The Fresh Film Blog brings you the biggest movie industry news from the past week, in brief.
Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson for 50 Shades
E.L. James’s 50 Shades of Grey has found its two lead actors for the upcoming film adaptation. Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson have been named instead of a few previously considered higher-profile stars to take the lead roles in the movie that will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. They are hoping to release the movie in August 2014. FILM JUICE
Amber Stevens to join 22 Jump Street
The comedy sequel has named Stevens to join the returning cast of Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube in the movie due to be released in June next year. Rumour has it that she’ll feature as the love interest for Hill’s character, Schmidt. COMINGSOON.NET
Kurt Russell for the next Fast & Furious?
While Fast & Furious 7 has already named returnees Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson for the movie, Russell is in talks to join the cast for some high-paced movie action. At the moment, we can only speculate on the role he would play. VARIETY
Tommy Lee Jones to direct The Cowboys
Veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones is to write and direct a remake of the 1972 adventure which originally starred John Wayne. It will be his third movie as director. COMINGSOON.NET