The 50 Shades of Grey movie producers can add one more actor to their list of potential Christian GreysÂ—Shia LaBeouf seems to be getting quite a bit of buzz because of an upcoming movie.
The former Disney actor might seem like an odd choice at first; he’s best known for starring in the family-friendly Transformers movies, after all. However, he might not have a problem trading talking cars for a bound and naked female costar.
Obviously a lot of men wouldn’t mind getting to strip down with a sexy actress in a movie about BDSM, but Shia might be a little more qualified for the job because of an upcoming film. He’ll be starring in real sex scenes in the Lars von Trier movie Nymphomaniac. Because of the movie’s explicit nature, it’s safe to say that it will probably get compared to 50 Shades of Grey (but knowing Lars von Trier, it’s going to be about 50 shades darker).
Shia LaBeouf is a brave man for taking on a movie like Nymphomaniac, and he even has another Christian Grey favorite commending him for his choice. According to Books & Review, here’s what Robert Pattinson said about the actor’s decision to star in the film:
“I love Lars. I think he’s great. It’s bold, it’s brave. Shia did that [fully nude Sigur RÃ³s] video already, he’s already popped his cherry, but it’s great.”
Rob also said that Shia would “do anything.” So does that mean that Rob thinks that Shia might sign on for 50 Shades if he gets asked to do it? LaBeouf did recently say that he’s finished with doing studio movies, but perhaps he’d consider playing Christian if Fifty fans start campaigning for him. There’s allegedly been a “surge” of speculation that he could get the part already.
However, he could have some tough competition. PolicyMic still believes that Ryan Gosling is the top choice for the role, with Robert Pattinson, Matt Bomer, and Ian Somerhalder also being favorites. But if Shia does beat them out, who would his Anastasia Steele be? Could older actress Alexis Bledel get the part?
Shia is 26 and Ana favorite Alexis is 30, so they’d be odd choices to play 28-year-old Christian and his 21-year-old sex slave. There were reports that Alexis Bledel might be interested in the part after she seemingly tweeted about it, but it looks like the Twitter account in question could be a fake (at least it’s not verified).
So maybe author E. L. James’ rumored pick Shailene Woodley will win the role, or perhaps Selena Gomez will pursue it (she does have a big crush on Shia).
So do think that Shia could play Christian Grey, or is he just not right for the role? And who should his Ana be if he does get the part?
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