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?


I think he would play Christian well, although I also think that Drew Van Acker would do him justice as well. As long as it's not Robert Pattinson, I am happy.


Are you kidding! Ian Somerhalder would be PERFECT as Christian Grey. As I read the books, he was exactly who I saw. He has the perfect gentle, but can be oh so mean qualities. Please give him the part. And those eyes...oh my.


Ian is handsome but he is not okay to play as Christian Grey. I vote for Oliver Jackson-Cohen. He is gorgeous and so handsome. He is more handsome than Ian. He is so tall. He is a good actor. See him on Facebook. Search him everywhere like on Google, Youtube, Twitter. You guys would love him.


Henrey Cavill as Christian Grey and Alexandra Daddario as Anastaia
He has the look and bod and she has the innocence.


Pleaseeeeeee pick Ian, he would be perfect!!!


He will be mighty fine Ian .


I think Ian would be a good fit. I think for the female role Mila Kunis would be perfect she looks innocent but also was in Black Swan and did excellant with that. She is also a great actress.\


Ian S.will never get this role! he can push all he wants.its never going to happen!


Ian certainly has it all to play Christian. The smirk ... frankly all the facial expressions (which are described quite often in the book)... the sexy, expressive eyes (again described often). There's a pix of Ian, longer, floppy hair, smirk on his face ... add copper highlights and you've got Christian.


WILLIAM LEVY as Christian!! That's how I picture christian to look. Alot of the guys I have seen on some pages about playing Christian sent sexy enough. Christian is suppose to be perfect and the hottest guy! William Levy!!!

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