Who Should Be The New Christian Grey Between David Gandy, Ian Somerhalder, Henry Cavill, and Matt Bomer?
Who do you think should be the new Christian Grey since Charlie Hunnam backed out of the role. Between Henry Cavill, David Gandy, Matt Bomer, and Ian Somerhalder who would make the best Christian Grey?
A friend of mine interns at Universal and told me E.L. James has contacted Matt Bomer and David Gandy's people. Ian Somerhalder was a definite "No" for her for some odd reason.
Bomer would be ill-advised to accept the role. R12 is correct that it's likely to be the kiss of death for its leading actor - the story is crap, interest in the books has fallen off, and many of the fans won't want to share their fantasy with a theater full of yahoos.
But if Bomer takes the role, they'll blame the failure on his being out.
James Scott for this role.
Gandy is a joke.
Ian Somerhalder is too WB 50
Mat Bomer is too much of a "celebrity" though the idea of him going hot and heavy with a chick kinda turns me on. There better be some gratuitous shots of him sucking on her tits.
Bet they offer it to Liam Hemsworth Is that the right brother? The older one from RUSH and THOR?
Liam Hemsworth is the younger brother who was engaged to Miley Cyrus. Chris Hemsworth played Thor and is in Rush.
Face it fellas....Bomer is NEVER going to be Christian Whatever the fuck his name is...he has no gravity,no authority,no danger and WAY too much baggage going in as a domesticated gay man with an older, Alpha daddy boyfriend and kids.
Besides,while very handsome he's far to sanitary, benign looking and vaguely submissive and asexual to ever be a serious contender for the role. Not that it's anything BUT a shitty,silly role.
Chris Hemsworth has the Marvel franchise movies, he doesn't need the work badly enough to do this piece of crap.
Why is everyone so obsessed with this warmed over,tired ass, played out book and it's soft-core, cliche characters that belong on Playboy TV.
Isn't the character supposed to be in his twenties? Most of the actors mentioned have been too old.
They should give this to an unknown since any established actor's career will only be damaged by it.
This movie would only work if Adrian Lyne directed it 80's style.
If not Matt Bomer or Henry Cavill, then why not David Gandy?
Well I am glad Charlie Hunnan backed out. I mean I know I am not the only one annoyed all of these British actors are taking American roles.
R41. "This movie would only work if Adrian Lyne directed it 80's style."
I agree...except it would have had to been made IN in the 80s.
The genre is just too trite now.
Gandy definitely has the brutally handsome "look" down and a project THIS cheesy doesn't really need a thespian so I say why not?
And we know he's not afraid to show off his well-proportioned cock.
Let's make this happen!
David Gandy or Matt Bomer. Henry Cavill would be a fool to do this.
Cavill would be doing this if he didn't get Superman, but now, he doesn't have to do it.
Like Joe... schedule.
Mr Gandy would look convincing -and HOT - with a riding crop in hand...
Mark Ruffalo or Live Schreiber should be the new Christian Grey. Seriously. Or Paul Bettany. I think they'd do something wonderful with the roles and elevate the entire experience. Oh, and if Live gets the role I'd insist on full frontal nudity.
Goddammit. Bomer would apparently [italic]rather[/italic] chew on rusty nails:
[quote]Yesterday a source close to Bomer confirmed to Yahoo Movies that the blue-eyed thesp has absolutely no interest in the role. As in, none. As in, it's not happening."
Somerhalder can't act. He mugs.
See? We tried to give you 'mos a chance to be taken seriously as actors by offering you a hetero role and you spit in our faces!
Bomer is an idiot if he turns this down!
Ha, as long as we're throwing around the names of out gay men, how about Adam Lambert? He's got Christian's gorgeous blue eyes. Plus, he's sexy, young and toppy......and he doesn't have an acting rep to ruin. Would have to work on keeping his voice in the lower register though. LOL.
I read 50 Shades for a book group and could barely get through it. It SUCKED. It was like reading a teen girl's diary. But, I CAN say that if you want to be true to the character (caricature, actually) of the gorgeous, filthy rich, uber-confident, sexy Christian Grey, then Gandy is not your man. Christian is so handsome, people are stunned when they gaze upon his visage. Women swoon and men are intimidated. His looks are so striking that people practically start speaking in tongues when they interact with him (I know, puke).
Anyway, yes, Christian is sexy, but his face is more super-model stunning than Gandy, who is too rugged for the role. I see someone with a Bomer-like face, but a bulkier body. Bomer doesn't have enough swagger. If you took the best of Gandy and Bomer together----THAT would be the perfect Christian Grey.
C'mon R57, he has swagger. Have you actually watched White Collar?
