Let this sink in for a minute. Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho and fan of Scott Disick, wants to write the script for the masterpiece that is 50 Shades of Grey. Not only does he want to adapt the book for the screen, but he won’t shut up about it. And not only will he not shut up about it, but he wants to cast Ryan Gosling in the lead role of Christian. Think about it. Awesome, right?
From Digital Spy:
Bret Easton Ellis has given his thoughts on who should appear in a movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey.
The American Psycho author recently revealed that he would be interested in turning E.L James’s bestselling erotic fiction into a film.
Ellis later added on Twitter: “Okay. Today the team has been briefed and we will be approaching the studio this week about BEE adapting Fifty Shades of Grey into a film. Thanks to everyone supporting BEE adapting Fifty Shades of Grey: the response has been huge and amazing. Hope E.L. James feels the same way.
“The casting of Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey wouldn’t be up to me but I have certain actors in mind. And a particular actress for Ana.”
He continued: “I think David Cronenberg is a great idea for directing Fifty Shades of Grey and we worked together on American Psycho in its initial phase. Cronenberg and Alexander Skarsgård is a no-brainer. I’ve seen Alexander naked so many times at the gym that we both attend: perfect casting. For Fifty Shades of Grey: David Cronenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Bret Easton Ellis and who as… Anastasia???
“I would love it if we lived in a world where Lena Dunham could be Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey but I don’t think we do. I think she’s hot.”
Ellis added: “Tonight’s epic fight on Girls between Allison Williams/Lena Dunham convinced me that either one of them could play Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey. Thinking more conventionally for Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey: Scarlett Johansson or Kristen Stewart. Alex Pettyfer as Christian: too young? Aaron Johnson as Christian Grey? In a perfect world it would be Ryan Gosling as Christian Grey…
“David Cronenberg directing. Bret Easton Ellis writing. Ryan Gosling acting. Fifty Shades of Grey team… Shades of Grey.”
Bret Easton Ellis would make this movie into something incredible, wouldn’t he? Do you think he’d keep all of Anastasia’s many uses of the word “crap”? Do you think he’d keep all the great spanking scenes? What I’m saying is do you think he’ll keep it hilarious or make it terrifying?
Now let’s talk about his casting: what’s with people trying to cast Scarlett Johansson in roles that are too young for her? First there were the rumors that she was in the running for Eponine in Les Miserables, and now she’s supposed to be a possible choice for Ana? I realize that Scarlett is only 27, only five or six years older than Ana, but she just seems too mature for these roles. But Ryan Gosling as Christian? I might say that that could be hot, but Christian is still an emotionally stunted asshole. It could be interesting though, right?