According to reports, the Magic Mike star portrays the millionaire mogul in a sex scene shot by Gus Van Sant — who filmed it to be considered as a director for the future flick.
The scene is reportedly when Christian takes the virginity of the book’s leading lady, Anastasia Steele.
As for the actual movie, Ian Somerhalder, Alexander Skarsgard and Matt Bomer have all been mentioned for the role of Christian. Whoever gets the role will have much to live up to when it comes to portraying the sexy fictional character.
Though the likes of Mila Kunis and Emma Stone have been rumored to play Anastasia, nothing has been set in stone.
After rumors swirled that Emma Watson may have landed the part, the Harry Potter star quickly put the reports to rest.
“Who here actually thinks I would do Fifty Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life,” she tweeted on March 16.
E.L. James’ 2011 erotica romance novel tells us the story of the shy 21-year-old Anastasia, who gets caught up in the new world of BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism) with Christian, a millionaire executive.
As of now, nothing official has been decided — and insiders insist Alex was just cast for Van Sant’s tape.
But what do you think — does Alex have what it takes to play the role?