Ian Somerhalder Continues Push For Fifty Shades of Grey Role

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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.

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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?

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Well i see it this way... If they want the movie to be a box office hit... All they need to do is cast Ian Somerhalder as Christian Grey... If they want it to be a FLOP... Dont cast Ian as Christian... Its as simple as that!!!

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ian is perfect for the role!he's beautiful!he's also an amazing actor!perfect perfect perfect!i really can not imagine anyone else playing Mr.grey!

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Oliver Jackson-Cohen would be perfect. But Ian is so wrong as Christian Grey.

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Cont... America Ferrera as Mia! I think matt bomber is gorgeous, but there's just something about drew van acker that makes me go wild! Happy casting folks!

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Without a doubt drew van acker would be the perfect Christian Grey! His eyes, his hair, his body, his mystery, you can see his heart in his eyes! And definitely NOT Scarlett johannsen for Ana, that would completely ruin the movie! I agree Channing tatum would be a fabulous Taylor, and Taylor lautner a gorgeous, lovable Jose! Ashley benson (as bad as she hates to admit it) would be the perfect Kate! She's so strong! And weirdly I see America ferrera

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Joe Manganiello is disgustingly sexy..however I can't see him playing Grey...he sees like to nice of a guy

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SIMPLY PERFECT............

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Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!!! Ian Somerhalder must play Christian!!

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YESSS YESS YESS !! HE WOULD BE PERFECT FOR THE PART !! :)

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Joe Manganiello. Thats all I can say. Have you seen him in his faded jeans no shirt?

Ian Somerhalder Biography

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