Sadly for many "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans, Ryan Gosling is not in the running to play the hunky sadist Christian Grey, Perez Hilton reported.
The actor had been rumored to be on the list of actors who might play the role of Grey, exciting women all over the world. It was also said that "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson would be interested in playing the role of Anastasia Steele if Gosling were cast as Christian Grey.
E.L. James, the author of the best-selling trilogy, has been bombarded with casting questions over the film adaptations of her books, and she appears almost annoyed by all the attention the casting is recieving.
"As usual, it's all been misreported," James told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show, according to People magazine. "No, my husband has not spilled the beans. What happened is that his local paper reported on my husband being the inspiration for Christian Grey. Underneath it, they put a picture of Ryan Gosling as well. So, that's how that [rumor] came about."
So if it's not going to be gorgeous Ryan Gosling, then who is going to play Grey?
"It's far too early in the process. I wasn't prepared for all this attention. This whole roller coaster has been completely mind-blowing," James told Seacrest.
Author Bret Easton Ellis, who was originally attached as a screenwriter of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film, was the one who apparently started the rumor that porn star James Deen, who is acting in his first nonadult movie with Lindsay Lohan, "The Canyons," was one of the actors who were in the running to play Christian Grey via Twitter.
Ellis also tweeted that because the movie didn't have that big of a budget, it would not be casting major actors such as Ryan Gosling and that a relatively unknown actress would be cast in the role of Anastasia Steele.
So far, Ellis has been right about Ryan Gosling being in the movie: Could he also be right about James Deen being cast as Christian Grey?