On Friday US Weekly published some casting news.
First, Garret Hedlund turned down the role of Christian Grey. He only wanted to commit to one film and the studio wanted 3. Yea, because they were going to make a movie that is a potential trilogy where the actor was only willing to commit to one film. While this news may be accurate, something doesn’t seem right about it, there is definitely more to this story, if there is even any truth to it.
The bigger news is that Ian Somerhalder is not in the running for Christian.
Unfortunately, that opportunity may not be his for the taking. A source tells Us, “E.L. was at a Comic-Con party July 20 telling people the part won’t go to Ian.”
I don’t buy this for one minute. Ok, it’s possible he’s not being considered. BUT, I do not believe that E L James was anywhere saying anything about casting to anyone. Of course with the exception of Team50 in a private place.