Fifty Shades Of Indecision

OK, we admit that the fans petitioning for Matt Bomer to play Christian Grey know their stuff ... the White Collar actor would be pretty perfect for the part. But since he hasn't committed and Charlie Hunnam has backed out, we need a contingency plan. Could an emerging talent be the answer?
Actor Matt Dallas
Matt Dallas
Matt Dallas has come a long way since his days of playing the title teenage character in the ABC Family show Kyle XY. At 6 feet tall and muscular, this Arizona native matches the physical description of Christian Grey.
Actor Bryan Fisher
Bryan Fisher
He's tall, dark and handsome — and he's already tapped into the struggle between civility and animalistic urges as the title character in the straight-to-video horror movie Jekyll + Hyde. Plus, well, just look at him.
Actor Matt Long
Matt Long
This Kentucky boy has been in a few big movies and a string of TV shows — he's now starring in the new series Lucky 7 — but he won us over as the sharp but kind surgeon wooing Amelia Shepherd in Private Practice.
Actor Matt Lanter
Matt Lanter
After impressive runs on TV series like Heroes and 90210, we would have expected middle-American cutie Matt Lanter to land more roles. Perhaps portraying Christian Grey could really put him on the map!
Actor Grey Damon
Grey Damon
C'mon... his name is Grey! That's kismet, right? Besides, if that isn't "unruly dark copper-colored hair" and "intense, bright gray eyes," we don't know what is. Another 90210 alum, this TV actor is poised for a breakout.
Actor Brant Daugherty
Brant Daugherty
In Pretty Little Liars, Brant Daugherty plays Noel Kahn — a rich boy with a dark side and a penchant for dangerous alliances. Sound familiar? Until PLL picks back up, he's showing off his moves on Dancing With the Stars.
Actor Colton Haynes
Colton Haynes
An alum of Teen Wolf, Colton Haynes now plays Roy Harper on the CW series Arrow. At 25, he's younger than the other contenders, but we think he's got the bravado to pull off Christian Grey's unique swagger.
Brody Jenner
Brody Jenner
OK, OK... Brody Jenner isn't an actor. But as an alum of The Hills and cameo-er on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, he may be a convincing, undercover one. Regardless, his face is perfect for this role, uh, and in general. For real.
Actor Brett Dalton
Brett Dalton
Smart and handsome? Talk about the total package! This Yale School of Drama grad is currently starring as robotic Agent Grant Ward in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so we'd like to see him cut loose a little as good ol' Christian Grey.
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Comments on "Forget Matt Bomer! Up-and-comers to play Christian Grey"

brenda November 05, 2013 | 6:43 PM

I see maybe three potential candidates but I truly think Nick Bateman would make it a real hit of a movie and be able to pull off the whole movie without a glitch.

Laura November 01, 2013 | 10:28 AM

The movie won't be perfect unless it has Nick Bateman!!

LORI November 01, 2013 | 8:49 AM


Veronica Rock October 31, 2013 | 11:19 AM

My vote would be for Nick Bateman!!!!!

Lu-Anne October 20, 2013 | 10:39 AM

The only choice is NICK BATEMAN!

Sharon Slatts October 20, 2013 | 5:52 AM

Nick Bateman 100 %

ASHLEY October 19, 2013 | 6:37 PM

MATT BOMER could definitely be Christian Grey!

Kimberly Birkett October 17, 2013 | 7:02 PM

Nick Bateman should play Christian Grey! He's got the look!

Mare October 17, 2013 | 3:58 PM

Nick Bateman is Christian Grey, Nick is exactly what I imagined Christian looked like when I was reading the books. None of the others compare....

Julie Sprankles October 17, 2013 | 3:26 PM

No doubt, Nick Bateman would definitely be great as Christian Grey ... but I am also really into Matt Dallas for the role! He was my fave out of these picks. Thoughts?? http://www.aceshowbiz/events/Matt%20Dallas/matt-dallas-premiere-the-last-stand-02.html

Debi October 17, 2013 | 1:01 PM


Megan October 17, 2013 | 11:55 AM

HAHA none of them look like Christian Grey. This movie is messed up! I still think Matt Bomer should be Christian Grey! THIS IS SO FUNNY!!!

Valerie Habel October 17, 2013 | 11:49 AM

I think Tom Mison from Sleepy Hollow deserves serious consideration for the part of Christian Grey.

Julie Sprankles October 17, 2013 | 10:16 AM

Haha, am I the only one who thinks Brody Jenner is gorgeous? Helen, your commentary cracked me up!

Caprice October 17, 2013 | 9:54 AM


Pauline October 17, 2013 | 9:44 AM

If it's one of these it has to be Colton

Helen October 17, 2013 | 9:38 AM

Holy COW! Nick Bateman's the one. Brant Daugherty is kinda cute. Bryan Fisher looks like a d-bag frat boy, so no. Grey Damon looks too young and feminine. And Brody Jenner?????? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Sally Smith October 17, 2013 | 9:13 AM

Nick Bateman is the perfect choice.

Brenda Carter October 17, 2013 | 8:22 AM

NICK BATEMAN!!!!!!!!!!!

cathysmith October 17, 2013 | 8:18 AM

nick bateman

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