grey tieGrrrrrr! Just when we thought Ian Somerhalder playing Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie was one step closer to being a done deal -- yet another name has surfaced as a possibility to kick him out of the role once and for all.

And no -- this time the man in question isn't some hunky A-list actor, it's someone 99 percent of you have probably never heard of before.

Apparently there's speculation that Christian Grey's role might go to Devin Paisley, a 27-year-old South African model.

And I know what you're thinking: "Where the heck did Devin Paisley come from?"

Well, to be honest, I'm not exactly sure. Based on past statements from Fifty Shades writer E.L. James about putting an unknown actor in the role -- Devin's name suddenly got thrown into the ring as a viable option.

And while he's definitely easy on the eyes and physically fits the part of Christian, I'd say the odds of him actually being cast are less than slim to none.

Because at this point, with all the hype surrounding the Fifty Shades flick, producers HAVE to realize that they're going to seriously disappoint tons of fans if the role doesn't go to Ian Somerhalder.

When news that the books were being made into a movie first broke, I was convinced the best way to go was with unknown choices for both Christian and Anastasia Steele's roles. And the only reason I thought unknowns were the best choice was because I knew the books were based on Twilight, and Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were both virtually unknown before they were cast into the roles of Edward and Bella.

But now that there's been so much buzz and anticipation surrounding casting the Fifty Shades movie, I almost think fans will be upset and disappointed if some random dude winds up playing Christian. And if a random guy gets cast over Ian Somerhalder (or any of the other top choices, for that matter), I'm just not sure people are going to be as excited about the film. (Why take any chances when it comes to pleasing your fan base?)

Do you think an unknown should play Christian Grey? What do you think of Devin Paisley as Christian?

 

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