The Fifty Shades of Grey movie buzz continues to dominate the web in regards to who fans feel would best embody the two leading roles. A new name has now surfaced as a potential suitor for the part of the S&M-crazed CEO Christian Grey, and it's Taylor Lautner of Twilight.
The Stir reports that Fifty Shades screenwriter Kelly Marcel was meeting with original book author E.L. James and some other higher brass associated with the film at the Chateau Marmont at the time she tweeted a Feb. 24 photo of the actor with James and another woman.
Below her posted picture, Marcel wrote the caption, "Just took this pic."
While a photo with E.L. James doesn't necessarily prove that Lautner is in any way attached to the racy film, he was clearly at the hotel for some reason.
The 20-year-old is mostly known for playing Jacob the werewolf in the Twilight series. While he's significantly younger than James' Christian Grey, 27, it's possible that fans could very well accept him based on his looks and chiseled physique alone.
Lautner's name had previously popped up in chatter to play Jose Rodriguez, Anastasia Steele's good friend from college, who is also a popular photographer. Although Jose is clearly into Ana, she continues to insist that she'd like to just remain friends.
The Fifty Shades of Grey premise revolves around Steele, who gets herself involved in a dominant and submissive sexual relationship with Grey. Through a mutual "agreement," the two delve into the world of bondage and masochism.
Marcel, who is in the midst of finishing the script, recently stated that the flick would be staying true to the book with lots of sex and raunchiness, as the producers are shooting for an NC-17 rating, according to a previous write-up in Style Magazine.
Although the producers have yet to attach a director to the franchise, the film is now slated for its big screen release in the summer of 2014.