The "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie casting race is getting pretty crowded now that Charlie Hunnam has thrown in the gray tie. According to an Oct. 14 report by The Hollywood Reporter, "Once Upon a Time" actor Jamie Dornan is the running for the Christian Grey role. However, a TODAY report from the same day states that Scott Eastwood is leading a fan poll.
Jamie Dornan is the star of the British TV series "The Fall," but he might be best known in the States for starring as the huntsman on the ABC series "Once Upon a Time." He wouldn't be the first huntsman to win over "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans—Chris Hemsworth has appeared on many lists of fan favorites. However, the "Snow White and the Huntsman" actor probably isn't interested in playing Christian Grey since he's already a part of multiple major movie franchises.
THR states that "True Blood" actor Alexander Skarsgard has made the list of possible Christian Grey replacements, which isn't shocking since he once said that he was "born to play" Grey after all his experience with sexy scenes on "True Blood." However, the 37-year-old might be too old for the role. "Divergent" actor Theo James has also landed on Universal's list, along with "Romeo and Juliet" star Christian Cooke. This British star does have a moniker that's tailor-made for the part. Interestingly, fan favorites Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder didn't make the list, so perhaps this means that there's no way that either guy will be going Grey.
However, if the producers of the movie really want to please fans, perhaps they should add a few more names to their list of options. Scott Eastwood took the lead in a TODAY Facebook poll, with James Scott from "Days of Our Lives" coming in second. Scott would definitely be a good guy for film execs to take a long, hard look at. He recently whipped the internet into a frenzy by posing for a sexy shirtless photo spread, and he's the right age for the role. Charlie Hunnam allegedly backed out of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie because he couldn't handle all of the attention he was getting, but perhaps Scott could get a few helpful tips on how to handle fame from his famous father, director Clint Eastwood. Dakota Johnson, the actress cast as Anastasia Steele, also comes from a famous family, so perhaps she and Scott would bond over their similar backgrounds.
So would you like to see Jamie Dornan, Alexander Skarsgard, Theo James, Christian Cooke, James Scott, or Scott Eastwood cast as Christian Grey? And are you surprised that Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder aren't on the list of actors that studio execs are looking at?