Momentum is building behind the casting of Henry Cavill as Christian in 'Fifty Shades of Grey', with fans of the movie using his topping of a star of 2013 poll to try to campaign for his casting as the sexually dominant billionaire.
The British star is already set to don spandex this year on screen as Superman in 'Man of Steel', and the actor has now been named by Fandango.com in a fan poll as their 'Breakout Star of 2013'.
Speculation has also been sparked by a Dunhill perfume ad in which Cavill certainly looks the part as a Christian like character, and by the man himself who when asked about playing the S&M plutocrat told Details magazine: "Whether that happens, that decision will be made at the time it has to be made. It would be a very different kind of thing than Man of Steel."
Fans are now promoting him as the guy to play Christian, and his odds are shortening having closed to 5/1 ahead of long term favourite Ian Somerhalder but behing Alex Pettyfer at 2/1 and Ryan Gosling at 4/1. Given that Gosling's beginning to take on directorial duties, Cavill may have an impressive shot at nabbing the part.
The star may have to battle it out with Aussie hunk Chris Hemsworth for the role though, as after raunching up his act in new movie 'Rush', rumours are rife that he could be a contender.
Fans of the actor and books seem to agree, with a number declaring their approval on Twitter, @Kaylarichoux wrote: "second time I'm read the fifty shades trilogy and I'm picturing Henry cavill as Christian. Life is perfect."
While user @JennaCimino wrote: "Henry Cavill and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) are perfect for the parts of Anastasia and Christian in the 50 Shades of Grey movie," with @DLEONORPARRA writing: "There shouldn't be a competition at all. Henry Cavill is beyond perfect for the roll!"
Fans have also mocked up posters featuring The Tudors star as Christian.
However when we contacted Henry's reps last month, they poured cold water on the idea that the star will be discovering a new passion for whips and hand-cuffs, with Creative Artists Agency stating that there were no truth to any rumours linking him with the role.
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