Over the weekend, Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) told fans at the New Jersey Vampire Diaries convention that he had some exciting news: He’s in talks to star as Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Naturally, the crowd went ballistic after Ian said, “I am going to Los Angeles […] next week to meet with all those guys.”

Unfortunately, one of the movie’s producers, Dana Brunetti, seemed to have no idea that such a meeting would be taking place. When asked about it on Twitter, he said, “Cast of a film is usually decided on with a directors [sic] input...” Since no director has been hired yet, it seems a little premature to start casting, and Dana tweeted on August 16 that they were “still narrowing down writers and [had] no talk of cast yet.”

The producer didn’t seem to think Ian was making up the meeting, writing, “maybe he was lied to by someone? None the less, we are only meeting with writers.”

Ian has expressed interest in the role, but we wouldn’t put it past the prankster to joke with his eager fans about the steamy movie. Or maybe Dana is trying to throw us off the scent…

Source: Twitter

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