Oh God kill me now. From Entertainmentwise:
Ladbrokes have posted their odds on who will grab the titles character roles in the upcoming adaption of hit novel Fifty Shades of Grey with Ryan Gosling in the lead.
Bookies have jumped on the books [sic] current success and joined in the fascination with who might play the characters of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the movie version.
Drive star Ryan Gosling is currently the favourite with odds at 2/1 followed by Vampire Diaries hunk Ian Somerhalder at 5/2.
With odds at 3/1 third place was given to hunky German actor Michael Fassbender who recently portrayed a sex addict in the raunchy film Shame. According the The Independent one convinced female punter placed a three figure sum on Fassbender landing the coveted role.
Heroine of the book, Anastasia Steele, is thought to be most likely given to Friends with Benefits actress Mila Kunis at odds of 3/1 with actress Scarlett Johansson closely behind with 4/2.
Other contenders for the female lead include Elizabeth Olsen (9/2) and Gilmore Girls Alexis Biedel [sic] (5/1).
The novel, which was branded ‘mummy porn’ has dominated literary conversation recently with masses of fans pondering who will play the much loved (or lusted after) Christian Grey.
“The nation has gone 50 shades of crazy for the book so it’s impossible to see how the film won’t be a success either,” Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said.
“The odds suggest 50 Shades will cane its competition in the box office.”
So, OK. It’s not *entirely* a thing yet, but I have no doubts that people would go absolutely batshit nuts over Ryan Gosling as Christian Grey. Now, I’m not going to pretend that I’ve read these books (I haven’t), and I’m not going to pretend that the popular opinion hasn’t colored my own (it has), but Ryan Gosling? In this joke of a film based on a joke of a book based on Twilight fan-fiction?
I don’t know, guys. How about we just have good old Ryan stick to movies that we can crucify him for because of Eva Mendes? Isn’t that so, so much more fun?
Last, on a semi-unrelated note, who the f-ck edited this shit from Entertainmentwise? Have they never heard of punctuation? Capitalization? SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT? What’s going on over there, guys? A little bit more drinky-drinky on the job than what’s necessary? Eh?