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Bret Easton Ellis says Matt Bomer is too gay for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Actor Matt Bomer attends the 14th Annual EIF

Actor Matt Bomer attends the 14th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women in Times Square. (April 30, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

When Bret Easton Ellis confirmed on Twitter this week that he was taken off the list of the potential screenwriters for "Fifty Shades of Grey," he completely changed his attitude toward Matt Bomer, an actor he had said should play Christian Grey.

“Matt Bomer: I don't care how good an actor you are but being married to another man complicates things for playing CG,” he wrote.

There was no denying that the author of “American Psycho,” was once eager to write the screenplay for the highly publicized movie adaptation. Ellis' enthusiasm was displayed through tons of tweets discussing the novel.

In July, the writer also took to Twitter and uploaded photos of actors he thought should play Grey, the novel’s lead male character. One of these actors was Bomer, who in the uploaded photo had a shirt that read “Easton.”

“So is Matt Bomer THE Christian Grey? I think the t-shirt says it all...,” Ellis wrote as a caption.

But apparently Ellis doesn't think so anymore.

“Okay I'll say it. Matt Bomer isn't right for Christian Grey because he is openly gay. He's great for other roles but this is too big a game,” he later added.

Through tweets that followed, it was clear some people weren't happy with Ellis' words.

"I was just spit on at the West Hollywood Pavillions supermarket while passing the Free HIV-testing van in the parking lot," he wrote.


Pictured: Matt Bomer

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