Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Blind Item #4

A role, but not really a role. The B- list mostly movie actor knows he is not that great of an actor. He wants the role, so even though it is not the role, he was willing to f**k for the chance and he did. He still is. He is not letting that guy out of his sight.

53 comments:

VIPblonde said...

Alex Pettyfer

VIPblonde said...

I saw this in the Mail this morning, and was thinking, WTF?!

rejectedcarebear said...

Gus and Alex!

FSP said...

sittin in a tree

Erin B said...

Great guess, VIP! I think he's gross. I haven't read the books, but I assume the dude is supposed to be hot, right? He could really kill a lady boner in "Magic Mike."

Eric said...

Alex Pettyfer "50 Shades"

Wendy Rene said...

The role of Christian Grey is a super hot commodity....seems a guy will do anything to secure it

rejectedcarebear said...

Did you see him hanging out with Connor Cruise?! Wow. Someone wants to be famous and they don't care how.

La Descarada said...

Wait. I'm all for PrettyBoy, but who would be the top/bottom in this situation?

Wendy Rene said...

@ Erin B.....I agree. If he's bagged that role, he doesn't do a thing for me. Blehhh

FrenchGirl said...

Why is it a blind item? Alex Pettyfer as Grey in Gus Van Sant screen test is in every newspaper today

ms_jacqui said...

@VIPblonde has got it! At first I thought enty was being extra confusing with his "role but not really a role" stuff but it makes perfect sense when we think of the proposed 50 shades movie and Alex's involvement in the bidding war!

MadLyb said...

Hopefully the casting people don't underestimate how many women are turned off by arrogant, douchey guys who hit and verbally bash women.

All about Eve said...

Got it again @VIP! Saw the same article and thought of him right away...

VIPblonde said...

Agree with everyone who dries up at the site of him. He was the worst part of Magic Mike. Good news is that if they do another one, it will be a prequel so it will be Pettyfer-free!

B626 said...

He might have been a cute kid actor but dang he's homely now. Must have effed his way onto the Magic Mike set too. Don't do this Gus, DON'T.

B626 said...

He might have been a cute kid actor but dang he's homely now. Must have effed his way onto the Magic Mike set too. Don't do this Gus, DON'T.

nevermindthat said...

I think this move will be career suicide; I'm talking Elizabeth Berkly Showgirls suicide. That book is trash and reads like a 14 year old wrote it.

I bet the teens over at fanfiction could write a better book.

asher said...

Um Easy Easy Easy x 1000

MontanaMarriott said...

So is he f**king a man or a woman for the part? That is the juicier part of this story IMO

All about Eve said...

I was thinking the same @nevermindthat, career suicide

Jeneral said...

I haven't read the books but isn't he too young for this role? I got the impression that Grey was an older man, at least older than the college age girl he is dominating.

ethorne said...

@VIP- A Magic Mike prequel? Did they all die in the end? Tragically, I have not seen it yet.

VIPblonde said...

@ethorne Channing Tatum quits at the end. All parties agree that another one can't be made without Channing, so it would have to be a prequel in order for him to still be a stripper

VIPblonde said...

@Jeneral IIRC, he's like 27 or 29. Somewhere in there. Under 30

VIPblonde said...

Also, we all know the writing can be hard to decipher on this site sometimes. I don't think this implies casting couch. I read it as "the guy who he won't let out of his sight" being Christian Grey, as in the role. Not stalking Gus Van Sant. But it can be read either way

Nancy said...

Ugh, Alex P disgusts me on every level. Truly, I thought Gus Van Sant was much better then the 50 Shades Trilogy.
I think Grey is supposed to be 28 years old in the books.

Renoblondee said...

I thought Ian Sommerholder (sp) had this tied up. Huh.

ulalume said...

Am I the only person that has no interest in reading 50 shades of grey?

The Real Dragon said...

Why would anyone want to do 50 shades of grey? that is career suicide.

Fairmaiden327 said...

No. :)

Jennifer H. said...

No, I am also in the "50 shades of doing anything else" club.

di butler said...

Amen! Worst written POS, ever. Kinky sex talk is fine, even appreciated, but the writing. Nothing can overcome that.

Though I do love to watch that mess Showgirls. Its unintentionally hilarious. So bad/so good.

Fijigrrl said...

