERS!
She debunked this shit.
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2:01PM on 03/17/2013
There are 17 letters in Fifty Shades Of Grey. There are also 17 letters in GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
There are 17 letters in Fifty Shades Of Grey. There are also 17 letters in GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
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10:20AM on 03/16/2013
I don't think she needs this. If she wants to, fine, but at this point I don't see it being a positive. She's had one really successful (and empowering) franchise already, and is still on people's radar for what she's going to do next. I know a lot of actors don't exactly have a rhyme or reason to their movie choices, but if 50 Shades is a success, would that actually be good for her in the long run?
I don't think she needs this. If she wants to, fine, but at this point I don't see it being a positive. She's had one really successful (and empowering) franchise already, and is still on people's radar for what she's going to do next. I know a lot of actors don't exactly have a rhyme or reason to their movie choices, but if 50 Shades is a success, would that actually be good for her in the long run?
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5:08AM on 03/16/2013

Calm down

Somebody already did an unauthorized version of this novel as a porno. This is a mainstream movie adaption and it will be good for her career because nobody would otherwise consider Emma Watson for these sorts of roles precisely because we saw her as a little girl in the first Harry Potter movie.
Frankly the one I can't see naked is Drew Barrymore because all I see is the little girl from ET.
Somebody already did an unauthorized version of this novel as a porno. This is a mainstream movie adaption and it will be good for her career because nobody would otherwise consider Emma Watson for these sorts of roles precisely because we saw her as a little girl in the first Harry Potter movie.
Frankly the one I can't see naked is Drew Barrymore because all I see is the little girl from ET.
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11:41PM on 03/15/2013

Too Funny

I am almost finished with the book & to be honest - it isn't as bad as all of you think. This isn't a Twilight-style book. I guarantee that shit.
I am almost finished with the book & to be honest - it isn't as bad as all of you think. This isn't a Twilight-style book. I guarantee that shit.
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10:14AM on 03/16/2013
Just because it's super graphic and kinky, it's still about a fragile heroine who falls for a manipulative sociopath. Just like Twilight.
Just because it's super graphic and kinky, it's still about a fragile heroine who falls for a manipulative sociopath. Just like Twilight.
11:24PM on 03/15/2013
I wonder how mainstream audiences would embrace this. There're going to be some censorship issues. However, I've never read the novel but if the film turns out to be like "The Lover" (with Jane March), I'd love to see that.
I wonder how mainstream audiences would embrace this. There're going to be some censorship issues. However, I've never read the novel but if the film turns out to be like "The Lover" (with Jane March), I'd love to see that.
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10:21PM on 03/15/2013
All of us moviebuffs can hate on TWLIGHT but Kristen Stewart is a bankable name because of it, Watson sees similar potential for herself here. As long as she doesn't act stoned and awkward at the promotional interviews, i'll still have love for her.
All of us moviebuffs can hate on TWLIGHT but Kristen Stewart is a bankable name because of it, Watson sees similar potential for herself here. As long as she doesn't act stoned and awkward at the promotional interviews, i'll still have love for her.
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7:50PM on 03/15/2013
I REALLY like Emma Watson. I hope she doesnt do this damn movie
I REALLY like Emma Watson. I hope she doesnt do this damn movie
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7:24PM on 03/15/2013
If Emma really does this, she will lose all the credibility she has carefully built throughout her entire career. I had fooled myself into believing she was above doing this sort of vapid, insipid, supermarket dollar bin, rotting baboon diarrhea. Alas, it is starting to look as though her intelligent demeanor is absolutely nothing more than an uncontrolled overspill of her tendency toward acting. I don't care if she gets naked in this movie. That hardly begins to resemble a reason to see it.
If Emma really does this, she will lose all the credibility she has carefully built throughout her entire career. I had fooled myself into believing she was above doing this sort of vapid, insipid, supermarket dollar bin, rotting baboon diarrhea. Alas, it is starting to look as though her intelligent demeanor is absolutely nothing more than an uncontrolled overspill of her tendency toward acting. I don't care if she gets naked in this movie. That hardly begins to resemble a reason to see it.
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8:40PM on 03/15/2013
I'm sure Emma will be destroyed when she finds out she had lost credibility with you.
I'm sure Emma will be destroyed when she finds out she had lost credibility with you.
9:41PM on 03/15/2013
@majorkonig41: Right, because that's exactly what I'm trying to accomplish. *note sarcasm*
@majorkonig41: Right, because that's exactly what I'm trying to accomplish. *note sarcasm*
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7:04PM on 03/15/2013
This would actually make me see the movie...
This would actually make me see the movie...
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6:28PM on 03/15/2013
Gentlemen, before hating on this idea, you really need to consider that this means Emma Watson will be staring in essentially a porn film with a big budget. Emma Watson + Essentially Porn = Good Thing. I mean the movie is guaranteed to be rubbish, but that's what the mute button is for. Just throwing that out there.
Gentlemen, before hating on this idea, you really need to consider that this means Emma Watson will be staring in essentially a porn film with a big budget. Emma Watson + Essentially Porn = Good Thing. I mean the movie is guaranteed to be rubbish, but that's what the mute button is for. Just throwing that out there.
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7:18PM on 03/15/2013
No. I had fooled myself into believing Emma was above doing this kind of insipid horse shit.
No. I had fooled myself into believing Emma was above doing this kind of insipid horse shit.
6:16PM on 03/15/2013
Twilight fan fiction is becoming a movie...

I don't want to live on this world anymore...
Twilight fan fiction is becoming a movie...

I don't want to live on this world anymore...
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6:12PM on 03/15/2013
She's a good enough actress that she could pull it off easily. Should she take the role.....I don't know. I think her career would be fine without her taking the role.
She's a good enough actress that she could pull it off easily. Should she take the role.....I don't know. I think her career would be fine without her taking the role.
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5:34PM on 03/15/2013
I'm 38. When these child actresses grow up to become sex objects it doesn't titilate me. It just makes me feel old and uncomfortable. I still think of Hayden Paniterre as the little girl from Remember the Titans. What's next Abigail Bresnan in a remake of Basic Instinct? God help me.
I'm 38. When these child actresses grow up to become sex objects it doesn't titilate me. It just makes me feel old and uncomfortable. I still think of Hayden Paniterre as the little girl from Remember the Titans. What's next Abigail Bresnan in a remake of Basic Instinct? God help me.
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6:47PM on 03/15/2013
She's 22. This isn't To Catch A Predator so stop feeling guilty about thinking she's a babe.
She's 22. This isn't To Catch A Predator so stop feeling guilty about thinking she's a babe.
5:33PM on 03/15/2013

Better fan film

I have no problem with this but here's a better fan film for 50 Shades.

[link]
I have no problem with this but here's a better fan film for 50 Shades.

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5:29PM on 03/15/2013
Please god no.
Please god no.
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5:12PM on 03/15/2013
Spriiiiiing breeeeeeaaaaaaak
Spriiiiiing breeeeeeaaaaaaak
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5:08PM on 03/15/2013
I will take it.
I will take it.
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