The 50 Shades of Grey movie has fans fiercely fighting for their picks to play Christian Grey, so some members of Team Matt Bomer are not going to be very happy about what author Bret Easton Ellis had to say about the White Collar hunk.
Ellis is probably best-known for writing the American Psycho novel, which featured a rich and handsome main character prone to violent fantasies. Patrick Bateman is like a more narcissistic, psychopathic version of Christian, so this could have something to do with why Ellis is so interested in 50 Shades – he’s even expressed an interest in penning the screenplay for the movie.
The author also revealed his dream cast for the movie a few weeks ago: for Anastasia Steele, he’s come up with Girls stars Lena Dunham and Allison Williams. He sees Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Stewart as more conventional choices for the role. His ideal Christian Grey would be Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Gosling, Aaron Johnson, or Alex Pettyfer.
However, Bret Easton Ellis absolutely does not want Matt Bomer in the 50 Shades of Grey movie if he gets any say in the matter. Here’s what he recently tweeted about the gorgeous Magic Mike star:
“Fifty Shades of Grey: Casting Matt Bomer is the equivalent as casting Jesse Tyler Ferguson…”
His tweet is a bit confusing – does he think that a gay actor is incapable of playing Christian Grey, or was he trying to say that Matt is better suited for comedy? The only thing that Matt and Jesse really have in common is that they’re gay and they’re actors, so Ellis’ tweet doesn’t make much sense. And if he thinks that a gay man can’t play a straight guy, maybe he needs to watch Neil Patrick Harris in How I Met Your Mother.
But it doesn’t really matter what a man thinks about who should be cast in the movie – filmmakers will be aiming to please the erotic novel’s millions of female fans who are obsessing over who will get cast. And right now Matt seems to be one of the favorites for the role alongside hotties like Ian Somerhalder, Chris Hemsworth, and Henry Cavill. So it’s safe to say that Ellis probably got a few angry responses to his bizarre tweet.
But what do you think – are you a fan of Bomer? And do you think that Ellis should stay away from the 50 Shades film because he doesn’t seem to know what Fifty fans want?
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