Matt is the perfect description of CG from what I've heard from fan girls of that book. Otherwise Cavill would be a favourite since he's the bulkier version of Matt.
Yeah, Cavill would work. Has he turned it down?
Are you insane? Cavill is no Olivier, but he wouldn't do this shit when he's already got a busy schedule.
He'd only be doing it if they paid him enough.
Drew Van Acker (PLL, Devious Maids), Rob Wilson (AMC, Price is Right), Travis Van Winkle (Hart of Dixie, Friday the 13th).
No one who is lead in a TV show or has a superhero franchise will do this.
Ian Somerhalder plays best as villans. I agree a guy with the lopks of Matt Bomer mixed with David Gandy and bulk of Henry Cavill should play Christian Grey.
"Stop trying to make David Gandy happen! It's not going to happen!"
r61 Rob Wilson is pretty, no doubt about that. But he's only 23 and has a hard time being convincing as a powerful internet mogul on AMC. He also has an extremely had time being convincing as heterosexual.
Some random article mentioned Justin Timberlake... ARE THEY FUCKING HIGH?
Why not Liam Hemsworth? Blue eyes, dark and brooding, born 1990, masculine, sort of famous for being a heartthrob, but hasn't made it big yet.
According to Lainey Gossip, the front runner is now Jamie Dornan.
Among, not between.
Between only refers to a choice BETWEEN two options.
Any more, it's among.
Actually, Adam Lambert could be excellent in the role. He has so many
"looks", he has modeled for a number of high-end fashion magazines in the UK...that I can't help thinking he could fit the role of Christian.
Here in a pap photo of him attending a party last week, he reminds me
of JFK Jr. (certainly one of the better looking men of our time).
As far as voice, don't forget the guy has a multi-octave range. He can do "lower register".
Straight men play "gay". Why, for God's sake, can't an uncloseted gay man play "straight"? I actually think that a gay man playing the role would
make the plot more interesting.
Any gay man who took the role would probably feel obligated to talk about the women he's fucked in the past.
R72, I don't get what you are saying, except to think you are a self-hating mo.
R71, Adam has a beautiful face and he's a fashion plate who looks great in clothes. But he's not buff enough to carry off the nudity that will certainly be required, even if he was willing to "go there."
That's why this role is so hard to cast. Christian Grey is a perfect physical specimen. Beautiful face AND amazing body.
Actually, a blue eyed JFK Jr. would be right on the mark.
Adam Lambert.... I would rent that movie.
I would lose ALL and I mean ALL interest if Adam Lambert got the role. Christian Grey is straight man that is gorgeous and Adam Lambert is a more attractive Clay Aiken queen. No thanks I will pass, never have and never will feature Adam Lambert.
poor r77 seems a little slow.
David Gandy is the hottest man on earth and I'm a Lesbian.
Straight or gay doesn't matter when it comes to sexy. Lambert has twice won the "sexiest man in music" Billboard poll (with Brittany winning sexiest woman).
Ew David Gandy looks too OLD
r71 [quote]Why, for God's sake, can't an uncloseted gay man play "straight"?
It's not possible for a gay guy to play a straight man convincingly. It's just the way it is. Deal with it.
R82, then I really wish gay men on DL would stop expecting gay actors to come out of the closet. If being "open" means you are limited in the roles you can play, then clinging to the closet is completely understandable.
Is there anyone as sexless as Matt Bomer?
R84, I doubt that Bomer is "sexless". Maybe he just is not a good actor,
or maybe he just hasn't had a role that calls for total sexiness.
R85, he's drop-dead gorgeous but he has ZERO sex appeal. If you can't see that, you're utterly blind.
The gays should not be paying attention to this movie. It is a frau topic.
[quote]If not Matt Bomer or Henry Cavill, then why not David Gandy?
Uh, because he looks like he's in his fucking 40s?
Bomer comes across as sexless because he has Asperger's Syndrome. Like the fellow Aspergic beauties January Jones or Daryl Hannah, he combines ferocious beauty with an otherworldly, childlike quality.
He would make a very good Replicant.
Ian Somerhalder isn't aging well. He would NOT be a good choice for this.
Tilda Swinton in drag.
Gandy is way hot. Boomer is cute, but dull.
A British black guy.
DANNY PINO should play "Christian Grey" and, in the process unveil his spicy uncut Cuban pinga to his eager fans.
I am going to assume everyone in this thread who gives a shit about this movie is a thread because there is no valid reason that gays should be participating in a thread about this nonsense.
R95 = worse writer than EL James!
I beg to differ with David Gandy being too old for the role.
For fuck's sake, James Scott IS Christian Grey.
R99 Nope! His eyes are weak and he's too old!
