Charlie Hunnam

It has recently been announced that Charlie Hunnam (above) has dropped out of playing sexy billionaire, Christian Grey, in the upcoming, and highly anticipated, big-screen version of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Universal Pictures stated the move was due to the actor’s busy TV work schedule, but others are claiming it’s down to the internet backlash the role allocation has received. Either way, with filming supposed to begin in just a few weeks time and the release date of the film reportedly 1st August next year, a replacement is very much needed.

I’ve had the absolutely painstaking job of compiling this list of potential substitutes.

 

10. Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder

Possibly the biggest contender to fill Hunnam’s shoes; the smoldering ‘Vampire Dairies’ star expressed his interest in the role way back in April, even saying it would be a “phenomenal opportunity.” With the dark hair and THAT stare, hes’s certainly got the looks, and as one of the only actors to openly show any keenness for the role, surely it’s a no-brainer?

Well, if EL James disagrees there are plenty more hot men to choose from…

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This article was first posted on October 14, 2013