Controversy Swirls About Matt Bomer and 50 Shades of Grey Film
Actor may be too gay to play Christian Grey, says one best-selling author, but some Bloomfield Patch readers disagree.
The debate over who should play Christian Grey in the screen adaptation of E L James' sizzling best seller 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has taken a controversial turn.
Bret Easton Ellis, author of "American Psycho," is generating a lot of buzz for comments about actor Matt Bomer's possible selection to play the lead role in an upcoming film, the Huffington Post reports.
The openly gay actor that had ladies swooning in this summer's "Magic Mike" movie about male strippers is an "absolutely ludicrous" choice, Ellis declared.
"Okay I'll say it. Matt Bomer isn't right for Christian Grey because he is openly gay. He's great for other roles but this is too big a game," Ellis tweeted, according to HuffPo.
Out of the running as a possible screenwriter for the movie, rights for which were recently sold to major Hollywood studios, Ellis continued explaining his rationale on social media.
"I think Matt Bomer is incredibly handsome and a good actor but I think he comes off totally gay in White Collar. And that is why no to CG...," he Tweeted again later, HuffPo reported.
In our Who Will Play Christian Grey And Anastasia? Poll, readers picked Alexander Skarsgard and Lily Collins for the leads (20 percent), followed by Colin Egglesfield and Amanda Seyfried (17 percent). But a vast majority (36 percent) preferred other actors and left 161 suggestions in the comments section.
Several were for Bomer, including:
"Matt Bomer all the way," wrote reader Miss J. "Google image him and he has Mr. Grey written all over his face. Emma Stone has the acting chops to play a strong will yet vulnerable character that is our Miss Steele and there's an understated beauty to her as well."
"Matt Bomer is PERFECT for Christian Grey, absolutely no one else!," wrote voter Cassidy Ann. "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE look him up if you don't know him already, he's absolutely perfect."