Ian Somerhalder is not only interested in the role of Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey, he's progressed to lobbying for it ... and recruiting writers.
The Vampire Diaries star, 33, has made it clear that he's more than game to turn the controversial novel into an even more controversial movie.
Now he's waging a Twitter campaign of sorts, beginning with reaching out to Bret Easton Ellis, a screenwriter who apparently wants in on the film as well.
"Id so love to be Christian Grey w/you & Angelina Jolie. Ive only waited 10 years to do a movie w/u. Im grown up now-no worries," Ian wrote.
Ellis (American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction) has also been angling to bring the S&M saga of Mr. Grey and Anastasia Steele to the big screen.
He wrote to Ian: "I'm glad you're as excited by the prospect of Fifty Shades of Grey as I am. (though I've heard that Angelina is not involved...)"
Yes, despite rumors that Angelina Jolie will direct, that's not happening.
Still, Bret and Ian? A formidable pair no doubt. Ellis previously named Alex Pettyfer as his Mr. Grey of choice, but says he might reconsider:
"Rereading Fifty Shades of Grey: it's hard for me to think of Ian Somerhalder as Christian G. because I've known him personally for so long."
"I know Ian Somerhalder and how kinky he can be and yes, he's probably Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, and he will go all-out for it."
"I'll call Ian tomorrow for Fifty Shades of Grey ...I get it, I get it."
We're glad you get it Bret … now do it.
Your take: Ian in 50 Shades?