Mila Kunis has emerged as one of the favourites to land the female role in the big screen adaptation of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

The 26-year-old actress - who was named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine earlier this week - has been linked with the part of Anastasia Steele, who becomes lured into an S&M lifestyle by older billionaire Christian Grey, in the film based on E.L. James' erotic novel, according to

Mila looks set to face competition from 'Twilight' actress Kristen Stewart and 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' star Emma Watson as both have been linked with the role, while Ryan Gosling and 'The Vampire Diaries' actor Ian Somerhalder are both said to be contention to portray Christian.

Should the 'Black Swan' actress sign up for the movie she will be working with a script penned by Kelly Marcel after the 'Terra Nova' executive producer landed the screenwriter job for the upcoming motion picture.

Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are on board to produce the big screen adaptation of the bestselling book.