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?


Joe Manganiello would be perfect for the role,he is tall he has that just F----- hair,beautiful body and have you seen him in his grey suit with white shirt. OMG this man is beutiful.


Although I have the most utmost respect and admiration for Ian Somerhalden I agree that the roles for ana and Christian should be played by someone not too mainstream. This is the chance to bring people into fame. I would say Matt Bomer. Would be a great Christian grey. We must consider the age and animation of the characters.


Don't like Alexis Biedel, and doubt if she would do the nudity. Most actresses won't do nudity.


I vote Simon Baker from the Mentalist for Christian Grey


Christian Grey should be played by someone who's not mainstream yet - someone who hasn't been typecasted yet! I've watched Pretty Little Liars and I thought Drew van Acker is perfect for the role. He's mysterious, gray-eyed, hot, and the hair! please..


Ian would be the perfect Christian. His dark, smoldering looks are perfect for the part!


Ian is perfect....watch Vampire Diaries....and you will see what we are saying....if you don't already see it!!!


No way ...Joe manganielleo fits the description perfect, tall, fit, dark haired..he would be the best fit I think ..contrary to popular belief.


i think Alexander Skarsgard will be perfect for the role. He stands 6'4 like Grey, trousled hair, those perfect blazing grey eyes, the jeans hanging on those hips.. come on ladies dont tell me you dont imagine Alex playing Grey? go for Alex come on!


are you guys crazy? ERIC FROM TRUE BLOOD? abs NOT that should not even be considered. IAN ALLLL THE WAY. he is MORE then perfect to play christian.

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