Billy Magnussen

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The Fifty Shades of Grey casting conundrum continues.

Just this morning, I got word that Billy Magnussen is a new contender in the race to replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey.

Who's Billy? The 28-year-old blonde hottie most recently was cast as a series regular on HBO's upcoming drama, The Money.

Billy Magnussen


Not only did he earn a Tony nomination for his work last year in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, but he also appeared shirtless for much of the play. And yes, he sure has a hot Christian Grey-worthy bod!

Magnussen is currently filming the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Into The Woods, playing Rapunzel's Prince opposite A-Listers like Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick and more.

Another actor who may have been added to the list is Luke Bracey, a 24-year-old Australian actor best known for playing Trey Palmer on Home and Away. He received a lot of attention in January when he was reportedly spotted holding hands with Selena Gomez at a Golden Globes party.

A source also tells me that screen tests are taking place tomorrow.

Other actors said to be up for the starring role include Jamie Dornan, Christian Cooke and François Arnaud.

Luke Bracey

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