Days after Charlie Hunnam had left the part of Christian Grey in "Fifty Shades of Grey," producers immediately jumped on to the search for the next "fresh face" to play the part. Countless names have already been mentioned on the Web, but these three stars seem to be the most favoured. Are Scott Eastwood, Jamie Dornan and Billy Magnussen the "fresh faces" producers of "Fifty Shades" are looking for?
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Producer Michael De Luca Speaks Up on Dakota Johnson: 'She's the best partner a producer could have'
Early reports claim that Matt Bomer would immediately replace Charlie Hunnam given the petition that sparked on Change.org. However, Matt won't likely even be considered for the part given his comprehensive film and TV roles. Other stars, namely Alexander Skarsgard, Robert Pattinson and Ian Somerhalder, are also unlikely to be cast given their fame status in Hollywood.
Producers are most likely to cast actors who would elicit the same reaction as Charlie Hunnam getting cast. In short, E.L. James and Universal Studios are looking for a "fresh" and "unknown" face.
"I feel like everyone has an idea of what these characters look like and sound like, so to present the world with fresh faces -- where no pre-conceived notions or baggage come with it -- is best," stated producer Michael De Luca. "It's like casting Superman or James Bond. A fresh face is appropriate," he added.
With minute's ticking off the clock, the producers are in no way pressured to find Dakota Johnson's Christian Grey. Fans won't have to worry about the "tangible chemistry" between the lead stars because, according to De Luca, Dakota can pull it off - even with inanimate objects.
"I happen to think Dakota could have chemistry with a mailbox," said De Luca. "But we're going to help her out and hook her up with the right person," the producer added.
Production is said to begin by the third of November. Hopefully, one of these three fresh stars named suitable for the role would be picked for Christian Grey. To date, these three hopefuls are Scott Eastwood, Clint Eastwood's 27-year-old son; Billy Magnussen, a Broadway actor; and Jamie Dornan, a British actor from "The Falls."
Chances are an official announcement as to who nabs the part of Christian Grey might be made anytime this week.
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