Ryan Gosling would be "perfect" to play the lead role in the planned film of Fifty Shades of Grey, according to author Bret Easton Ellis.
The American Psycho writer is hoping to adapt the bestselling EL James novel for the big screen and revealed on Twitter his ideal casting choices for the erotic drama.
Ellis admitted he would not have a say in casting if he succeeds in writing the Fifty Shades of Grey screenplay but said: "In a perfect world it would be Ryan Gosling as Christian Grey."
Ellis also mooted True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard, British actor Alex Pettyfer and Kick-Ass actor Aaron Johnson as possible choices for the role of Christian Grey, a billionaire who forms an unusual relationship with a young college graduate.
He added: "I would love it if we lived in a world where [Girls actress] Lena Dunham could be Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey but I don't think we do.
"Thinking more conventionally for Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey: Scarlett Johansson or Kristen Stewart."
Universal Pictures and Focus Features recently acquired the film rights to Fifty Shades of Grey, with Angelina Jolie reportedly keen on directing the project.