Good news for “50 Shades Of Grey” fans: “The Canyons” writer Bret Easton Ellis knows which author E.L. James is hoping will be cast as Christian Grey. The bad news? He won’t tell anyone who it is, and he also thinks that “she is never going to get him.”
With the recent release of the Lindsay Lohan, James Deen lead “Canyons,” Ellis spoke with Refinery 29 about his latest movie script, and the hype surrounding the “50 Shades Of Grey” movie … which he has no affiliation with. However he is a big fan, and his hilarious obsession with the fetish novel has allowed him to pick the mind of its author, E.L. James.
As Twitter followers of Bret Easton Ellis know, the screenwriter was petitioning to direct the “50 Shades Of Grey” movie. But ultimately the gig went to Sam Taylor-Johnson. However, James did console the bummed writer… and revealed that he never stood a chance as director for the 2014 film. Ellis told Refinery 29 that the author told him, “Look, it was always going to be a woman. It was never going to be a man directing, and I should have had someone get to you before you went on your six-month campaign.” Bret Easton Ellis did get a consolation prize, though -- E.L. James revealed to him who her number one choice to play Christian Grey is.
So, who is it? He won’t tell … but he did give some hints.
“She is never going to get him,” Ellis teased. “He has dark hair. Of course, that’s what she wants … Okay, I can say this: Think of the most obvious, fitting choice. It’s right in front of your face. I can’t say anything.”
Bret Easton Ellis’ clues reveal that it has to be someone well known -- and someone who is a big enough star that they would pass on the film. Our immediate thought? “The Dark Knight” … Christian Bale!
The actor already has the name down (and the crazy eyes), but one of the main issues besides him being a big star is that he’s 39-years-old … and Christian Grey is supposed to be in his late 20s.
Who do you think Bret Easton Ellis is referring to? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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