The famous couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who rose to celebrity A-list status after starring in “Twilight,” were not necessarily E.L. James’ first choice for the leading man and lady in the film adaptation of her book “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
“Last year,” writes the International Business Times, “E.L. James stated that Robert and Kristen would not be considered for the film given their successful careers. Yet, it looks as if James has changed her mind on the matter.”
Word has it that at a recent movie party, James was spotted whilst deep in conversation with Pattinson. Could they have been discussing the potential for him to play Christian Grey? Twilight fans everywhere are surely crossing their fingers.
Though already near-household names, "Rob and Kristen will both have to audition like everyone else, although they are bang at the top of director Sam Taylor-Johnson's wish list," said a senior source of Focus Features. "They are virtually guaranteed to stimulate huge box office interest."
The box office would surely explode with Pattinson and Stewart headlining the show, though there are concerns that their already headline-making real-life breakups might cause a riff during filming.
Source: International Business Times