‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: Five possible replacements for Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam. Credit: Getty
Charlie Hunnam is out as Christian Grey.
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Charming. Powerful. Controlling. Fit. Who will take over the role of Christian Grey, now that “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam has quit “Fifty Shades of Grey” due to “scheduling difficulties”?

The moviemakers, including author E.L. James, have the benefit of being able to look to social media for suggestions.

The leading favorites there are:

 Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard
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The “True Blood” star has the right look, what with his sexy vampire eyes. Says Kerry Gooderson on Twitter: “Haven’t even read 50 shades but of Alexander Skarsgard was in it I might be persuaded to see it!”

Ian Somerhalder

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Another bloodsucker, this time from “The Vampire Diaries.” Says Monique Black on Twitter: “Please please please pick Ian Somerhalder to replace Charlie Hunnam in 50 Shades Of Grey movie!! ♥ #happygirlseverywhere”

Matt Bomer

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The openly gay star of “White Collar” gets a vote, too. Says Ashleigh on Twitter: “sorry but literally THE only thing that would make me remotely interested in the 50 Shades film would be Matt Bomer”

Taylor Kinney

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Lady Gaga’s boyfriend stars on “Chicago Fire.” Says Shirley Rodriguez on Twitter: “Just heard @TaylorKinney111 has been nominated to be #CHRISTAINGREY #50shades. So estatic to hear this! Perfect match”

Robert Pattinson

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“American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis claimed that “E.L. James and I were at Rob Pattinson’s house when she admitted Rob was first choice for Christian.” Now’s his chance! (Ellis, by the way, votes for porn star James Deen.)

Ryan Gosling

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Not gonna happen, ever, sorry ladies. Just teasing — we thought you liked that.

Now, more importantly: Who’s gonna replace Dakota Johnson?


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