50 Shades of Grey: Studios Vie For Rights to Erotic Bestseller

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Fifty Shades of Grey, the bestselling erotic novel, is not only the hottest book around, but the #1 "get" for movie studios hoping to land the big page-to-screen smash.

So who landed it?

According to several outlets, the film rights to the steamy trilogy and the chance to bring Christian Grey to the big screen were won by Universal and Focus Features.

50 Shades of Grey Cover

The novel is about a 21-year-old college student who starts a relationship with a wealthy, late-20s entrepreneur who leads her partner into an S&M and bondage deal where she's submissive and continuously keeps his emotions repressed.

Sounds more like a good fit for HBO, doesn't it?

Moreover, in the second book, Fifty Shades Darker, Grey and Anastasia Steele's relationship takes a crazy plot turn and becomes even more of a thriller.

Between Sex and the City, True Blood, Hung and other shows, a weekly R-rated series based on this seems right up its alley. Can a movie do it justice?

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Ryan Reynolds and Amy Adama

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Taylor Kitsch or Joe Manganiello for Christian Grey!!

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Ian Somer-whatever is TOO SHORT and not nearly "buff" enough. !! Taylor Kitsch is perfect for this role OR Chris Hemsworth.

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Taylor Kitsch. Perfect.

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan!! Perfection!

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I read and picture no-one else but MAT BOMER!!! Perfection!

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I think William Leavy & Natlie Portman. William has the look, the charisma and the attitude to be dominant & romatic at the same time

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Christian Grey is described as drop dead sexy, chiseled body and chiseled jaw, Taylor kitsch should play the part. He fits the description. All the others just do not cut it.

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Christian free is described as drop dead sexy, chiseled body and chiseled jaw, Taylor kitsch should play the part. He fits the description.

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Taylor Kitsch, Taylor Kitsch, Taylor Kitsch, Taylor Kitsch. Need I say more. Just look at the recent pictures of him doing press for his recent films, and tell me he is not physically the perfect person for this part? HBO would be much more suitable for this material though, because they wouldn't have to cut anything out.