The adult film star suggested that he would be the ideal choice to play Christian Grey, a businessman who explores bondage and sexual taboos with a young woman.
"It seems like a character I could have a lot of fun with," Deen commented to Entertainment Weekly. "I've heard really mixed responses about it, like, 'Oh, it's a cheesy
Deen went on to admit it's unlikely he will land the highly-coveted role due to his background in pornography.
[Left: Ryan Gosling / Right: Matt Bomer]
"I'm that porn guy," he joked. "As I understand, the rumours [for Christian] are some guy who's on a TV show on USA [Matt Bomer], some model dudes, and Ryan Gosling.
"I feel like me versus Ryan Gosling? There's an easy decision on where the studio is going to go. But if I got offered the role, I would definitely consider it. If they wanted me to audition, I would absolutely go in and read for them."
The role of Fifty Shades of Grey's female lead Ana Steele is also highly coveted, with Mila Kunis, Shailene Woodley and Emilia Clarke reportedly in the running.
[Left: Mila Kunis / Right: Emilia Clarke]
Kelly Marcel has been hired to pen the script for Fifty Shades of Grey, which is being produced by The Social Network's Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca.
50 Shades of Grey: The rumoured cast: