Temple was eyed to play Anastasia's best friend while Grillo was offered the role of Grey's bodyguard, but both stars declined.
Producers and casting directors for the much-talked about film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" may have solved a big problem when Jamie Dornan signed on to replace Charlie Hunnam who had recently backed out of the project. However, there are still a few more roles to fill, after "The Dark Knight Rises" actress Juno Temple and "The Grey" star Frank Grillo passed on the chance to work on the Sam Taylor-Wood-directed film.
English actress Temple had been approached to play the best friend of Anastasia, a role that went to Dakota Johnson, but the BFF role will eventually be going to someone else as Temple declined the offer. Meanwhile, 48-year-old Grillo had been asked to portray the role of Grey's bodyguard but he won't be working with Dornan on the project as he also turned down the opportunity to work on the forthcoming drama.
With a handful of actors and actresses already turning down roles in the high-profile movie project, the production team is getting additional pressure as they near the start of filming in order to meet the August 1, 2014 release date of the highly-anticipated film. But once the cast is completely filled in, it should be easier for everyone on the succeeding "Fifty Shades" films, assuming this first installment in the "Fifty Shades" trilogy adaptation comes out successful.
Although most people believe that majority of the actors and actresses pass on roles in the "Fifty Shades" because of the risque storyline of the film, producer Dana Brunetti previously tweeted that the process of casting was more complex than what it is perceived to be, with "talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc" all coming into play.