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?


OH GOD NO! He's a good actor..but he's no Christian Grey. He has the charisma to play the dark side of Christian but overall look, he is no christian. His way too weird snarky sneer and crass look doesn't even give a good aura of a sophisticated young executive. You hollywood people should really look into other actors, like Matt Bomer. Just watch an epi of White Collar, you'll know what i mean.


Alexander Skarsgård, Eric from True Blood as Christian Grey.


I vote for Alex Pettyfer. When I read the books, he's who I picture as Christian. Always has since I first read them.


OMG please let it be Ian, he's absolutely perfect for it! he's gorgeous!


Ian is the most PERFECT man for the part!!!


Has anyone thought about Alex Pettyfer?


I believe that the perfect Christian Grey would be Zac Efron.
Also, Alexis Bledel should play Anastasia Steele.


Ian = PERFECT for Christian Grey!!! What about Mila Kunis for Ana? Dark Swan...


YES IAN!!!! His dark sensuality is PERFECT! Cast Him! What about Mila Kunis for Ana? Dark Swan anyone?


I don't know what it is about him, but when I'm readying the saga I can picture Chris Hemsworth as Christian Grey. I think he'd be perfect. Especially with that physique.

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