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Gus Van Sant is gunning to take a seat in the director’s chair on the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

He’s so eager to win the job, in fact, that he shot a test scene without even being asked to.

So who was his Christian Grey in the steamy sex scene? Alex Pettyfer.

Pettyfer was thrust onto the scene with last year’s Magic Mike, and it appears as though the 23-year-old has already typecast himself as a hunk (poor him?).


A director has yet to be chosen for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, but the studio has been eager to fast-track the film in order to capitalize on the success of the novel.

Once a director is chosen, the biggest question left is the million-dollar one, who should play Christian and Anastasia in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie?

Should Alex Pettyfer star as Christian Grey?