Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne has reportedly been shortlisted for a role in Fifty Shades Darker Getty

Cara Delevingne has reportedly been shortlisted for a role in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie sequel.

According to the Daily Star, EL James, the author of the best-selling novel of the same name, feels the 22-year-old British supermodel will attract new fans to its sequel, Fifty Shades Darker.

"Cara is wowing in her performance in Pan with Hugh Jackman and E.L. James loves the idea of her as a name being in the next movie," a source said.

Delevingne made her big acting debut in Michael Winterbottom's film The Face of An Angel and the movie's director confessed he did not know who she was before he auditioned her for a role in the film.

"I didn't really know who she was, but as soon as I met her I knew she'd be perfect for it," he said.

"I wanted someone who had that kind of energy and optimism, the sense of someone who wants to live life. People either have that quality or they don't. But you can also have that spontaneity in real life and then not be able to portray it on screen. Cara was able to do that.

The film is pretty much entirely scripted so she is acting, but it's a quality of hers which she's projecting. I think she's like Julie Christie in that way: not an actor in the traditional sense but with a fantastic ability to project things on screen," Winterbottom added.