Now that the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is becoming an international obsession, it was only a matter of time until someone decided to get creative with the casting of the principal characters. After all, if Justin Bieber's girlfriend, Selena Gomez, can make a video spoof of the novel, re-naming it Fifty Shades of Blue and transforming the stunningly handsome anti-hero Christian Grey into a homely, scrofulous house painter then anything is possible. Recently, a British celebrity publication asked an interesting question. What would happen if the film made the sadistic titular anti-hero, Christian Grey a tad more mature? Okay, okay, more than a tad. A lot more. What if Christian Grey was old enough to have...well, grey hair? Who would play him? Brad Pitt? George Clooney? Sean Connery? Clint Eastwood? Well, not that old. But Pitt and Clooney would make interesting rivals for the part since they're not only aging heart-throbs but also BFFs.
Of course, technically, Brad Pitt doesn't really have grey hair--at least not on his head. He does, however, have a grey beard/goatee when he grows one, so he could definitely enter the running. His BFF Clooney has of course been a so-called "silver fox" for some time. As for which of these mature heart-throbs would be more convincing as the controlling, sadistic, psychologically scarred Steele, Brad would probably do quite well. After all, Angelina Jolie's baby daddy was menacing as hell as the loutish, charming serial killer Early Grace in the 1993 film Kalifornia. George Clooney, maybe not so much. Perhaps he's too much of a gentleman. But then so was Dirk Bogarde in the 1974 classic S & M romance, The Night Porter.
Whatever. You can click here to check out some of the other stars who might be in the running if a geriatric--er--mature version of Fifty Shades of Grey was ever made. Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, and the perfect Pierce Brosnan to name only a few. Who's your favorite?
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