With producers set for "Fifty Shades of Grey" and the casting process heating up, we're guessing that plenty of actors and actresses are going to start throwing their names into the pot to play Christan Grey and Anastasia Steele in the adaptation of the hit erotic novel. The one man we didn't expect to get in on the action? "The League" comedian Paul Scheer.
The actor posted his "audition tape" to College Humor, but it's clear that he wasn't very prepared to read for the part of Christian. After attempting some of the character's more seductive lines, Scheer kept bursting out laughing and finally had to ask, "What is this book about?"
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.
Now Bret Easton Ellis, the author behind "American Psycho" and "Rules of Attraction," has admitted that he's serious about adapting her novels.
"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."
Two years ago, an impossible beam of bright light zapped out of an island and left "Lost" fans everywhere dumbfounded, for better or for worse. The series finale was polarizing, no doubt about it: was it brilliant? Was it moronic? Fandom remains divided on the issue to this very day, and we're marking the occasion with our own look back on "Lost" history.
Go back to the island, and find out what else we're watching, in this week's Watch It!
By now we're sure you've heard of the "Twilight"-fan-fiction-turned-novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." The S&M tales of savvy businessman Christian Grey and college graduate Anastasia Steele are causing quite a stir as the erotic couple is based on Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.
With a film adaptation in the works, the Internet is buzzing with casting rumors. Maybe we can throw Brooklyn Decker's name into the ring? While the actress is starring in this summer's highly-anticipated "Battleship," she's still relatively up-and-coming and it would be the perfect break-out performance. She even has a shy confidence about her that would work perfectly with the timid Anastasia.
Also in May 2, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Dwayne Johnson gives away an unexpected secret to how he stays in shape and David Spade congratulates Jessica Simpson on her 900 pound—er, nine ounce—newborn baby girl!