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If it were up to author E.L. James, a source tells E! News, Robert Pattinson would be playing the sexy lead in the film adaptation of her popular book triology, Fifty Shades of Grey.
"E.L. and Rob have become really close," a source tells E! News of the author and the actor. "They have become very good friends." Indeed, in early June, the novelist was seen partying at Pattinson's home in L.A.'s Los Feliz neighborhood.