'50 Shades of Grey' Front-Runners Emerge to Play Christian & We Can’t Stop Drooling

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ian somerhalderOMG. How much longer are we going to have to wait before a casting announcement is made for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie? Speculation about who will land the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey have been going on, well -- pretty much since the news broke that the book was going to be made into a film.

And enough is enough already. We're sick and tired of the name dropping. We're over the "will he or won't he" stuff. We want names, damnit. And we want 'em soon.

Fortunately, we may be one step closer to hearing some news, because two front-runners for Christian's role seem to have emerged.

Drum roll, please.

As of now, reports indicate that it's highly likely that either Ian Somerhalder or Henry Cavill will wind up playing Christian Grey.

Yeah, yeah, I know that neither one of them really comes as a huge surprise, because they've both been mentioned as possible Christians quite a few times in the past. But still -- it's kind of exciting to think that the field is narrowing a bit, right?

And no, it's not like they've been listed as the official final two contenders by producers or anything like that, but if whoever casts the film pays any attention to who people think will best fit the role, odds are good that one of them will probably wind up with the part.

Hmm. Both are definitely great options, but which one is a better fit for the most highly coveted role in Hollywood?

Personally, my vote goes to Ian, for purely shallow reasons. He's hawt. Like really, really, insanely gorgeous kinda hot. I'd let him tie me up. (Did I really just write that? Yes I did. And I'm not ashamed.)

Not that I have anything against Henry Cavill getting cast -- he is Superman and all, so it's easy to see why he's a popular choice -- it's just that Ian is so freakin' dreamy I can hardly stand it.

When I picture Christian Grey in my mind, I see Ian Somerhalder, and vice versa. He has to snag the role. He just has to.

If you had to choose, would you rather see Ian or Henry as Christian Grey?


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nonmember avatar Selina

Ian is OK....Henry is HELL YEAH! Henry IS Christian. No doubt about that!

nonmember avatar Lindsay

I honestly only see Matt Bomer but if I had to pick between the two of them, definitely leaning towards Henry Cavill. Not that I think Somerhalder is unattractive (quite the opposite), but I think Cavill is "prettier" (personal preference) and looks more naturally polished/chiseled. Also, the character is supposed to be in his late 20's, making Cavill the right age for the part (I think Somerhalder is 34...might even be 35). Age isn't the MOST important factor but it is a plus, IMO.

nonmember avatar Selina

P.s. the latest names for anastacia.....please not! The one Ana for me is Lucy Hale. But mila kunis is a good number 2!!!!

Shraddha Pandey

Matt out of the picture! (yayyy)

nonmember avatar Curryp

Ian look the part...and Yes I love Henry, he is hot and sexy, but Ian had the best fit character for Christian Grey...He is sexy and intimidating, and he is a bad vampire who always gets what he want. Henry too passive for this sexy role. Love Matt, he look the best fit, but Ian is my guy!

nonmember avatar Katie

No, not digging Ian at all! He simply does not look the part, and have watched him act on his show and I am so not impressed! Henry is a better choice, but still not my fifty!

nonmember avatar Amanda

How about ALEXANDER SKARSGARD!!! I know they were saying he may be too old but he just looks like a Christian Grey. He has that sexy way about him. Anyways, between these two I would def go with Ian.

nonmember avatar Ali

Ian would be perfect for the part of Gray his bad boy image on Vampires Diaries is proof of that

Jean Blevings

I want Matt! Ian if need be, but NOT Henry. He's not CG

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