Reports claim Katie Holmes has shown interest in playing the role of Mrs. Robinson - Christian Grey's former lover - in the film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey."
The adaptation of EL James' kinky novel has taken the film industry by storm. While some celebrities expressed their desire to be part of the film, many unexpected names were brought in to the highly anticipated movie.
Much to several fans' disappointment, Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam were bagged in to play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey respectively. However, days after the announcement, Hunnam pulled out of the film and Jamie Dornan was roped in for the protagonist's role.
Now, rumour has it that Holmes has expressed a desire to play the role of Mrs. Robinson aka Elena Lincoln, Grey's former lover. Sources told the National Enquirer that Holmes thinks she would be perfect for the role and hopes James and "Team 50" would give her a chance.
"She's looking at this as the role of a lifetime for her," the source said. "It will shock a lot of people, but she thinks Hollywood will sit up and take notice. She knows she has to reinvent herself."
Ever since her divorce with Tom Cruise, the "Dawson Creek" actress' career has taken a back seat, as she spent most of her time pursuing a career in designing. Now it seems like the 34-year-old wants to get her Hollywood career back on track and bagging the role of Elena could put her back in the spotlight.
This news has received mixed reactions from fans on Twitter. While some of them feel she'll do justice to the role, others think she would be yet another misfit for the film.
"Katie Holmes as Mistress Elena in 50 Shades?? Can this movie get any worse," a fan tweeted.
"Katie Holmes to cast as Elena Lincoln a.k.a. Mrs. Robinson in Fifty Shades of Grey. Srsly?" another user posted.
"There are also reports that Katie Holmes will play Elena Lincoln. I don't know about this one, but let's just see how it goes," someone else commented.
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