Alex Pettyfer Stars In 50 Shades Of Grey Test Reel
Director Gus Van Sant makes bid to helm movie adaptation…
Good Will Hunting director Gus van Sant has reportedly filmed a scene from the best-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey with Magic Mike star Alex Pettyfer - in a bid to prove he should helm the big-budget movie adaptation.
According to website The Wrap, van Sant was not asked to shoot the scene by Focus Features, which has the rights to EL James' novel along with Universal Pictures, but instead filmed the steamy sequence to show how he might approach the movie if he landed the director role.
The scene reportedly filmed is one where the central character Anastasia Steele loses her virginity to billionaire Christian Grey, although the identity of the actress playing Steel is not publicly known.
There has been no official indication if Pettyfer will be involved in the movie proper, although he is currently filming in Atlanta for Endless Love, another Universal Pictures project.
No potential actors have been officially announced for the role of Steele yet, although a slew of names - including Emma Watson, Mila Kunis and Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke - have been bandied about.