Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis: Robert Pattinson Was ‘First Choice’ For Fifty Shades of Grey Lead

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On the heels of the announcement that Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey in the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie, Bret Easton Ellis — who penned The Canyons — claims the trilogy’s author E L James told him she originally wanted Robert Pattinson in the starring role.

On Monday, Ellis tweeted that over the summer he and James were at a house party at Pattinson’s home, and “her first choice for Christian was Rob Pattinson.”

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