Icy blue eyes all the guys mentioned (Henry Cavil, Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer, David Gandy) have icy blue eyes.
Gandy is still way hot!
R83, r82 is an idiot. He doesn't speak for all of us.
Why not Jonathan Rhys Meyers?
Theo James is now committed to Divergent.
Billy Magnusson is now a strong candidate. I thought not being able to be convincingly straight was a problem?
Drew Van Acker declined screen testing because he'd rather be in two cable (non-prestige) dramas than do this.
Jamie Dornan has said no, but is being pressured because the studio thinks it's their last chance at anyone remotely credible.
No names from Australia are being brought in. Truly, they are desperate.
Where are you getting your info R104?
R105, mostly assistants at managers/agencies
According to Wikipedia, the character is supposed to be 26 or 27 so why are names of much older actors being bandied about?
How is "no names from Australia" relevant?
Are people in Hollywood really that deluded about Aussies?
Mostly because actors can play a little younger/older, and the older you are the more credibility you can have in your body of work. Also, EL James is a terrible writer, and wrote the character more like someone late 20s/early 30s.
R108, I think as a general matter, casting directors believe familiarity breeds contempt. When Americans hear someone from Days of Our Lives has been cast, it raises hackles. When it's Home and Away (which they don't know) it has no negative impact.
Risk aversion is key in Hollywood.
Just googled Billy Mugnusson. He has gay face the movie would bomb if he is selected i wouldn't go see that. Of the lesser I guess Jamie Dornan. I would go on tumblr and watch the mini clip sex scenes and gifs, but would not be interested in seeing the movie.
Why can't David Gandy just get some botox to smooth out the roughness and rugged lines a bit? Pluck those eyebrows a little, give him a sophisticated haircut, put him in a $1000 suit. Hmmmm. I think he might be our man. He comes closest anyway.
Gandy is a little old at 33 y/o, but R109 is correct. The author sucks and she wrote a character at 27 y/o who is far to sophisticated, worldly and accomplished to be anywhere near believable. So I think casting someone who looks older is fine.
I know why James made Christian so young. She had to because the character of Bella is supposed to be an innocent virgin. She already made Bella way too old at 21 y/o to have never even kissed a guy or had an orgasm (so fucking ridiculous), but then she couldn't make the male character too much older or it would be creepy (well....even more creepy than it already is).
I love Matt Bomer and I think this project could sink a career. So let Ian Somerhalder do it.
How about Jake Silbermann? He's straight and so hung that he can do full frontal.
Although Billy Magnussen is straight too - not sure why anyone's saying he has gayface?
Gandy looks 43, not 33.
and the Razzie goes to:
whoever is dofus enough to sign for this role.
They're now saying Clint Eastwood's son is a contender.
R118 that is totally PR by Clint Eastwoods people sent to blogs. I bet the Christian Grey chosen will be a barely recognized UK actor. Someone who does not have any obligation to another project. Clint Eastwoods son would ruin all credibility to Fifty Shades of Grey.
r119 Wait...you actually believe Fifty Shades of Grey has credibility NOW?
Off topic, but is anyone else having trouble with this site? Only the old threads in my Thread Watcher are showing up. Nothing new. Although, I can post in those threads. The postst are not rejected. Am I being punished for posting in the DL killed my thread thread? It is sort of weirding me out. Any help, feedback, will be appreciated.
I'm noticing the same thing 122. It's got my caftans in a bunch!
If Scott Eastwood gets the role this movie will bomb at the box office.
This project wouldn't have credibility if the ghost of Olivier played Christian Grey.
If they aren't able to pressure Dornan into taking the role, there are studio forces that will want some kind of "name" in the role, that's why Eastwood is in play.
As bad as Eastwood is, he can't be worse than Christian Cooke who was outacted by Steven Strait.
James Scott would be perfect for the role.
Got looks and acting ability. Can play cruel and sadistic as well as romantic.
He's practically playing Christian Grey already on Days.
Matt Bomer is kinda sexy/hot. He can pull it off.
Matt Bomer would be the best in the role, but he is too good for it.
Actually everybody already mentioned in this thread is too good for it.
Actually I'm not sure if someone not too good for that role even exists.
If the latest rumor that Paul Telfer auditioned is true, then you are absolutely right, R130. Pretty to look at but I cannot think of a single worse actor, including daytime TV.
Bomer has already stated he won't do this shit movie.
I have already lost interest in this move. Please let me know when it releases and the gif's and sex scenes hit the nets. I will look at those, but I no longer am interested in seeing this movie on the silver screen. The casting directors and everyone involved in selecting Christian Grey have ruined this.
They cast Jamie Dornan. It seems that casting saga is over.
I think that movie is doomed anyway.