Ryan Gosling Set to Play Christian Grey, Says Husband of '50 Shades of Grey' Author

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ryan goslingJust when you thought it might be safe to sit back and relax, assuming Universal would hire a writer and a director for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie before casting their leading man! Now, an undeniably juicy rumor is swirling and hard to ignore, given its source. Speaking to Now magazine, E.L. James' hubby, Niall Leonard, said "last he heard" Ryan Gosling is set to play Christian GreySay whaaaa?!!

Granted, there could have been some kind of miscommunication or confusion in the way the question was asked or answered. Leonard may have even been messing with the media. So, let's not bust out the bubbly just yet. But if anyone would know what the inside scoop is with casting (besides the author and the studio), it would be the author's husband. So this little sound byte may be foreshadowing insanely exciting news.

After all, Gosling is pretty much everyone's (save the die-hard Ian Somerhalder fans) long-shot, fantasy pick for the role. I really can't see any fan or woman on this planet griping about him being cast as Christian. Oh, and he's SO cool that even straight guys -- who have been rolling their eyes at the Fifty Shades fervor --  secretly (or not so secretly) want to be Ryan Gosling. Universal knows that and I'm sure they realize casting the former Mousekateer as Christian could make for even greater mass appeal.

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Moreover, if Universal wants to save the film from being seen as schlocky softcore porn, getting Gosling to play Christian a surefire fix. The A-list actor would bring automatic cred to the flick. Geeze, depending on how primo the script and directing ended up being, it could make its way to the awards circuit!

Okay, maybe that's putting the cart before the horse. But there's no doubt about it -- Gosling as Grey would be a major coup. Guess we'll just have to wait and see if Universal really did pull it off!

Do you believe that Ryan Gosling's got the role in the bag?


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Megan Mazzie Clevenger

NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT HIM!!! Sorry he would not fit the character!! I think it should be jessie or ian!! Not Ryan!! I do not see him when i read the book!

Alicia Wehrer

Best news ever!! If any of u have seen his movie Crazy Stupid Love.. His Character in the movie i swear is christian grey!!! I am Happy with this!!! I was hoping he would get the part!!!

Carole Ann Evans

I think he just needs his hair a little darker. The casting crew obviously will screen test actors and pick the one who 'smoulders' on screen ...they know what they're doing. But, I would have preferred Henry Cavill. It might be a red herring - seeing as E L James has dismissed this as 'gossip' on Twitter. She had Henry Cavill in mind when she wrote the books x

Rosa Glaenzer

I do not picture him as Christian . I would prefer Ian

Kay7684 Kay7684

Hm no, for me no. Might be good though.

Eurgh no not Channing Tatum. His face doesnt fit my imagination.


Latresa Highsmith-Mason

Ian Somerhalder would make an awesome Christen Grey ...hey is so sexy and mysterious like he has a secret


Joy Bettis

Absolutely! He was my pick from the start. Too bad he can't do it with a goatee!


Jen Connelly- Cooper

i really hope its ryan!! hes perfect for the part!!!

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NOOOOO!!! He is so not sexy enough! Not good looking enough! He does not ooze sex appeal. I don't think I could watch him in this role. If this is true, they've already ruined it for me.

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