Bret Easton Ellis Wants Ryan Gosling, Aaron Johnson in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

6.12.2012

By Out.com Editors

After saying he'd be interested in turning E.L James's bestselling erotic fiction into a film, now he tweets more details.

Although we have no interest in reading the erotic novel that has gotten so many straight people in a tizzy (are they not having enough REAL sex?), we are interested in the fact that Bret Easton Ellis is hot for translating it into a better script for the screen. And is now revealing his ideas for who could direct and play various roles

"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.

"Cronenberg and Alexander Skarsgård is a no-brainer. I've seen Alexander naked so many times at the gym that we both attend: perfect casting.

"For Fifty Shades of Grey: David Cronenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Bret Easton Ellis and who as... Anastasia???

"I would love it if we lived in a world where Lena Dunham could be Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey but I don't think we do. I think she's hot."

Ellis added: "Tonight's epic fight on Girls between Allison Williams/Lena Dunham convinced me that either one of them could play Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey.

"Thinking more conventionally for Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey: Scarlett Johansson or Kristen Stewart. Alex Pettyfer as Christian: too young?

"Aaron Johnson as Christian Grey? In a perfect world it would be Ryan Gosling as Christian Grey...

"David Cronenberg directing. Bret Easton Ellis writing. Ryan Gosling acting. Fifty Shades of Grey team... Shades of Grey."

While we think Cronenberg is a no-brainer, indeed, we are most interested in Ellis's taste in men. Yes to Alex! Yes to Ryan (anything he does). And actually, his idea of Lena Dunham getting mistreated by an older man is, while probably spot on, a bit depressing. 

Oh, and Aaron Johnson? that boy keeps getting CUTER. We saw him in Albert Nobbs and couldn't take our eyes off him. When he's back on screen in Kick Ass 2, we may just have a new heartthrob.

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