Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey are fit to be tied over the casting announcement made earlier this week.
A Change.org petition has been launched to oust Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson as the leads of the upcoming movie, and it received more than 7,000 signatures in less than 24 hours. According to Variety, many loyalists had set sights on White Collar’s Matt Bomer to play Christian Grey and Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel to play Anastasia Steele.
Co-producer Dana Brunetti defended the cast, tweeting, "There is a lot that goes into casting that isn’t just looks. Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc."
One person happy to see Dakota Johnson cast in the erotic film is her mother, Melanie Griffith -- who tweeted that she's the "proudest mom ever."