American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis has argued that out actor Matt Bomer should not be cast as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie because of he’s gay.
The UK Press Association reports:
The bisexual American Psycho author – who has previously stated he is keen to write the screenplay for the movie adaptation of EL James best-selling erotic novel – spoke out on Twitter after Matt – who stars in US show White Collar and recently appeared in stripper movie Magic Mike – was said to be in the running for the role of Christian Grey.
The writer revealed a few days later: “It’s a very major disappointment to announce that I’ve somehow been taken off the list of possible screenwriters for Fifty Shades of Grey… @E_L_James I hope you find someone as passionate as I was about Fifty Shades of Grey. I will miss it.”
But after being accused of homophobia Bret defended his comments about Matt.
“Let’s finalise this. Matt Bomer is totally hot and a very good actor. He is NOT right for Christian Grey and it complicates the role.
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Writter Bret Easton Ellis also tweeted:
Today it has been announced that Bret Easton Ellis will not adapt the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie script. Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive:
Ellis, who authored 1991 novel American Psycho and launched into filmmaking when he wrote the screenplay adapted from his own book The Informers, announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday.
“It’s a very major disappointment to announce that I’ve somehow been taken off the list of possible screenwriters for Fifty Shades of Grey,” he wrote, then continued, “Thanks to the fans for the months of intense support. Your awesome enthusiasm and great suggestions were instructive and meaningful to me.”
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