Any actor, any time, for any role

SubaruGirl said...

Add me to this club, please... I think the whole thing is ridiculous. And even more ridiculous is that my prim, catholic mother-in-law bought the first book because she heard so much hype about it, but she didn't know what it was about. I don't think she even touched it after I told her. I did a quick read through the first bit, and yeah, it's not very good. I also am not into women being dominated and controlled, but that's a topic for another day! ;)

Claritysk said...

I don't think this is a role most men would want. I mean how the heck would they be taken seriously after?
Grunted any actor with decent credits to his name would not take this role

I read the books, and they are a quick easy read. But everyone was all their so kinky, their so hard core... Bah the whole book was one vanilla ass event with nothing of sexual interest in it at all. Maybe I got it too talked up.

As a person in the kinkster lifestyle this book is horseshit in regards to how those kinds of relationships even work.

CanadianMiss said...

Are they seriously making this crap into a movie?

Sherry said...

Shows you how damn dumb Alex is if he's fighting for this role. He probably thought the writing was excellent. Sheesh.

Frazzled said...

Everytime I hear Emma Watson's name brought up in connection with this piece of crap, I can only imagine what she has to say in private about it. I'm sure she doesn't want to alienate 70 million people by saying she'd rather die than be seen in that movie.

sleep_deprived said...

Thats how it started, as twilight fan fiction

Seachica said...

*Twilight* is better written than 50 Shades. I can't think of anything more damning than that. Though as long as the script is not written by the author who cannot write, the screenplay could be better than the book. A good book doesn't necessarily translate to a well written movie, and vice versa.

I too think this movie will be career suicide. Women don't want to go to the theater to watch porn. They would rather read it in privacy at home.

What was the other stripper movie that came out around the time of Showgirls? Didn't it star Demi Moore? That one disappeared, but Showgirls was so camp that it's a classic now.

Mango said...

@ ulalume - No.

Anonymous said...

Someone here pointed me to this blog, and I absolutely loved it. So I'm just going to leave this here. FYI I'm very much not a fan of this 50 Shades bullshit. I don't like the glorification of domestic abuse.

http://jennytrout.blogspot.com/p/jen-reads-50-shades-of-grey.html

nunu said...

I think he is perfect for it.

SophiaB said...

Gus Vant Sant is a totally out gay director. Google My Own Private Idaho with Keanu Reeves & River Phoenix. It was groundbreaking & starmaking for all three though GVS's movies & budgets have gotten more low key in recent years.

He makes some very intelligent but occasionally deeply weird movies. My fave is To Die For. Unbelievably well written & directed. This is the one that I believe has Nicole Kidman's best performance-as an aspiring smalltown newscaster who, to eliminate the barriers to her -in her pea-brained mind-inevitable ascent to the top rung of newscadting like Jessica Savich.

She plots her escape by successfully murdering her loving schlub of a hubby (Matt Dillon at the very tail end of his hotness) with the help of a school kid (brilliant performance by Joaquin Phoenix) and his outcast best friend, (Allison Foland).

He has directed some truly awesome movies and is probably the only director to be capable of taking the dross that is 50 Shades of Crapola and turn it into something ahmayzing.

Alex Pettyfer is so awfully purty and he is a darksider so he might just bring it for this project.

Obviously WAAAAYYY too young for the character as written but I can imagine GVS using him to great effect. In more ways than one...

SophiaB said...

Money tawks. That book made GAXILLIONS of dollah bills.

Which province do u live in @CanadianMiss? I am in BC. An hour east of Vancouver in the farmland bible belt. Educational for a city girl who lived in or near New York, LA, San Francisco, and Seattle most of her life.

Except for a short stint in Fredricksburg VA early in my epic college adventures. Ran SCREAMING home to NY after one semester... long ago and still not recovered from the nightmares.

SophiaB said...

You didn't read the press release! APett did the test reel as a FAVOR to an Oscar-nominated director! He is not cast in the role.

After chewing up and spitting out his big opportunity in a smash hit like Magic Mike, where he pissed off even nice guy Channing PotatoHead, I am stunned that he gets his phone calls returned by a garbage collector let alone GVS.

This is a PUBLICITY stunt. And it WORKED. Errybuddy wins. I give kudos to the PR genius who thought this one up.

