Ian Somerhalder & Garrett Hedlund will NOT be playing Christian Grey

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Author EL James reveals who will not be playing the erotic lead. So who is then?

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Sorry ladies – but Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James has revealed that odds-on favourite Ian Somerhalder will not be playing Christian Grey in the upcoming movie adaption.

Despite the smouldering Vampire Diaries star being the favourite choice, and saying he would be totally up for the part, E.L. James confessed he was not in the running at Comic-Con.

A source told US Weekly, 'E.L. was at a Comic-Con party July 20 telling people the part won't go to Ian.'

We're sure Ian is a bit gutted after mounting a PR campaign to secure the role. Talking to Ryan Seacrest on KISS-FM in April, he said, 'I have the book and I just started reading it. That would be a pretty incredible thing, and hopefully that could pan out...Beyond the shadow of a doubt, I think that would be a phenomenal opportunity.'

So who will it be? Well, it's not Garrett Hedlund either we can tell you that.

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Kirsten Dunst's boyfriend turned the part down because it would take up too much of his time. A source told the mag, 'Doing a possible trilogy was too big a commitment, and producers wouldn't let him do just one film.'

The only confirmed casting decision so far has been director Sam Taylor-Johnson, which was announced in June.

So who is left? Henry Cavill, Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson? Who knows.

Here are the other names that have been linked to the role - vote for who you think should play Christian Grey and let's see if we can't get this thing straightened out...

Who should play Christian Grey?
Henry Cavill44.92%
Robert Pattinson3.81%
Ryan Gosling 5.51%
James Franco1.69%
Ed Westwick2.54%
Taylor Lautner1.69%
Michael Fassbender3.39%
Jake Gyllenhaal2.54%
Matthew Bomer16.10%
Alex Pettyfer2.54%
Chris Hemsworth2.97%
Eddie Redmayne1.69%
Alexander Skarsgård8.05%
Jamie Dornan2.54%


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