September 6, 2012 8:41 AM EST
E. L. James Speaks About '50 Shades of Grey' Casting Rumors Via Twitter
"Fifty Shades of Grey" casting rumors are just that, rumors-- and author E. L. James took to Twitter to make sure that everyone knows it, whether it's concerning James Deen, Ryan Gosling or Ian Somerhalder.
Though the tweets have since been deleted, the New York Times best-selling novelist originally wrote:
"ALL CASTING NEWS [IS] NOT TRUE. ALL ARE JUST RUMOURS AT THE MOMENT. YES, SHOUTY CAPITALS. GRRR"
Reports broke Tuesday night that hunky boy-next-door porn star James Deen, 26, was officially in the running to be cast as the sadistic sexual deviant Christian Grey after novelist Bret Easton Ellis tweeted that he had "inside" information.
"Just got inside information that James Deen is actually in the running to play Christian in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' with E.L. James support," Ellis tweeted on Saturday.
"'Fifty Shades of Grey' will be budgeted at 12-15 million and James Deen is on the list of actors to play Christian Grey according to source," Ellis tweeted.
He added, "Fifty Shades of Grey movie will DEFINITELY be written by a woman and the budget will be below 15 million. Ana will be played by an unknown."
Famed porn star James Deen, whose real name is Brian Sevilla, was even getting excited about the rumors and wrote, "Deenagers unite!!!! RT @prefixmag Would you watch 'Fifty Shades of Grey' if the lead role was a porn star?"
But he must have gotten wind that E. L. James was upset about the rumors fluttering around the Internet and remarked, "There you have it. All further questions should be directed towards ms james RT @E_L_James ALL CASTING NEWS NOT TRUE. ALL ARE RUMOURS."
E.L. James tweeted a couple of months ago that casting for the "Fifty Shades" movie was premature since a director and producer hadn't even been chosen yet-and it is therefore impossible to cast a movie, even if James gets the final say.
Most people weren't happy to hear that porn star James Deen was in the running to play their favorite sadist, especially after James' husband recently said that he "thought" fan favorite Ryan Gosling was going to get the role.
It was even joked by some that casting James Deen in the role of Christian Grey would be a "hard limit."
Who do you think should be cast as Christian Grey?