Alex Pettyfer to play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey movie?

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Ever since news that E.L. James’ best selling novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, is set to be made into a movie, the speculation about which Hollywood actor is to take the role of Christian Grey has been rife, now with Alex Pettyfer the hot new contender.

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The British actor who starred in last years surprise hit Magic Mike is thought to have made a bid for the lead role by shooting a test scene with US director Gus Van Sant. It seems the Good Will Hunting director is also keen to secure a role for the film adaptation of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy.

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Production company Focus Features, with whom Van Sant directed the 2008 film Milk, has the rights to the novel alongside Universal pictures.

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