Which actor can possibly live up to the mental image readers have of Christian Trevelyan Grey, the billionaire bondage aficionado in "Fifty Shades of Grey," the hugely successful erotic novel that is soon to become a movie?
In the book by British author E.L. James, Grey is described as "not merely good looking — he is the epitome of male beauty, breathtaking." There are probably male models who could come close to that standard, but what about men who can actually act? Is there anyone gorgeous enough?
Hunnam dropped out of the project last month citing "family stuff" as a reason. Besides that "stuff," maybe the actor decided he did not need the grief of trying to live up to impossible expectations.
Now every time the movie’s producer,
With production in limbo and a release date pegged for next August, he needs to find that fresh face fast — a guy eager for a role that could make his career or humiliate him for life. Who will that brave — and breathtaking — man be?