The speculation surrounding who will star in the both highly anticipated and the most unnecessary movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey has been running rampant for the last year. The latest bit of news to be churned out from the rumour mill has pegged British actor Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) to be in the front-runner to be Christian Grey, the character at the heart of the popular smutty fan-fiction-turned-cultural phenomenon.
According to The Wrap, the 23-year-old actor has already filmed a test sex scene for Oscar-winning director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk). Pettyfer and an mysterious actress apparently shot the scene where the series’ protagonist Anastasia Steele loses her virginity to Grey.
Despite this, Pettyfer is not Christian Grey (yet) nor is Van Sant the project’s official director. Van Sant’s screen test may indicate producers’ high-class intention for the smutty storyline.
With the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 vastly approaching, actor Taylor Lautner continues to prove to the world that he can do much more than play an extremely good-looking werewolf.
Although he didn’t do such a good job supporting his case with his box-office-flop-of-a-movie Abduction, Lautner has been lining up a few non-vampire-or-werewolf related movies, and is currently in the midst of sealing the deal on a small-budget film Director Gus Van Sant, whose credits include Milk and Good Will Hunting. The film is said to be based off an article from The New Yorker. More details on the rest of the crew are said to be released by the end of this week.
It’s believed that Lautner’s new project with Van Sant will do wonders for his career, proving his acting chops. Yet it’s hard to forget all those great actors before him who were typecasted for the rest of their acting careers, always in a continuous struggle to break free without any developments. After all, once you’re bit by a werewolf, you can never be fully human again.
The man behind hit movies including “Good Will Hunting” and “Finding Forrester” has been arrested on drunken driving charges.
Filmmaker and director Gus Van Sant was stopped by Portland police in Oregon early Thursday morning. Police Bureau spokesman Sgt. Brian Schmautz said the 54-year-old Portland resident’s breath test showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent. The state limit is 0.08 percent.
He was also stopped for driving without his headlights on. It was 1:48 a.m. Van Sant is currently working on a new movie, “Paranoid Park,” in the Portland area.