Don't be fooled like I was. Fifty Shades of Grey is not a coloring book for color-bind children (yes, I already apologized to my niece).
Fifty Shades of Grey is in fact the unlikely erotic novel that has dominated the zeitgeist for the past several months. And now, unsurprisingly, the book is being turned into a film. With lots of producers vying to get their hands on the work, author E.L. James picked Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti, the team behind The Social Network.
The novel began as a series of Twilight fan fiction pieces posted online. While those my be some pretty humble beginnings for a bestselling novel, you tell Hollywood "Twilight plus BDSM," the producers will flock.
The book follows the sexual relationship between billionaire Christian Grey and submissive college student Anastasia Steele (whose character names were changed at some point from Edward Cullen and Bella Swan).
The film will likely be fast-tracked, with the biggest question remaining being: who should play Christian and Anastasia? Names like Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries), Ryan Gosling, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Michael Fassbender and Channing Tatum have been floated as possible candidates for the lead role. Who do you think would make the best Christian Grey? Let us know in the comments section!