Alexis Bledel & Matt Bomer Named as Top Picks for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Recasting

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Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey are not feliz!

According to Us Weekly, Monday's casting news has not been taken very well and fans have launched an online petition demanding a recasting for the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

The petition, which can be found at, states: "We want Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades." The online protest even includes a fan-made poster with Bledel and Bomer.

As of the morning of September 5, the petition has 46,308 signatures. Us Weekly reports that the 31-year-old actress and the Magic Mike star were long hoped-for by fans to be cast in the movie.

But although fans are petitioning against the decision to cast Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam, it doesn't look like it will change the mind of the producers.

"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," explained producer Dana Brunetti on Twitter. "So if your favorite wasn't cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list. Keep that in mind while hating and keep perspective."

Do you think Alexis Bledel and Matt Bomer are a better fit for the roles of Anastasia and Christian, or are you happy with the producers' decision? Sound off in the comments!

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