The Romeo & Juliet hearthrob is another reported front-runner for the role of Christian Grey. The former boyfriend to Glee star Dianna Argon has the looks and the acting skills that could give him a little edge.
The 31-year-old Irish star is the latest actor rumored to be replacing Charlie Hunnam on the big screen. The former underwear model has appeared on Once Upon a Time and The Fall.
Thousands of fans voiced their support for the White Collar actor by signing a petition. "I'm so grateful for the fans and I'm touched," he told Entertainment Tonight.
In spite of reports that she was cast as Anastasia, the Harry Potter star made it clear she was never interested in a role. "Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life," she tweeted.
Producers expressed interest in the Crazy, Stupid, Love actor. Unfortunately, the feeling wasn't mutual.
Conflicting Divergent press commitments prevented the actress from taking the role of Anastasia.
E.L. James' close friend Bret Easton Ellis admitted on Twitter that the Twilight actor was one of the top choices to play Christian.
More than 18,000 fans want the Gilmore Girls star to play Anastasia. So far, they're out of luck.
Even though he was once considered a front-runner to play Christian, the Vampire Diaries star is more than OK with not being in the film. "I'm on a TV show that shoots 10 months a year," he told HuffPost Live. Yeah, he's pretty busy.
Producers reportedly felt the 30-year-old actress was too old to play a 21-year-old college student.
The Arrow actor got fans excited when he revealed he "had a meeting" about playing Christian.
The Don't Trust The B---- in Apartment 23 actress once told Twitter "I'm down" to play Anastasia.
While some wanted the Harry Potter star to take the role of Christian, Radcliffe had little to no interest. "I'm sure they're going to do a great job on the movie, but it's not something that I think of would have been a good next step for me," he told MTV News.
The Divergent actor was a strong contender for the role before Charlie Hunnam was cast.
Back in June 2012, reports surfaced claiming the actress was in talks to direct the film. We now know the rumors were complete rubbish.
Early on, the Magic Mike star shot a sex scene for the movie. Gus Van Sant later clarified that he shot the scene because he wanted to prove he could direct the much-anticipated flick.
With experience going full frontal on True Blood, the actor could be a good fit for the erotic film.
The British model reportedly auditioned for a role in the erotic film.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the TRON: Legacy actor was heavily courted to play Christian. However, he simply couldn't connect with the character.
The 43-year-old actress is still in talks to play Anastasia Steele's mom in the upcoming film adaptation.
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