If it seems as if everyone is talking about the best-selling BDSM-themed book "Fifty Shades Of Grey," even more people are talking about its forthcoming film adaptation.
But who will play young, naive Anastasia Steele and the dashing, yet "fifty shades of f**ked up" Christian Grey? There are plenty of actors clamoring to be part of the project.
Just a few weeks ago, "Pretty Little Liars" star Ashley Benson expressed a strong interest in playing Anastasia -- but she may have some competition from her "Liars" co-star Lucy Hale.
At the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, Hale confessed to Celebuzz that she'd love to take on the role.
"I just finished the first [book]- I'm speechless," the 22-year-old actress admitted. "I think every girl on the carpet wants to play [Ana]! That would be freaking awesome. I'm really curious to see how they're going to turn it into a film."
Hale certainly looks the part, as Anastasia is described in the books as "a pale, brown haired girl with blue eyes too big for her face," but others have suggested she might be better cast as the lead's younger sister, Mia.
Hale admits to the website that Anastasia would be a tough role to play, because "you have to be sexy but approachable." She adds that she's already picked her dream co-star. " I know Ian Somerhalder -- he would be a good one [to play Christian Grey]. Looks-wise, he's a good one."
Lucky for her, the "Vampire Diaries" star already voiced a strong interest in playing the male lead. In April, he told Ryan Seacrest he would "absolutely" be up for portraying Christian Grey. "It could be very, very amazing. I have the book and I just started reading it. That would be a pretty incredible thing, and hopefully that could pan out," he said. "Beyond the shadow of a doubt, I think that would be a phenomenal opportunity!"
Of course, competition for both lead roles is going to be steep, and new mom Hilary Duff is also smitten with the trilogy, which fittingly has been dubbed "mommy porn."
"I feel a little dirty reading that book right now, just with my new baby -- but I'm in, I like it," Duff told Celebuzz at last week's Bing Summer of Doing charity event.
While the 24-year-old is gunning for a role, she also has a great idea for who could play Grey.
"Personally I would love if Ryan Gosling would do it, but I know he never would," she told the website.
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