Gus Van Sant Wants to Direct Fifty Shades of Grey: Casts Alex Pettyfer in Test Reel

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Test reels are a more and more common way to connect a director with a project. Usually, though, a director is asked for a reel.

Gus Van Sant didn't wait to be asked, however, before shooting a test scene for Fifty Shades of Grey. The test footage was a steamy sex scene starring Alex Pettyfer in the role of Christian Grey.

Actor Alex Pettyfer

Van Sant is best known for directing such films as Good Will Hunting, Finding Forester, and Milk, and from the looks of it, he's very eager to add Fifty Shades of Grey to his filmography.

Pettyfer's involvement in the test footage is no indication one way or the other if he could be considered for the role in the film, but if Van Sant were to be hired, he might consider hiring the Magic Mike actor.

Do you think Van Sant behind the camera and Pettyfer in front of it would make for a good choice? If not, who should play Christian and Anastasia in Fifty Shades of Grey?

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Fifty Shades of Grey Quotes

Christian Grey: I’m incapable of leaving you alone.
Anastasia Steele: Then don’t.

Kate Kavanagh: You're seeing him again tonight. That means that something happened.
Kate Kavanagh: Ana! Ana, you have to tell me!
Anastasia Steele: I have to get ready for work. We just kissed. Once.
Kate Kavanagh: Only once? That's odd.
Anastasia Steele: Odd doesn't even cover it.

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