"Fifty Shades of Grey" fans waited on pins and needles for over a year to get the first Christian Grey casting announcement and now that Charlie Hunnam dropped out they are refusing to wait much longer. The "greysessed" are expecting their new Mr. Grey soon and even seem willing to let go of their favorites, Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder. According to USA Today on Oct 17, the favorites are not even on the casting short list. The men being considered are names that never made much of an impact in the fandom. Fifty Shades Film posted that the studio is thinking outside the box and may give a newcomer a chance, noting "Whoever takes on the role of Christian Grey will be a HUGE movie star."
Jamie Dornan, 31, has the rugged and sexy look that many fans think Christian Grey should have. The dark haired, blue-eyed actor has women in a frenzy picturing him as the dominant billionaire. One fan site exclaimed, "Jamie Dornan IS HOTTER THAN HELL & FINE ACTOR....For ONCE I hope the rumours are RIGHT!" Dornan is being considered by many, the true front runner for the role right now. Best known for his character, Sheriff Graham, on "Once Upon a Time," the UK-born actor is a relatively fresh face in Hollywood.
Luke Bracey, 24, is one of the youngest actors being considered for the role of Christian Grey. The Australian actor is currently making his mark on Hollywood with "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" under his belt and four films in post production. Bracey is a fair haired Christian Grey contender, sporting the all-American boy look.
Christian Cooke, 26, is yet another import from the UK and a seasoned but unknown actor as well. The "Romeo and Juliet" star has 24 acting credits to his name and has been in the business 14 years. Cooke's dark hair, light eyes look is popular among "Fifty Shades" fans who opted for stars such as Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer, who had similar features.
No official news has been reported regarding the casting process for "Fifty Shades of Grey" but E! Online has reported on Oct 17, "A source also tells me that screen tests are taking place tomorrow."