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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I think he is a great actor. yes. But NO for playing the part of christian grey. I personally think Colin Egglesfield should play the part he has all the traits of the fictional character. to me, he is Christian Grey.

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MOST DEFINATELY IAN SOMERHALDER SHOULD PLAY THE ROLE OF CHRISTIAN GREY. TEAM IAN ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!! IAN HAS THE ACTING ABILITY ALONG WITH HIS GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS HANDSOME FACE!!!!!!!!!! HE NEEDS TO BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO EXPAND HIS ACTING CAREER TO BEING IN MOVIES AS THE LEADING MAN!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU IAN!!!!!!!!

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Oliver Jackson-Cohen would be perfect as Christian Grey!!

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Shari your info is incorrect. Fifty Shades... is not going to be on HBO. The rights have already been bought by Universal Pictures to make it a film. It will not be ''porno.'' By making it a screenplay they will adapt it so it can be shown in theaters. It will likely get an R rtaing when they are done. And...Ian would be AMAZING in this role. It would be an incredible opportunity for him. This movie will be huge!

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No. I love Ian and don't want him in this role because it doesn't suit him to be this crazy dude. Damon is way better suited for him and he should stick to that for now because I heard the want 50 shades to be a Tv series on hbo since it would be too graphic to be considered a movie and not a porno. Matt Bomer on the other hand would be perfect. Look him up people.

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Beth shutup you dont know what your on about...

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100% he should play the part!!

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Yes!!!! he is great for the role of Christian Grey.

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I think Ian should def get the part. He's perfect for the role of Christian!!

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oh yes he would be just perfect for the charter Christain Grey as that charater is sooo simillar to ''Damon'' when i started reading the book and reading about Mr Grey the 1st picture that came in my head was Ian, he is just right for this role

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