Chances of Alex for Fifty Shade?

Ok I am so sick of Fifty Shades of awfulness. Do you think Alex would take the part if offered? If yes – how would you all feel?

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6 thoughts on “Chances of Alex for Fifty Shade?

  1. I do. Alex already did an audition with that director, so I’d guess he’d be somewhat interested in the role, unless it was just a favour, but if he was completely against it, why would he have bothered in the first place?

    I wouldn’t mind it, Karen. I know the books are terrible, but it depends on the film. The story is, at it’s basic core, a love story, build around trash and crappy writing and unbelievable characters. Oh, and an unbelievable story line, which we’ve already discussed at length here.

    BUT – If they can create a decent film out of this, and Alex can show the character’s depth (or create a bit more) and if he can pull this one more into the mainstream to give it a wider appeal, then it could be really great move for his career. It would be a major challenge for him, and I do think he could do the character more than justice, he could give it a badly needed dimension.

    Also, I don’t think it would have the teen base (maybe I’m wrong here?) but these are older books, I think. Now whether they’d tone it done or not is another question.

    But, yes, I think it would be a good move for Alex, if executed properly.

  2. I think he’d take the part if offered, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s the actor they’ll reveal next month.

    What I don’t understand is, why people automatically think the movie is going to garbage just because they think the books are bad? E.L. James is not directing, and she’s not writing the screenplay. We haven’t seen the trailer yet, so people need to stop assuming the movie is going to be terrible. I only read the first book, and I wasn’t drawn into the story so I didn’t read the other two, but I don’t think the movie is going to be bad. I can’t form an opinion until I see more.

  3. Naturally we don’t know what’s going on with the movie, or if it will be good or not, but most of us are probably familiar with the phrase “you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” According to reports, E.L. James’s deal gives her final approval over almost every aspect of the film, including script, cast, and director, so she could easily stymy any attempts to improve upon her work.

    As to Alex’s potential participation, I imagine that an actor in his position would be a fool to turn down such a high profile role. Alex is a name in Hollywood now, but he isn’t really a star yet, so if the film were successful it would really put him on top (no pun intended.) Conversely, if it fails he might as well pack his bags an head back to Windsor, or start auditioning for TV shows on The CW. Brett Easton Ellis, who is Alex obsessed, thinks Alex wouldn’t do it, but who knows?

    Will Alex get it? Deadline.com, not fallible, but a real industry news site, says that Universal wasn’t even considering him for the role. And yes, he did the test film with Gus Van Sant, but the studio wasn’t interested enough to hire GVS, instead hiring someone who has almost no directing experience, so why do we have any reason to believe that they want Alex?

    I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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