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‘50 Shades Of Grey’ Has New Writers; Alexander Skarsgard Leads Shortlist Of Candidates For Christian Grey Role

By Staff Writer | October 15, 2013 04:26 AM EDT

 

After Charlie Hunnam officially gave up the role, Universal has hired new writers to revise the script. They also released a shortlist of possible replacements for the role of Christian Grey.

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The shortlist for the role of Christian Grey includes: Alexander Skarsgård of True Blood who is no stranger to sexy roles.  Other names mentioned were  Jamie Dornan (The Fall), Theo James (Divergent), and Christian Cooke (Romeo & Juliet). All fit squarely in the 'young up-and-comer' category, so it will be interesting to see which way the studio ends up leaning. Especially since the chosen actor will not only be thrust into the spotlight (one of the rumored reasons for Hunnam's hesitance), but will inevitably find themselves at the center of a sexual controversy.

However, since Hunnam was not a popular choice and his departure gave fans the signal that their voice may be heard, the popular choices before will continue to pop up. Author E.L. James did thank the fans for their passion for the project, and voiced appreciation for opinions, good or bad. Yet, it is not known whether the studio is really listening and that the fans have a glimmer of hope, or if the outcome will be decided by the producers alone. The likes of Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer (White Collar) and Ian Somehalder (The Vampire Diaries) will make the rounds again.

Meanwhile, on an aspect of the film which the production does control, "the studio has brought on screenwriter Patrick Marber (Closer,Notes on a Scandal) to 'polish' the existing screenplay written by Kelly Marcel, based on E.L. James' novel. Before skeptics start spreading rumors, it seems that the move to bring on Marber was made the day before Hunnam left the film, so the two events are apparently unrelated(from The Hollywood Reporter)"

 

 

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