Following his star-making turn in reality show Dancing With The Stars, it’s time for William Levy to make his next major move. If he truly wants to transition to the big screen as a potential Hollywood A-lister, time’s ticking, baby. His recent turn in VH1’s Single Ladies was a sweet distraction, but isn’t going to propel him any further.
I’m still steamed that in August, Will turned down the role of a lifetime in Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, which has turned into a smash flick, and certainly would have amped his exposure to a mainstream American audience.
So how about this? Erotic romance trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey by British author E. L. James has become the talk of Tinseltown. The book has supplanted Hunger Games on the New York Times Bestseller List, sold 20 million copies worldwide with movie rights secured by Universal Pictures. Names are being tossed about to play the lead roles of Christan Grey (& Anastasia Steele), including Max Irons, Matt Bomer, Chris Pine, Kellan Lutz, Alex Pettyfer, Ryan Gosling and Henry Cavill. There is also a grass-roots effort to bring Levy’s attention to producers, including a Facebook page dedicated to casting Will.
The character of Christian Grey possesses model good looks, he’s a dashing billionaire with limitless power, humor and and a beseeching dark side. Most of all, he’s a sexual dynamo. Sounds like Will to me, cool cats. While casting is still years away, online petitions and swoon-worthy discussions are blanketing the web with suggestions of the ideal Grey.
According to webbie Penguincookies, “William Levy would be the unconventional choice to play Christian Grey. The man embodies the definition of good looking. William has the height, body and sultry eyes, and this role may be his ticket to stardom in the States. The movie just may profit from the millions of ladies that already swoon over him.”
Time will tell, although to be honest, Levy is already Grey in our little world, as the Sexiest Man Alive. *