Fifty Shades of Grey Casting: Robert Pattinson Was Author's First Choice, Says Bret Easton Ellis

The race for the role of Christian Grey in the film adaption of Fifty Shades of Grey was filled with some of Hollywood's most famous men.

And while many were rumored to be considered for the lead character, Bret Easton Ellis is taking to Twitter to debunk some of the reports.

In fact, in a series of tweets the American Psycho writer and friend of Fifty Shades author E.L. James, he revealed that none other than Robert Pattinson was in the running to portray the 27-year-old billionaire.

"E.L. James and I were at Rob Pattinson's house when she admitted that Rob was the first choice for Christian," he confessed.

"Ian Somerhalder never in running," he added. "Matt Bomer was never in the running."

He concluded his candid chat about the erotic novel's film adaptation by saying, "When E.L. James asked me who I thought should be Christian I said 'James Deen, of course' and then she shoved me. We were both very wasted."

E! News exclusively reported that back in June the Twilight hunk through director Nicholas Jarecki a birthday party as his Los Feliz home, which was attended by Ellis and James.

Pattinson added more fuel to he fire that he was slated to be involved in the highly anticipated film when he was soon chatting closely with the trilogy writer for most of the evening.

Aside from Somerhalder and Bomer, Alex Pettyfer and Ryan Gosling were said to be along the list of contenders vying to play the role of Mr. Grey.

However, it was announced Monday that Charlie Hunnam of Sons of Anarchy fame had nabbed the lead role and would be starring opposite Dakota Johnson, who was cast as Anastasia Steele.

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