Fifty Shades of Grey Casting: Alex Pettyfer as Christian — Yes or No?
Someday an official cast list will be announced for the Fifty Shades of Greyfilms and we'll be able to stop speculating. But that day is not today.
Fans may consider Ian Somerhalder, Henry Cavill, and Matt Bomer as the leading contenders to play Christian Grey, but we have no idea where the actual casting directors are leaning.
EnStarz is making a case for another actor to play Christian: Magic Mike's Alex Pettyfer. As they write, "While online websites such as Gather and International Business Times have favored the 22-year-old as a potential suitor for the role of the S&M-crazed billionaire's elder brother Elliot, he may very well have the looks and acting chops to pull off the lead as Grey."
Alex is a tad young for the 27-year-old Christian role, but it wouldn't be hard for him to play older, or change his appearance slightly. He does seem to have quite a bad boy reputation, which could work well in the role.
What do you think? Willing to consider Alex, or is your Christian list already set and just waiting for some official casting news? Will you be upset if your #1 choice is not cast or are you keeping an open mind?