- Dakota Johnson was cast as Anastasia on September 2, 2013. Irish actor Jamie Dornan was cast as Christian on October 23, 2013.
- All three have been rumored to play:
- Alexis Bledel as Anastasia Steele
- Henry Cavil as Christian Grey
- Matt Bomer as Christian Grey
- Jensen Ackles as Christian Grey
- Robert Pattinson was rumored to be Christian Grey according to screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis.
- Ian Somerhalder as Christian Grey, but is rumoured to be his brother (Elliot)