The Fifty Shades of Grey film hasn't even started shooting yet but that hasn't stopped the casting rumours from rolling on for months. With everyone from Ian Somerhalder to Henry Cavill linked to the role of kinky Christian Grey we decided to count down the current frontrunners.
EL James' leading man requires an actor with smouldering looks and a domineering attitude which has led to a host of hunks being put forward for the coveted part.
One name linked to the role is US fitness expert and TV star Jesse Pavelka. The health freak is well known for his buff bod, which is surely a plus for the role and he'll certainly have the stamina required for all those sex scenes.
A more well known name that's been popping up is the gorgeous Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder, but don't get too excited as the fan favourite is already out of the running! EL James has revealed that she doesn't see Ian playing the dominant Christian and the actor seems to agree, ruling himself out in a recent interview.
Is Ian Somerhalder Christian Grey? (WENN)
Onto another big star of 2013 and it's Man of Steel himself Henry Cavill. Could the man with the killer physique swap Superman for Christian?
Well perhaps not as the British actor recently commented that "sex is so readily available to us in every form of media now, so it's no longer that exciting on screen.” Ouch.
Matt Bomer meanwhile has long been a fan favourite with a host of mock trailers starring the hunk appearing online. And since starring in Magic Mike, fans are more than acquainted with his torso!
So there we have it, the frontrunners (and the no no's) for the role of Christian. Is your favourite in there? We can't wait to finally find out who lands the part!
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