Gus Van Sant Apparently Shot A '50 Shades' Sex Scene Starring Alex Pettyfer
Will Pettyfer play Christian Grey?
The scene, which was shot as an audition of sorts, depicts a pivotal moment from the book, in which protagonist Anastasia Steele loses her virginity to Christian Grey. Pettyfer, obviously, played the role of Grey; the actress who played Steele remains unknown. (Wouldn't it be neat if it was Alison Pill?)
Whatever comes out of this, if anything, remains a mystery; the film, based on the kinky EL James trilogy my mother read and subsequently described to me last year, is still a ways away from going into actual production.
Still, it's an interesting turn of events, and may give a little hope to those looking for someone to turn a mainstream novel into something a little more artistic.
But then again, we all said that about Bill Condon directing Breaking Dawn, and, well, yeah.