We aren't totally sure why Robert Pattinson threatened to actually "lick the pages" of the hot-selling novel 50 Shades of Grey when interviewed by MTV News at Comic-Con. But now that we know hottie Ryan Gosling and equally hot Prometheus' Michael Fassbender are frontrunners to play the movie's lead, we can relate a bit more to the thought behind it.
The two actors are being considered to play Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of the bestselling erotic e-novel by E.L. James. So far the highly anticipated upcoming movie has only announced the two-person producing team the British author hand-picked to take on the first in her trilogy series.
For anyone living under a rock — or just now emerging from a Magic Mike marathon (we're not judging!) — the New York Times bestselling book centers around a young college student, Anastasia Steele, and the older man/millionaire who falls for her (Grey). Their relationship quickly turns sexual and Steele finds herself involved with a man who has a thing for R-rated role playing.
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