Latest '50 Shades of Grey' Casting News -- Who's In & Who's Out

Ericka Sóuter | Jun 21, 2012 Movies

selena gomezForget Barack and Mitt. The biggest debate raging right now is all about Fifty Shades of Grey. With the big screen version in the works, we can't wait to see who will play highly sexual, controlling millionaire Christian Grey and his naive -- yet totally willing -- conquest Anastasia Steele.

A bunch of names have been thrown around in the last few weeks. But here are the most up-to-date details about who's been dinged, who's desperate to land it, and who's actually still a serious contender for the SEXIEST FILM ROLES OF ALL TIME!

  • Emma Roberts

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    After an impressive turn in Scream 4, Roberts is pumped to play Anastasia. "I haven't read it, but yeah, anything racy, hot ... sure, let's get hot," she has said.

  • Kristen Stewart

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    The Twilight star certainly has the role of love-stricken lead down pat. Anastasia's character was even created with her in mind. Stewart said she's up for the challenge. Though movie-goers may have Bella burnout.

  • Nina Dobrev

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    No art imitating life for her! Dobrev says she will pass on the role if her Vampire Diaries costar -- and real life love -- Ian Somerhalder lands the part of Christian Grey.

  • Chris Pine

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    He wouldn't mind putting more sin in his Ken doll image. “It’d be a hell of a choice for me, I think. It sounds like an interesting film,” the This Means War star told Access Hollywood of possibly landing the lead.

  • Ian Somerhalder

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    He lobbied for the role, tweeting rumored Grey script writer Bret Easton Ellis that he would love the part. After creating a frenzy (among fans and harsh critics), the Vampire Diaries hottie asked everyone to calm down. "Relax. Hating sucks. I probably won't even get to audition for the role - don't worry. Smitle:)," he tweeted.

  • Mark Wahlberg

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    "I don't think I would consider playing the part, I don't think my wife would like that," the actor told Access Hollywood. Though he is hoping for a part in the production -- one that will allow him to keep his clothes on. "We were very close to getting the rights," he explained. "I just knew that it was going to be a phenomenon, whether I thought it was good, bad, or indifferent. It was definitely going to be one of those things that would create a huge buzz."

  • Ashley Greene

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    With Twilight filming finally over, Greene is looking for a new role to sink her teeth into. She recently confessed to being "obsessed" with Fifty Shades.

  • Selena Gomez

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    The Disney star -- and Justin Bieber boo -- said no to the racy role. "I know I'm taking risks but I don't think I could do that. That would be a little too much for me," she has admitted.

  • Alexander Skarsgard

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    With True Blood's new season underway, it's easy to envision Skarsgard in the S&M. He even boasts it would be an easy transition. "Where do I sign?” he has said. “He’s got a sex chamber? My character has that ... I was born to play that part.”

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