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Gyllenhaal would consider 50 Shades role
Picture: Reuters Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal would consider playing Christian Grey in the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey.

Gyllenhaal, below, is the latest in a long line of actors who are being linked with roles in the much-anticipated film version of the hugely popular book.

Unlike Emma Watson, who has distanced herself from any rumours that she is going to be involved, Gyllenhaal actually seems to be pretty keen.

While being interview by Ryan Seacrest this week, the actor was asked if he'd be interested in playing the male lead role, to which he replied: "Yeah, of course! I always want to work, man, of course."

He hasn't been contacted for the part yet - it seems that no one has at this point - but added: "That's super flattering. I mean, I have not heard that, but if that's true then that's a nice thing. It's always nice to be considered."

Other actors who have been rumoured to be playing the role of Grey include Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy and Matt Bomer, and all eyes are on the author of the books, E.L James, to reveal who she wants to be playing the main character.

She has so far remained silent on the subject.