via NY Post:
Recent whispers have circulated of two more actors in the mix to land roles in sure-fire cash-cow film adaptation; Universal Pictures and Focus Features have the rights.
Hollywood “It Girl” Emma Stone (pictured) is being heavily pursued to play naive college graduate Anastasia Steele, and Joe Manganiello of HBO’s “True Blood” fame is high on the list to portray her lover, the dominant billionaire Christian Grey.
“Execs at Universal saw [Manganiello] strut around barely clothed in ‘Magic Mike’ and immediately saw him paired with Stone,” a Tinseltown insider tells On the Money. “The two are young, hot actors and would turn the buzz into a chain saw. The one problem: Stone is in such high demand they may have to break the bank to get her.” - J. Barracato
Joe Manganiello as Christian Grey? Yes please.