Fifty Shades of Grey producer Michael De Luca said a newcomer will be perfect to play Christian Grey, in the film version of EL James's best-selling erotic novel.
"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," he told to Los Angeles Times, "It's like casting Superman or James Bond. A fresh face is appropriate."
Meanwhile, Irish actor/model Jamie Dornan has been confirmed to play Grey, opposite Dakota Johnson, daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.
Previously, it was reported that the 31-year-old had a successful test read with the casting directors.
"I happen to think Dakota could have chemistry with a mailbox," De Luca said, "But we're going to help her out and hook her up with the right person."
Fifty Shades of Grey film will release in the United States on 1 July next year. British visual artist and film-maker Sam Taylor-Johnson will be directing a script written by Kelly Marcel.
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