Update 5-4-2013 9:45pm: The official casting webpage was only live for several days. Apparently the window of opportunity to submit headshots/resumes online was very brief to say the least. However, the hardcopy photo/resume submission address is listed below.
You heard it here first. Michael De Luca Productions and Focus Features in association with Trigger Street Productions are currently in pre-production on the feature film “Fifty Shades of Grey”, which is based on the hugely popular best-selling novel of the same name by British author E. L. James. The Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director is now conducting an international talent search seeking a male and female to play the lead roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. An official casting webpage has been set up through Cast It Systems to allow actors from all over the world to be able to upload a headshot and resume. Any reports or rumors about these roles being cast are absolutely false. These roles are still very much open. The casting director has already filtered through the talent pool submitted by talent agents, and now submissions are being accepted from the general public.
Online Open Casting Call Details
The Primetime Emmy Award nominated casting director for the feature film “Fifty Shades of Grey” is conducting an international talent search seeking a male and female to play the lead roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Headshots and resumes can be uploaded to the ONLY official “Fifty Shades of Grey” casting website. There are NO FEES whatsoever to upload headshots/resumes and to be considered. No acting experience is required. It is not necessary to be signed with a talent agent. Both union and non-union actors are welcome to submit.
The following roles are being cast:
[ANASTASIA STEELE] Female, 20-25 years old, Caucasian, very beautiful, innocent and inexperienced, but also very intelligent and sharp. LEAD.
[CHRISTIAN GREY] Male, 25-33 years old, Caucasian, the perfect man, hes extremely good-looking, sexy, confident and carries himself well. His intelligence and drive has led him to become a self-made billionaire. LEAD.
To be considered, go to the following website and upload a headshot/resume:
Important Note: Although there is an option to upload an audition video, ONLY SUBMIT A HEADSHOT AND RESUME. The casting director is ONLY looking at headshots and resumes at this time, and she WILL NOT look at videos.
This international talent search is being hosted by Cast It Talent, which is a subsidiary of Cast It Systems. You can read about Cast It in the following New York Times Article:
Cast It Systems and Cast It Talent are owned by film producer Eric Hayes, who is married to the beautiful and talented actress Robinne Lee.