Fifty Shades of Grey: Bret Easton Ellis Dream Casts Ryan Gosling, Lena Dunham
American Psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis made clear via Twitter who he'd pick as potential leads in Fifty Shades of Grey, the best-selling erotic drama by E. L. James that he claims he's hoping to adapt for the big screen. If it ever comes to pass, Ryan Gosling and Girls creator/actress Lena Dunham are clear favorites — or so he insists. What would rumored potential director Angelina Jolie say?
Reporting on Ellis' Tweets — which should be taken with a sizable grain of salt, obviously — Orange UK noted that the Less Than Zero author speculated that Scarlett Johansson or Kristen Stewart would be the likely victors to play the novel's Ana opposite a theoretical Gosling as Christian Grey. "I would love it if we lived in a world where [Girls actress] Lena Dunham could be Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey but I don't think we do," Ellis wrote. "Hope E.L. James doesn't think I'm being a prankster. I really want to adapt her novels for the screen. Christian Grey is a writer's dream…" The novel's Christian Grey is a wealthy man tormented by demons and a need for control who begins a BDSM affair with college grad, Ana.
Ellis has additional thoughts on a director too, should the Jolie thing not work out — or is just an elaborate rumor — or both: "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."
He gave a shout out to his supporters and a nudge to the powers that, well.. "BEE": "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."