Rumors have been fueled in part by the fact that Taylor and Fifty Shades author E.L. James were spotted chatting at a pre-Oscars party. A photo of the two talking has made the rounds online, sparking a fan frenzy.
Taylor would appear to be a somewhat curious casting choice, given that E.L. reportedly was hoping to distance the Fifty Shades films from the Twilight series. Taylor of course played Jacob in that film franchise.
Also, there would seem to be an age issue. Taylor is only 21, while Christian is 28.
Taylor hasn't yet had a massive hit post-Twilight hit, but he has been trying to branch out in a variety of directions. His 2011 action film Abduction was so-so at the box office, and he'll be seen this summer in Grown Ups 2 with Adam Sandler.
So we assume Taylor would love to play Christian, and he's certainly easy on the eyes — but will he even be offered the part?
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