Actress had been considered frontrunner to play the film's female lead
Mila Kunis has apparently ruled herself out of the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie.
Back in October (2012), it was reported that Kunis – Esquire magazine’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ – had “emerged as frontrunner” to play the film’s female lead.
Kunis recently said she was “not disinterested”, but now seems to have gone off the idea. When asked about the role at a press conference for her new movie Oz The Great And The Powerful, Kunis replied: “Gosh, this Fifty Shades Of Grey thing is just not gonna leave is it. No, you will not see me in Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m so sorry.”
The three Fifty Shades Of Grey novels, which trace the sexual relationship between college graduate Anastasia Steele and businessman Christian Grey, have now sold over 65 million copies worldwide. EL James, the British writer of the books, sold the screen rights to Universal Pictures and Focus Features last March (2012).
The following October, screenwriter Kelly Marcel was hired to pen the script, but the film still has no director or cast members. James has recently admitted that “we are still a long way from casting”.
Casting for the film is an incredibly hot topic online. Other actresses linked to the Anastacia Steele role include Harry Potter‘s Emma Watson and Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel, while Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum and Henry Cavill have all been mooted as potential Christian Greys.
Meanwhile, despite the apparently slow progress, Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson has recently revealed the film could arrive in cinemas as soon as summer 2014.