'Fifty Shades' of Emma Watson? » Gossip - Well, this is one way to shed your child star status.
Harry Potter actress Emma Watson is reportedly the frontrunner to play the lead role in the film adaptation of the erotic bestseller, 50 Shades of Grey. According to ShowbizSpy.com, the 22-year-old was chosen to play Anastasia Steel by producers Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti.
Since wrapping up the Harry Potter series, Watson has branched out with more adult roles in films like My Week With Marilyn and The Bling Ring, which had the young actress strutting her stuff in a pair of short shorts and a bra. Still, Fifty Shades of Grey, which is about a young graduate student who gets swept into a world of sado-masochistic sex with a sexy billionaire, would be a marked departure for the squeaky clean starlet.
But wait, don't get your hopes up just yet. Fifty Shades producer Brunetti took to Twitter yesterday and threw some cold water on the latest casting "news": "All of the rumors on #FiftyShades are just that - rumors. No one has been cast in any role. We have to get a writer and director first."
It looks like for now the rumors are just that — rumors. But would you like to see Emma Watson take on Fifty Shades of Grey? Or would you rather have another actress play Anastasia?