Max Martini to Play Christian Grey’s Bodyguard in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Max Martini 50 Shades of Grey
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Captain Phillips” thesp Max Martini goes from saving Tom Hanks to keeping a close eye on Jamie Dornan, as he is in negotiations to play Christian Grey’s bodyguard in Universal and Focus’ “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Dakota Johnson, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Jennifer Ehle are also on board with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing.

Based on the bestselling book “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E L James, the movie follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Grey and college student Steele. The subsequent novels in the series are “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.”

The trilogy has been translated in 52 languages worldwide since its release. To date, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has sold more than 90 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.

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Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing. Kelly Marcel penned the script.

Shooting begins in early December.

The ICM Partners repped-Martini has made a splash this year as not only the leader of the Navy Seal team in “Captain Phillips” but as one of the main leads in Legendary’s “Pacific Rim.”

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  1. Angelica Tapia says:

    Great choice! Finally!! :-)

  2. Claire says:

    This actor is more attrative then Jamie…I like the choice,the only person they should replace is Dakota, the rest is fine

  3. OK people what the hell is going on!!! Ok 1st the Christian Grey then the Anna and now this… I am getting to the point of not even going to see this movie… It is going to be a FLOP!!!

    E.L.James what are you thinking??? You write this book of a MAN that is flawless and you put these people in his spot that just don’t fit the BILL! You guys should had sent the money on the old town boys and got the right Mr. GREY! I hope it does well, but have a feeling it not going to go the way you think…

    The Laughing Cafe

  4. patricia says:

    Jason Straham really????????????/ is that a joke??????? When you read the books that’s what you imagined the bodyguard would look like. Hes a great actor but he wont fit into the quiet background role the bodyguard is.

    You ladies are mad just mad.

    Max Martini is perfect for the role.

  5. Terri Millward says:

    Okay like seriously I know that they want people who aren’t stars and I know a few Jennifer was in pride and prejudice…but I agree I was hoping for at least like Jason straham as well…it’s gonna take some time and ill read the books and then ill picture if he’s good …who knows.

  6. Barbara Shine says:

    Sam Taylor-Johnson, well, that explains the lousy casting changes! I liked old cast much better.

    • patricia says:

      Have you seen her husband??? Theres nothing about this woman thats old.. She likes them young. but she has a good eye when it comes to great casting.

  7. Rachel says:

    I was hoping for Jason Statham to play Taylor. Oh well. Its not my choice anyway lol.

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