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Bret Easton Ellis Slams Matt Bomer Casting

American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis slams casting Matt Bomer in Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie.

The best selling author Bret Easton Ellis said that casting the openly gay actor Matt Bomer in a film adaptation of the record-breaking novel ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ would be wrong because his sexuality ‘complicates the role’.

The Hollywood star, who was last seen doing the full monty in the box office smash ‘Magic Mike’ has been rumoured to take the role of Christian Grey in an adaptation of E. L. James’s erotic bestseller.

On hearing the news Ellis took to social media network Twitter to Tweet that it would be ‘absolutely ludicrous’ to give the role to Bomer.

‘Okay. 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,’ he posted on Twitter.


The author, who has admitted to having relationships with both men and women added: ‘I don’t care how good an actor you are but being married to another man complicates things for playing CG.’


He denied that his views were homophobic saying it was: ‘about an intensely straight actor wanting absolutely to screw Ana Steele.’

Ellis had expressed an inclination to adapt the novel into a screenplay, but confirmed that he was no longer in the running for the project.

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