For months now fans have been speculating about who should play Christian Grey, with everyone from Shia LaBeouf to Brad Pitt generating gossip around the ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ role.
Now at last it seems we have some concrete news, and it’s sure to pleaseEntertainmentwise readers.
That’s because Ian Somerhalder, who won our readers’ poll to decide your favourite for the part, told fans at a “Vampire Diaries” convention yesterday (August 19) that he is going to meet with the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film team!
According to Examiner.com he did not give any details about who he would be meeting with but did say he would be leaving for Los Angeles next week.
Fans in the convention hall then reportedly began clapping and cheering.
The website quotes Kimberly Perek, who attended the convention, as saying that Ian was asked by another fan if he was interested in playing Christian Grey.
Adding that “fans were thrilled,” and that “we have been wanting information like this for so long so everyone flipped”.
The news is the first concrete casting information about the much anticipated movie, which will be produced by Dana Brunetti and Mike DeLuca. Four screen-writers are believed to be in line for the writing job, with ‘Cars 2′s’ Dan Fogelman the most prominent.