By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Oct 01, 2012 12:37 PM EDT
The film adaptation of the E.L. James sexy novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" continues to create buzz over who will ultimately be given the role of billionaire Christian Grey. "Gangster Squad's" Ryan Gosling is currently one of the names being voiced as a fan favorite. To add to fuel to the racy fire, the husband of the author seemingly slipped that the A-list actor is a preference for the edgy part.
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In an interview posted on Sept. 3rd, James' other half, Neil Leonard, appeared to let the cat out of the bag to U.K's Now Magazine by stating the "last he heard" Gosling was the favorite for Christian Grey.
However, while recently on air with Los Angeles radio station KI-IS FM, James denied her husband's loose-lipped comment regarding Gosling.
"No, that's completely misreported. What happened is that his local paper... reported on my husband being the inspiration for Christian Grey. Underneath it they put a picture of Ryan Gosling, as well. So that's how it came about."
When James was queried by the broadcast outlet on whether she does have a favorite actor to take on the Grey role she remained mum.
"Maybe. I'm not going to tell you."
Gosling himself was asked by Extra in September if he was familiar with the "Fifty Shades" phenomenon and gave the following response:
"I don't ... what is this book that everyone is talking about? It seems very popular."
Gosling aside, web rumors have also brought some other well respected actors into the prospect pool as potential Christian Grey suitors, which include "White Collar's" Matt Bomer, "Vampire Diaries' " Ian Somerhalder, "True Blood's" Alexander Skarsgard, and "Man of Steel" Henry Cavill, among others.
Up until this point, E.L. James and producers attached to the future movie have stayed coy on the casting process. Only time will tell who ends up with the highly-anticipated role of Grey and just who will play his sexual partner, Anastasia Steele.
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