With the news that Charlie Hunnam is out of the big screen adaptation of EL James’ bonkfest Fifty Shades of Grey, speculation is rife as to which hunk will replace him as Christian Grey. And in amongst fan favourite Matt Bomer and eye candy Ian Somerhalder, a new frontrunner has emerged – Chris Evans.
Captain America himself could be turning his hand to the role of Anastasia Steele’s bedroom mentor judging by the latest bookies’ odds.
A statement confirming Charlie’s shock exit from the show was released over the weekend which explains that the actor’s hectic schedule meant he couldn’t commit to the adaptation of James’ raunchy novel. The statement by Universal Pictures and Focus Features reads: “The filmmakers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey.”
With Charlie out, Matt Bomer still remains the favourite but William Hill have placed Avengers star Evans as another frontrunner with Vampire Diaries hotty Ian Somerhalder also nipping at Bomer’s heels. Read full article.