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.
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 CavillRobert PattinsonRyan Gosling James FrancoEd WestwickTaylor LautnerMichael FassbenderJake GyllenhaalMatthew BomerAlex PettyferChris HemsworthEddie RedmayneAlexander SkarsgårdJamie Dornan
Ryan Gosling 5.51%
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