BY Mstarz reporter , Mstarz reporter | Jan 09, 2013 11:47 AM EST
The buzz talk surrounding Ian Somerhalder taking on the lead role of Christian Grey in the highly-anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James' hit erotica novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" recently gained some momentum on Twitter. It's a known fact that the 34-year-old "Vampire Diaries" star is interested in the steamy role, and several fans agree that he'd make the perfect handsome businessman turned kinky sex fein. Somerhalder turned some heads on Twitter Monday, January 7, tweeting that he'd give away a personal copy of his "Fifty Shades of Grey" book with an intimate note inside in promotion of the IS Foundation. Hint hint, E.L. James?
"Fifty Shades" enthusiasts are abuzz after Somerhalder tweeted this on Monday:
@iansomerhalder: Win my personal copy of 50 Shades with a personal note :) Help ISF win the MFC!"
The tweet provided a link to Somerhalder's Crowd Rise webpage which states in a personal message:
HERE'S THE STORY:
"Donate or raise at least $50 from 1/7 at 10am EST to 1/9 at 11:59pm EST for a chance to Win My Personal Copy of the Book "50 Shades of Grey." I'll even write a personal note to you in one of my favorite sections. See rules way below.
I'm out to get a $50,000 donation from Mozilla for our foundation. The fundraiser that raises the most wins. Check out the leaderboard here to see who's in first place and if I'm not there, please DONATE.
My birthday is on December 8th. I don't need any presents. My only ask is that you please support our foundation so that we can reach our goal and win this challenge. This would be a huge leap for ISF.
ISF supporters are a kick ass bunch of peeps. From young children to Grandparents, standing together, supporting each other with each generation's strengths, collectively combining passions, skills and leadership into one massive population of change makers.
The IS FOUNDATION aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.
Our ISF Groups span across all continents, creeds, languages and passions, forming an ever growing family of more than 200 groups worldwide, all working as a united force to radically transform the world. Where people who love the planet and those who hold hands with paws come together to create a real future for all life on this miraculous planet we call Earth.
When you give to ISF, you give to generational change. Empower each of us to become the leaders this world needs to see."
Somerhalder again tweeted Wednesday morning (Jan 8):
@iansomerhalder: "Donate & you could win my personal copy of 50 Shades, plus I'll tuck in a personal note :) GO TEAM ISF!!"
The charity sweepstakes has already helped raise over a whopping $57,000. Has Somerhalder managed to get his name out there for the role of Christian Grey (again) while promoting a stellar cause? Fellow fan-favorites Henry Cavill and Matt Bomer definitely have some competition to live up to!
Fans are anxious to find out who will be cast as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, but James and screenwriter Kelly Marcel insist that official casting decisions won't be made until the film's script is written and a director is chosen... so it looks like fans will just have to wait.
But given all the recent buzz surrounding Somerhalder (several fans and critics believe his recently trailer for the film project "Time Framed" makes a perfect "Fifty Shades" screen test/audition), are more fans beginning to believe that he'd make the perfect Christian Grey?
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