Fifty Shades of Grey producer Michael De Luca said the search for Christian Grey continues but that he is confident that the production will begin when needed and the movie will be ready for August 1, 2014. He said he could not reveal the front runners.
He told E! Online, “We’re looking on your website, we’re looking under rocks in Zimbabwe, in space, on the moon. We’re looking everywhere, but I think in a couple weeks it will be announced and everything will be cool.”
Dakota Johnson has been very helpful, he said, in checking out potential actors and participating in the audition process as needed.
“We’re on track. The release date [Aug. 1, 2014] is preserved and we’re gonna kind of keep going,” he told E!.
Photo of producer De Luca, Dakota Johnson, and E.L. James that E.L. posted on social media a while back.