August 14, 2012 11:05 AM EST
Matt Bomer Slammed To Portray Christian Grey In The Upcoming ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie [PHOTOS]
Erotic novel character Christian Grey is currently the fantasy object of women and the actor who could portray the enigmatic bachelor in the upcoming "Fifty Shades of Grey" film is becoming a tough competition.
However, a high profile writer that is linked to the project has insisted that one of the actors suggested to be cast as Christian Grey is too openly gay to portray the part.
Bret Easton Ellis, the "American Psycho" novel author, has taken to the famous social networking site "Twitter" his thoughts about the suggestion that "Magic Mike" actor Matt Bomer could take on the much coveted role of Christian Grey.
"Okay I'll say it. Matt Bomer isn't right for Christian Grey because he is openly gay. He's great for other roles but this is too big a game. Matt Bomer: I don't care how good an actor you are but being married to another man complicates things for playing Christian Grey," Ellis posted on his account.
Ellis went on to say that the role of Christian Grey demands an actor who is into women and further claimed that the press tour would become an embarrassing fiasco if Bomer lands the part. Actor Matt Bomer came out gay earlier this year and he has three sons through a surrogate with his partner Simon Halls. Bomer has been frequently mentioned as a frontrunner for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie role after his performance as a male stripper in the film "Magic Mike."
Meanwhile, Ellis himself has been linked to the movie project and claimed that he had already put himself forward in writing the script about two months ago.
Despite the writer's claims, Ellis is not included on the rumored shortlist that was drawn up by the producers this week. Slamming actor Matt Bomer regarding his sexuality to take on a role proves that the writer has not shied away from controversy like he did in the past that attracted him hate mails and even death threats after publishing the violently graphic novel "American Psycho."