Robert Pattinson was reportedly the “first choice for Christian” in 50 Shades of Grey.
The movie’s lead stars were confirmed as Dakota Johnson, 23, and Charlie Hunnam, 33, today, but the latter was allegedly not the preferred option.
The billionaire character of Christian Grey could have been portrayed by 27-year-old Robert, according to Bret Easton Ellis.
“Talked to E.L. James at a party over the summer: her first choice for Christian was Rob Pattinson,” the author and screenwriter claimed via Twitter on Monday. “E.L. James and I were at Rob Pattinson’s house when she admitted that Rob was first choice for Christian.”
Bret spilled that he and the 50 Shades of Grey author joked about other options as they drunkenly discussed the Twilight hunk’s appeal.
He suggested Lindsay Lohan’s The Canyons co-star, porn star James Deen, come on board the erotic tale.
Ellis, who penned books Less Than Zero and The Rules of Attraction, happens to be screenwriter for Lindsay’s new film.
“When E.L. James asked me who I thought should be Christian I said ‘James Deen, of course,’ and then she shoved me. We were both very wasted, (sic)” he posted on the micro-blogging website.
Ellis and James both went to a bash at Robert’s Los Feliz, California, property in June where guests had tacos and reportedly danced until 3am, according to Us Weekly.
Now the casting news is officially out after much speculation, Ellis opened up about some unfounded stories. He claims Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder were never considered, despite rumors both were in the running.
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