'American Psycho' writer Brett Easton Ellis has been ruled out of contention to write the mooted movie adaptation of the record breaking novel 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'.
Ellis has long been mooted as a likely penner of the script, especially because he has been angling to get the job on Twitter, openly declaring his interest.
The writer tweeted: "It's a very major disappointment to announce that I've somehow been taken off the list of possible screenwriters for Fifty Shades of Grey."
The news throws casting decisions wide open, as Easton Ellis was thought to be a favourite and had been vocal about his preferred choices for the roles.
His latest pronouncement on the 'mummy porn' novel adaptation was that Matt Bomer couldn't play lead character Christian Grey, which caused some controversy as some linked the fact that Easton Ellis didn't favour him to the fact that Bomer is openly gay.
Easton Ellis however insisted on the social network that he just didn't think him right for the role.
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