Ian Somerhalder is going to need a shoulder to cry on when he reads this. It sounds like someone’s been pulling his leg. The Vampire Diaries actor, who’s a firm favourite to play Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, believed that he was meeting with producers to discuss the project this week. But as it turns out, it was all just a rumour.
Ian told excited fans at a Vampire Diaries convention that he planned to meet the movie producers in LA to discuss the part of Christian, but producer Dana Brunetti has said this isn’t the case. Sob.
Dana tweeted yesterday: “Maybe he was lied to by a certain someone? Nonetheless, we’re only meeting with the writers.”
He later added: “Cast of a film is usually decided on with a directors input…”
However, scriptwriter Bret Easton Ellis seems to agree with us and thinks he’s perfect for the role. He said: “I know Ian Somerhalder and how kinky he can be and yes, he’s probably Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, and he will go all-out for it.”
Come on, guys – make this happen! RM