Alexis Biedel And Mila Kunis Battle It Out As Favourites For Anastasia In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

Who's giving themselves a chance at the best possible time

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With the appointment of Kelly Marcel as screenwriter for 'Fifty shades of Grey' the movie is beginning to take shape, and as such it's pretty important who's looking good for the role of Anastasia, as without doubt the producers will be narrowing down the list of prospective Ms Steele.

Current favourite with bookmaker Paddypower is Gilmore Girl Alexis Biedel, with odds of 7/2, dumping 'Sexiest Woman Alive' Mila Kunis into second place.

Biedel has come from relatively nowhere in the gossip to top fan polls for the role, meanwhile Kunis is an obvious favourite with the right combination of sex appeal, feistiness and youth to play Anna.

Despite Emma Watson's denials, which came most adamantly when she told reporters at a press conference for latest movie 'The Perks of Being A Wallflower', "I don't know how many times I have to reiterate, I literally don't know how many times I have to say it. I must have said it in 20 interviews now. I'm not attached to it, I don't know why this keeps coming up over and over again," she's next in the betting at 5/1.

Others at the top end of the betting are daughter of singer David, Katie Cassidy, and Elizabeth Olsen, who unlike Watson has actually professed an interest in entering the Red Room Of Pain, saying to Glamour: "Sure, if the script is any good."

A different choice, who would also keep continuity with the 'Twilight' films would be Dakota Fanning, who luckily for those who'd like to see the former child star take on an adult role is also interested, telling Glamour in a webchat: ""I never say never to anything but I don't know. I have read the books."

Dropping in the betting, and seemingly now an outsider despite taking on a more sexually charged role in 'Spring Breakers' is Selena Gomez. Also dropping is early favourite Kristen Stewart, who after a controversial summer was ruled out by author and producer E.L. James.

So, who'll get the role? At this stage things are beginning to get serious, and it seems that according to both fans and bookies, Alexis Biedel is a likely choice.

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