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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Role for Christian : Ian Somerhald, David Beckham, Eric Bana or Gilles Marini.
Role for Ana: Natalie Portman, Aishwarya Rai, Kelly Brook.....?
Role for Kate: Julianne Hough or maybe Kate Winslet
Role for Elliot: Jensen Ackles or maybe Kellan Lutz...?

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@ Mdlp12

Gilles Marini for Christian Grey!!!

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I completely agree that HBO should do a series on this trilogy. There are a lot of sex scenes in the book that are absolutely significant in the storyline and although a movie would be exciting, I don't think it could get the proper rating. Maybe if they rated it an NC-17 or if allowed a rated "M" for theater then maybe it will be worth it. I think Ian Somerhalder has the look that could be Christian. He's insanely hot and it will be interesting to see how he handles a really dominate roll as Christian.

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Taylot Kitsch and Allison Williams is perfection.

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Ian Somerhalder would a perfect Mr Grey!

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Taylor Kitsch is a perfect Christian hands down!

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Jared Padalecki from Supernatural

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I agree, it would be way better as an HBO series.... Christian Grey would never be exactly who HE is... In a movie version, it will not do the books any justice.... They are so amazing and their love story is sooo deliciously dirty, that they will never be able to project that to the Big screen... I agree HBO should have it!!!

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Actually I think a movie is a mistake. A movie would never capture the book, it is too graphic for the theaters. I think it would be better if produced done by HBO, and they can break it up into each individual books and not worry about having to sensor it to make it suitable for movie theater viewing.Would be better this way as it can stick to the book for the most part.

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Colin Egglesfield as Christian!

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I think Chris Hemsworth
Should plat christian grey