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Saturday 31 January 2015

Pettyfer in Van Sant 50 Shades test

Alex Pettyfer played Christian Grey in a mock-up 50 Shades Of Grey scene
Alex Pettyfer played Christian Grey in a mock-up 50 Shades Of Grey scene

Alex Pettyfer has starred in a sex scene adapted from 50 Shades Of Grey - despite the cast and crew not having been announced yet.

Magic Mike star Alex was helping out director Gus Van Sant, who shot the scene in a bid to land the job working on the erotic novel's adaptation, reported The Wrap.

Two-time Oscar nominee Gus filmed the scene where main character Anastasia Steele loses her virginity to Christian Grey, played by Alex.

It is not yet known which actress took the part of Anastasia in Gus's job application.

50 Shades Of Grey by EL James became the best-selling book of all time in Britain last year, overtaking The Highway Code and Harry Potter.

Gus has previously directed Promised Land and Milk for Focus Features, who have bought the rights to the "mummy porn" trilogy along with Universal Pictures.

British actor Alex, 23, is appearing in The Butler later this year, a drama about the White House's head butler.

He previously starred in steamy scenes for last year's Magic Mike, a film about male strippers.

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