Katie Holmes reportedly thinks a part in 50 Shades of Grey would be “the role of a lifetime”.
EL James’ best-selling erotic book is being transformed into a movie, with Jamie Dornan playing S&M fan Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson his naive love interest Anastasia Steele.
Christian’s long-term friend, and former lover, in the book is Elena Lincoln and Katie is said to be desperate for the role.
“She’s looking at this as the role of a lifetime for her,” an insider told National Enquirer. “It will shock a lot of people, but she thinks Hollywood will sit up and take notice. She knows she has to reinvent herself.”
The 34-year-old is so determined to show she is the right choice she is even said to be considering going blonde for the part.
The film has already experienced problems, after Sons of Anarchy star Chris Hunnam pulled out. He was originally cast as Christian but decided he couldn’t go ahead with the shoot due to his jam-packed TV schedule.
This is said to have been a good thing for Katie, who previously starred alongside Chris in 2002′s Abandon. They shot a love scene for that release and the actress was apparently convinced producers would want a completely fresh coupling for 50 Shades of Grey.
Since her divorce from Tom Cruise, Katie has been working hard to get her career back on track. She has already starred in Broadway play Dead Accounts and has shot parts for upcoming releases Mania Days, The Giver and Miss Meadows.
Gossip Cop claims Katie’s representative has dismissed claims she is interested in the raunchy movie.
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