While the studio has no formal offer out to anyone, Gus Van Sant was/is apparently on one of their wishlists to direct, and in a bid to prove he's the man to make 'Grey' happen, he went ahead and shot a test sex scene featuring Alex Pettyfer in the role of Christian Grey, the businessman who kinks it up with Anastasia Steele, a much younger woman. In fact, he takes her virginity and that's the scene Van Sant shot (no word on the actress who got Pettyfer-ed). Now, here comes a whole bunch of caveats.
Van Sant isn't signed, Pettyfer isn't signed (though he is starring in Universal's "Endless Love" remake) so nothing is confirmed. Apparently author EL James does have approval over director, casting and script so this could all mean nothing, no matter how hot and artful and tasteful it might be. Lastly, the script isn't finished yet so...everyone, cool it? We certainly hope Van Sant moves on, because we'd rather see him do anything else but make a sex movie for Moms. [The Wrap]