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Fans take to Web to protest film casting

Fri., Sept. 6, 2013, midnight

Movie fans unhappy with casting decisions have taken their protests to

First, close to 3,000 people disputed Warner Bros. executives’ decision to hire Ben Affleck as the new Batman for the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel.

Now, users are back to protest the casting of Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Dakota Johnson (“Ben and Kate”) as the leads in the adaptation of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

In less than 24 hours Monday and Tuesday, more than 10,000 users signed a petition that argues Matthew Bomer and Alexis Bledel are better suited for the roles.

There is little chance these signatures will alter casting decisions on the project, which is set to begin filming this fall.

Los Angeles Times


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