The last rumor we heard on the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie front was that Angelina Jolie was considering directing the BDSM adaptation. That was quickly debunked, but it did open the door to the idea that E.L. James' hit novel could attract some A-list talent to its big screen debut.
"I'm putting myself out there to write the movie adaptation of 'Fifty Shades of Grey,'" he tweeted over the weekend. "The team has been briefed and we will be approaching the studio this week about BEE adapting 'Fifty Shades of Grey' into a film."
He added, "Completely committed to adapting Fifty Shades of Grey. This is not a joke. Christian Grey and Ana: potentially great cinematic characters. ... Hope E.L. James doesn't think I'm being a prankster. I really want to adapt her novels for the screen. Christian Grey is a writer's dream..."
That's interesting news to say the least, but "Fifty Shades" requires some interesting decision-making. Ellis went on to tweet some of his dream casting for his film adaptation, but has since deleted it. Fortunately for all of us who love speculating on movies before they are cast, Digital Spy managed to record them before they were lost forever.
For Christian Grey, Ellis felt that Alexander Skarsgard ("perfect casting"), Ryan Gosling ("in a perfect world"), Alex Pettyfer ("too young?") or Aaron Johnson would work. For Ana, Ellis thought that Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Stewart would be good "more conventional" choices, though he also is partial to "Girls" stars Allison Williams and Lena Dunham.
Ellis also picked his dream director for the flick: David Cronenberg. "I think David Cronenberg is a great idea for directing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and we worked together on American Psycho in its initial phase," Ellis tweeted.
Who would you like to see star in and direct "Fifty Shades of Grey"? Do you think Ellis would be a good fit for the project? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!