50 Shades of Grey is coming to life! Yes, you heard right, the steamy, romantic novel (or mental pornography, if you will) is hitting the studio. Thinking about the role of Christian Grey is steamy, yet quite controversial. A man must have a lot of guts to step up to the plate of this role and apparently Charlie Hunnam did not have what it takes. Not for nothing, but I wasn’t feeling the slick back hair-do anyways. I’m sure they can find a better hair-flipper.
Now we have a bigger issue… who is going to step-up and take on this rather promiscuous role? There are plenty of guys killing for this role and women daydreaming of who will play the role. No one is set in stone yet, but word on the street is our very own Ian Somerhalder (from The Vampire Diaries) is a possible contender. He would be so perfect for this role because he has the “steely-eyed” look that the directors are feigning for! This could be Somerhalder’s debut on the big screen… we could have the next Tom Cruise in the making!
Fans of Ian have exploded the media, made petitions, and tweeted ridiculously about him playing the part of Christian Grey… I guess the suspense shall kill as we play the waiting game.
Another contender is Ryan Gosling, a Hollywood heart-throb… well for screaming girls of course. I feel like Ryan Gosling has already played way too many seductive roles so this would just be another notch in his belt. This is such a pivotal role that it needs to be played by someone who will do any and all things to make everything align perfectly (haha). Ryan may have the looks but does he have what it takes to make this role stick out from his other ones?
Another popular possibility is Matt Bomer. This could be a break-through role for him as well.
My vote is with Ian Somerhalder. The blondes vs. brunettes battle for the role is underway… do you think Ian has what it takes?
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