Fifty Shades of Grey Casting: Alex Pettyfer Films Scene as Christian!
Is the Fifty Shades of Grey film close to finding its director — and its Christian Grey?
Famed Hollywood director Gus Van Sant has filmed a sexy scene from the Fifty Shades of Grey book with Magic Mike's Alex Pettyfer playing Christian, according to The Wrap.
Gus reportedly filmed the scene as a way of auditioning to direct the highly anticipated film. Apparently, Gus was not asked by film studio Universal to send in the test tape, so Gus must really want to direct this movie.
According to insiders, the fact that Alex starred in the scene does not mean that he has been cast in the film. It is not yet clear which actress played Anastasia Steele in Gus's test tape.
The scene that they filmed was the one in which Anastasia loses her virginity to Christian. We're starting to sweat just thinking about it.
So does this mean Alex is a frontrunner to play Christian?
He does have a relationship with Universal, as he is currently filming another film for the studio, Endless Love.
Granted, Alex — who also starred in I Am Number Four — is only 23, while Christian is 27. But Alex looks older than he is — and he certainly has the dashing good looks that would be a requisite for the role. Not to mention the abs.
As for Gus Van Sant, this movie would be a bit sexier than anything he's previously done. Gus has been nominated twice for a directing Oscar, for Good Will Hunting and Milk.
Exciting times! So are you rooting for Gus and Alex? Or do you have a different actor-director pairing in mind?