From Teen Wolf to Fifty Shades of Grey, Tyler Hoechlin is the latest actor to join the cast for the new Fifty Shades sequels...
I need to take a moment to bow down to all of the people making the fast and furious casting decisions for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie sequels. After what seems like years of waiting for any new information about the upcoming movies, they now seem to delight in throwing out the names of every extraordinarily gorgeous actor and actress in Hollywood as being part of their projects! And for that I am truly grateful, because the news that I was going to have to wait until 2017 for Fifty Shade Darker was pretty damned depressing.
It was recently announced that the latest casting addition to the franchise is Tyler Hoechlin of Teen Wolf fame. The tall, dark, and extremely handsome fellow has been cast as Boyce Fox--an author who gets published through the company where Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) works. I doubt that many readers of the Fifty Shades books even registered the character while reading the books (he's mentioned all of about two times) and are probably just as surprised as I am that he seems to have a larger story line in the movies.
One is left to speculate that Hoechlin may come in as a romantic rival for Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), which seems a little overkill as we still have José (Victor Rasuk) and Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) dying to get their hands on our Ana. At the very least, it's a little piece of evidence that the next movies are planning on shaking things up a bit. As the last two films have been taken over by a new director (James Foley), and the writing reins have been handed over to E.L. James' husband (Niall Leonard) that probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but it kind of does. Let's hope it's for the best.
Love it or hate it, the Fifty Shades phenomenon is spawning two more movies, and at the very least it is bound to be visually stimulating on the performance front! Hoechlin joins other new (and extremely easy on the eyes) cast members Kim Basinger (as Elena Lincoln), Bella Heathcote (as Leila Williams), Robinne Lee (as Ros Bailey), and Fay Masterson (as Gail Jones).
Does the casting of Hoechlin seem superfluous, or is exactly the kind of shake up that Fifty Shades needs? Let me know in the comments below!