April 1st, 2015 – Ahjummas Anonymous has learned that Big Bang’s Seungri and 4Minute’s Hyuna have been cast in the upcoming Korean remake of Fifty Shades of Grey. The idols-turned-actors will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, respectively. The remake will closely follow the plot of the books penned by British author E.L. Fudge, about a 27-year old C.E.O. of a cookie company who enters a BDSM relationship with a 21-year-old college graduate with a dual degree in English literature and pastry confection. Famous for their kinky sex scenes, the books have come under fire by some critics for a lack of research and realism—specifically, that a college graduate with no experience would be put in charge of a major company’s cookie design department for no other reason than she’s boning the C.E.O. Other inaccuracies include improper cleanup after use of chocolate syrup in a sex scene and an inaccurate portrayal of the realities of working as a pastry chef. Nonetheless, the franchise continues to enjoy juggernaut success and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.
Other names thrown into the casting ring include Seungri’s bandmate Taeyang and 2NE1’s Dara, who are in talks to play Christian’s brother Elliott and Anastasia’s roommate Kate.
The film is slated for release on Valentine’s Day 2017.