And if GVS gets a little sumpin sumpin on the down low? Since WHEN is that not the way the gears are greased in Hollywood Babylon?

APett got GAME and knows how to play the chessboard that is Hweird. Props to him for not giving up. Wonder what secrets he has been keeping clise to the vest?

Enty seems to be making it VEDDY VEDDY obvious that APett is scrambling desperate and determined.

Abusive narcissistic aholes are a dime a dozen in the film biz. He is just incapable of hiding it.

SophiaB said...

Oh. My. GODDESS!! That is a CLASSIC DailyFail article. 'Rising star' inDEED!

The press releases REPEATEDLY underline that APett does not have the jon but filmed the SEX SCENES for the director to show the p0rnducers... Oooops. Did my slippery typo prone Android keyboard just do that???

AND!! The BEST PART OF ALL?? The author of this steaming pile of shit CHOSE the producing team that did that prestige movie on the Facebook story.

This is gonna be a high budget worldwide release BDSM 101 tutorial for the MASSES.

Buy stock in your local sex toy manufacturing collective (Good Vibrations in SF mebbe?). This is gonna be goooooood for the sexpositive kink world. I see classes and book sales exploding.

Hmmmm. Now how does a seriously vanilla but not dead yet old lady with a scorching past (I REMEMBER the 70s cuz I wuz there!) and a taste for buff young'uns capitalize on this obvious tsunami of a pop culture trend??? Ideas anyone? I AM a writer. Gotta get going on this.

:)

SophiaB said...

I think GVS didn't have to ask for the ass. It was willingly offered. The kid is doing the director a FAVOR? YEAH RIGHT. The kid just brilliantly used the PR smoke machine to get his name linked to a soon-to-be major EVENT movie, raise GVS's profile as a potential director-who might be the only one twisted and talented enough to turn it into a masterpiece, all while showing everyone in the Town how willing he is to abase himself for a role.

Really. Slow clapping. Well DONE APett & 50 Shades marketing genius.

@VIPblonde, you are so very wise in the ways of Hweird. Don't you see it this way? I must bow down to the PR Godz who got this so so right.

I have nit seen such a brilliant PR ploy in like FOREVER!! Or maybe I just have waaaaayyy tooooo much tiiiiiime on my hands!!

At this pace I shall be moving on to the next story link tomorrow.

SophiaB said...

Screen test. Clearly stating he doesn't have the role. Neither does GVS have the job.

They just did EACH OTHER a huge favor and blew up the gossip world in a PR blitz that shall at least get them noticed.

That is why Enty called it a role that is not a role. And NOW I AM SCARED because I actually figured out something Enty wrote.

My brain will NEVER BE THE SAME!!!

SophiaB said...

FRACK! Lost my opus maximus on the desensitization of society and the 60s and 70s feminists warning that porn will institutionalize objectification and normalize abuse & subjugation. I got nuthin' against kink but this is a BDSM tutorial for the whoke world to see.

With eedjits like Ryan Lochte going from total Olympic domination-11 MEDALS and he is so tetched in the haid he cain't 'member how many!- to stupid reality show before the medals cool down, and every idiot girl with a penchant for an easy peasy paycheck doing a p0rn tape, and 70 MILLION hot-to-trot mamas now turned on to bondage sex trashlit, oh and Team BreezySleezy's hordes of TwitWit worshippers BEGGING him to beat them up, I think we just hit the Zeitgeist of cracking open the egg and here is the omelette:

Shame, degradation, subjugation, sex, kink, and BDSM

Ready for worldwide consumption. It has been a slow, steady, but obvious desensitization process. Normalizing abuse, making it the object of sexuality to submit and get off on pain & fear.

The word we are looking for is GROOMING. We have been carefully GROOMED.

SophiaB said...

Screen test bottom.

SophiaB said...

Demi starred in Striptease. Elizabth Berkeley destroyed her career in Showgirls.

Actually, EB was totally awesome in a continuing storyline on CSI Miami as a foul to and former lover of David C's. I was really impressed, couldn't quite put her face and name together-jaw dropped when I did the ol' IMDB search.

She isn't an awful actress. Paul Verhoeven is a crap director, as pretty much EVERYTHING in his portfolio proves.

I am just glad she was given another vhance on the teevee, where her talents are better served. She is GORGEOUS.

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