The 50 Shades of Grey movie casting craziness continues with yet another interesting choice for the role of Christian GreyÂ—Transformers star Shia LaBeouf. So would the eccentric actor do it?
Shia did recently get completely nude in the short film FjÃ¶gur pÃanÃ³, but that's not the reason that PolicyMic thinks that he would be okay with playing flogger-wielding seducer Mr. Grey. According to Shia, he's about to have real sex in the movie Nymphomaniac.
The Lars Von Trier flick will also star Nicole Kidman, Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd, Willem Dafoe, and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Shia says that a disclaimer on top of the script for the movie says that the cast will be shooting real sex scenes. And judging from the title of the movie, there will be a lot of them.
Von Trier's Antichrist movie featured a lot of very explicit and extremely disturbing sex scenes, so whatever he does in Nymphomaniac should make the 50 Shades of Grey movie look as tame as Twilight. So since Shia is doing something that requires real sex, you would think that he would have no problem with stripping down to play Christian Grey. He also has experience playing part of the upper crust in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, so he's comfortable wearing a suit, too.
But there's one big problem besides Shia LaBeouf looking a little too boyish for the roleÂ—he doesn't want anything to do with studio movies anymore. He recently complained about how studios "give you the money, then get on a plane and come to the set and stick a finger up your a-- and chase you around for five months." Sure it sounds kinky, but obviously Shia just isn't into it.
It's a shame that he won't be interested 50 Shades since it will be a big studio movie. If he got cast as Christian Grey, then maybe Selena Gomez would reconsider playing Anastasia Steele (she has a massive crush on Shia). But if she still isn't interested even with her Even Stevens dream guy playing Christian, maybe one of LaBeouf's costars could play Ana.
He stars alongside Alice in Wonderland beauty Mia Wasikowska in Lawless and Anna Kendrick in The Company You Keep. And in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, he'll be working with Evan Rachel WoodÂ—she's also done nude scenes, and after dating Marilyn Manson, a little BDSM probably wouldn't seem so bad.
So can you see Shia as Christian, or are you glad that he said that he's through with studio movies like 50 Shades?
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