The Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation is already causing a bit of a fuss and the screenplay of the saucy story hasn't even been written.
But there is only one question on everyone's lips... who will play Christian Grey? We take a look at some of the possible runners and riders.
- Ian Somerhalder
The Vampire Diaries actor has been linked to the central role of Christian for some time and last week he was believed to be one of the favourites of the scriptwriter Bret Easton Ellis.
And Somerhalder himself said that he would be interested in taking on the role - even going on to suggest that Angelina Jolie should possibly play Anastacia Steele.
On the down side he is perhaps not the most imposing figure for this rather dangerous role
- Alexander Skarsgard
It seems that Alexander Skarsgard is incredibly interested in playing the rather racy role as he said 'where do I sign' when acted about the part by Access Hollywood.
Not to mention the Swedish hunk is more than comfortable with the stripping side of the role after four seasons of True Blood.
Skarsgard believes that he is born to play this role and it would be the biggest part of his career if he was to do so.
- Christian Bale
The Batman actor is believed to be the favourite of many of the fans as Bale as a dark and brooding side that would be totally perfect for the role.
Bale is the most high profile of the names that have been banded around and with an Oscar already under his belt this would be a major coup for the studio if he was to agree to take on the role.
Bale is a great actor and he would have no trouble showing the somewhat obsessive nature of the character - this has the potential to be a great performance.
- Ryan Gosling
The very lovely Ryan Gosling is another high profile name that is being banded about and, much like casting Bale, this would be a huge boost for the movie.
Gosling showed a somewhat darker acting side last year with Drive and he could take that one step further with the role of Christian Grey.
Gosling is a hugely talented actor who is more than capable of mixing suave and sophistication with obsessive dark and dangerous.
- Zac Efron
Zac Efron is another actor who is also believed to be in the frame as he looks to shake off the squeaky clean image that comes with starring in the likes of High School Musical.
But in his career so far Frond has not shown any hint that he would be able to take on such a dark role and do it justice - sorry all Frond fans.
Then there is the subject of age, I don't know about you but he does strike me as a tad young for this part.
- Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill is set to see his star rocket next year when he takes on the role of Superman and he is another actor who has been mentioned in the early stages of this movie.
Now let's face it he didn't exactly nose dive off the ugly tree and the role of Christian Grey could be perfect as he tries to move away from the role of Clark Kent.
Also at twenty nine Cavill is the perfect age for the role as he is only two years older than Grey in the novel.
Chris Pine was also being considered but he publicly turned down the role of Jay Leno earlier this week so he is out of the running.
Then the likes of Matt Boomer, Colin Glassful and Eric Winter are also being talked about and perhaps a lesser known star is what such a highly anticipated movie like this needs.
Fifty Shades of Grey is expected to hit the big screen next year but it looks like we are going to have to wait a little while longer to find out the casting details.
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