September 20, 2013 11:22 AM EST
'Beautiful Bastard' Movie Casting: Hollywood Couples That Could Play Bennett Ryan and Chloe Mills [PHOTOS]
Thanks to E.L. James' best-selling erotica novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey," countless other erotica novels have emerged from the Web. Now, the latest erotica novel written by Christina Lauren, "Beautiful Bastard," is also set for its film adaptation. Here are a few Hollywood couples suited to play the part of Bennett Ryan and Chloe Mills.
Fans might have been dismayed with the casting choices for Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in "Fifty Shades of Grey." Given there is nothing they can do about it, readers of James' novel had to focus their attention elsewhere. Thankfully, Christina Lauren's novel, "Beautiful Bastard," has the equal amounts of sex and kink as "Fifty Shades."
Written by duo Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billing, "Beautiful Bastard" started out as a fan fiction as well. Judging from the amount of readers, the Web read was transitioned into a paperback novel. To date, Christina and Lauren have sold over 2 million copies worldwide. For those who have yet to read the novel, a short synopsis is as follows (via Goodreads.com).
"An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling."
"Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He's exacting, blunt, inconsiderate - and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard."
"Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family's massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who'd been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative - completely infuriating - creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he's never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe's so tempting he's willing to bend the rules - or outright smash them - if it means he can have her. All over the office."
"As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they're willing to lose in order to win each other."
Like "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Beautiful Bastard" is slated for a film adaptation under the rights of Constantin Filmms with Jeremy Bolt to direct. Check out the slideshow to see potential Hollywood couples fit to play the part of Bennett Ryan and Chloe Mills.