The 'True Blood' actor insists he has not seen a script for the film, or even read the book
Alexander Skarsgård has denied being cast in the Fifty Shades Of Grey film.
The screen rights to the erotic novel – which traces the sexual relationship between businessman Christian Grey and college graduate Anastasia Steele – have been acquired by Universal Pictures and Focus Features. Skarsgård has repeatedly been linked to the role of Grey.
However, the Swedish actor – best known for his role as vampire Eric on True Blood – has now insisted that he has yet to be approached. Speaking at Comic-Con, Skarsgård said: “I haven’t read the book and I haven’t seen a script.”
Last week (July 11), it was revealed that the Fifty Shades Of Grey film will be produced by Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti, who previously worked together on The Social Network. However, the movie’s director has yet to be confirmed and no casting announcements have been made.
Other actors linked to the project include former Lost actor Ian Somerhalder and teen stars Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale. On Friday (July 13), Channing Tatum admitted that he wants to play Christian Grey – but only if he can star alongside wife Jenna Dewan.
Since being published last year, the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy have become notorious for its explicit sexual content and controversial portrayal of a relationship involving BDSM. The three novels by British author EL James have now sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.