50 Shades Movie: Christian Grey, According to EL James

E.L. James, the author of the wildy popular trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, has weighed in on the endless s

E.L. James, the author of the wildly popular trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, has weighed in on the endless speculation regarding the casting of the upcoming film version of the Christian Grey saga. 

James told Entertainmentwise that, despite the fact that no casting decisions have been made yet regarding who will play Christian Grey, she's already started to think from the character's "point of view" as the project advances.

And, though speculation has run rampant ever since it first surfaced that the book will be made into a movie, James has avoided to comment on the potential options tossed around on celebrity blogs.

So, no amount of Henry Cavill, Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer — or any of the other potential candidates proposed by readers — has moved the British author who has preferred instead to comment on the qualities she says best represent her famous character.

"I think emotional intelligence, a sense of humor — those kinds of things," said James when envisioning a film version of Christian Grey. 

And in a move that reveals just how slowly but carefully the project is being executed, the 50 Shades author talked about the only crew members who have been hired and are currently working on bringing her fantasy to the big screen: Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti (who also produced The Social Network).

"Michael is so passionate about the film and he really got it. He really got the book. He understood it was a love story, fundamentally," James said. "He said it this is about first love, and it's her first love and his first love, and I haven't thought about it like that. It's blinding stuff. He just got right underneath it. He was impressive," she added. 

peculation regarding the casting of the upcoming film version of the Christian Grey saga. 

James told Entertainmentwise that, despite the fact that no casting decisions have been made yet regarding who will play Christian Grey, she's already started to think from the character's "point of view" as the project advances.

And, though speculation has run rampant ever since it first surfaced that the book will be made into a movie, James has avoided to comment on the potential options tossed around on celebrity blogs.

So, no amount of Henry Cavill, Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer — or any of the other potential candidates proposed by readers — has moved the British author who has preferred instead to comment on the qualities she says best represent her famous character.

"I think emotional intelligence, a sense of humor — those kinds of things," said James when envisioning a film version of Christian Grey. 

And in a move that reveals just how slowly but carefully the project is being executed, the 50 Shades author talked about the only crew members who have been hired and are currently working on bringing her fantasy to the big screen: Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti (who also produced The Social Network).

"Michael is so passionate about the film and he really got it. He really got the book. He understood it was a love story, fundamentally," James said. "He said it this is about first love, and it's her first love and his first love, and I haven't thought about it like that. It's blinding stuff. He just got right underneath it. He was impressive," she added.