'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Casting News: E.L James Slams Ryan Gosling for Christian Grey Rumors, But Leaning Towards Ian Somerhalder?
Who will play Christian Grey?
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It was recently said that "Drive" star Ryan Gosling was the one to play the sexy billionaire.
It could be that Leonard just heard Gosling as a huge fan favorite and thought he was in the running for the film, but he would know more of the inside story than any of us.
However, bestselling author E.L. James recently denied these rumors on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.
James said those reports were "completely misreported."
"What happened is that his local paper, he's from Northern Ireland, there's a newspaper there called the Belfast Telegraph that 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 came about," James said.
E! Online also reported that although she is a big "The Vampire Diaries" fan, the lead actor would be selected by the studio and they weren't that far along in the casting process.
Being a big "Vampire Diaries" fan is a very good thing to hear for actor Ian Somerhalder fans. Actually, it was previously reported that the vampire hottie was in talks with producers.
In August, several reports suggested that "The Vampire Diaries" star was traveling to Los Angeles to meet with "Fifty Shades" people that next week.
He revealed this information to his fans at "The Vampire Diaries" Convention in New Jersey.
However, producer Michael De Luca denied reports about this, and said they were just rumors.
"Haven't met, nothing scheduled, just dealing with prospective writers right now, thanks for being interested!" De Luca tweeted to a fan when asked about Somerhalder meeting with "people."
He then responded to another fan an hour later, "We haven't met on this, appears to be a rumor."
"Superman" star Henry Cavill was also reportedly in talks with producers.
So who will play this key role of Christian Grey?
Other actors up for the role are Matt Bomer, Jensen Ackles, Robert Pattinson, Jessie Pavelka, and Colin Egglesfield.
The "Fifty Shades" trilogy ("Fifty Shades of Grey," "Fifty Shades Darker," "Fifty Shades Freed"), written by E.L. James, tells the story of 22-year-old recent college grad Anastasia Steele, who enters into a dominant/submissive sexual relationship with 27-year old sexy billionaire Christian Grey, and both explore Christian's world of BDSM while trying to understand their complicated relationship.
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