While E.L. James, author of 50 Shades of Grey, just revealed that a new book will tell Christian Grey’s perspective, there’s a totally new project on our radar. Ugly Love has been described as The Notebook meets 50 Shades of Grey. Miles Archer, an airline pilot with a dark past, meets Tate Collins. With an undeniable attraction, they begin a casual, physical relationship with one promise: Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future.
Nick Bateman, a model/actor who was considered for the role of Christian Grey, heard fans beg for him to pursue the role of Miles Archer. Bateman read the book and shared a photo to his Instagram, which soon reached author Colleen Hoover. The movie’s IndieGoGo page then explains, “Colleen immediately signed an option for the book to be adapted into a motion picture, which would be produced by Hackybox Pictures, a company owned and founded by Nick’s childhood friend, Cody Hackman. Who better to trust with your film than family? ”
The movie is looking for $1,000,000 in funding but only one percent of the goal has been raised. The IndieGoGo page offers incredible rewards for donations: a role in the movie, a dinner with Nick, a night with Nick… even Nick’s child with a $1,000,000 donation! The page says, “think we’re kidding? We’re not!”
What do you think about the lead, Nick Bateman? Will you support this movie’s production?