Now that Charlie Hunnam has left “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Hollywood is buzzing about who should take over the S&M-loving billionaire role of Christian Grey.
AccessHollywood.com runs down some of the top contenders to star opposite Dakota Johnson in the role that Charlie says he was forced to vacate due to his busy TV schedule.
Matt Bomer: The “White Collar”/“Magic Mike” star appears to be the fan favorite for the role. Over 87,000 fans have flocked to an online petition asking that he get the role. The actor might not be shy about stripping down for a role (as evident in the Channing Tatum male stripper movie), but is he interested in playing Christian?
Michael Fassbender: After baring all in 2011’s “Shame,” there’s no doubt that he’s equipped to take on the challenging and sexually charged role. But with over seven other projects in the works, his schedule might be busier than Charlie’s!
Henry Cavill: Maybe the biggest longshot on the list, but who wouldn’t love to see “The Man of Steel” star trade in his cape for a whip! Henry proved he’s not afraid to bare some skin during his time on Showtime’s “The Tudors.”
Scott Eastwood: The good-looking son of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood would be a fresh take on the coveted role and with credit’s including the upcoming “Fury,” with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf, it might be Scott’s time to breakout.
Ryan Gosling: It might cost a pretty penny to get Ryan Gosling onboard, he reportedly turned down the role earlier this year (per THR), but the hunky big screen star would sure turn Charlie’s exit into a positive.
-- Jesse Spero