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Matt Bomer To Play Christian Grey?

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Have we finally found our Christian Grey in Matt Bomer? After months of speculation, and actors like Ian Somerhalder and Alexander Skarsgard campaigning for their own shot to play the elusive BDSM character, it looks like White Collar actor Matt Bomer is looking like the best option to play Mr. Grey in the film Fifty Shades of Grey, or at least according to Entertainment Weekly.

On stands now the issue of Entertainment Weekly features Matt Bomer, with the headline that reads “Fifty Shades of Grey: The wait is over. Matt Bomer talks about changing the white collar for a grey time.” Well, that sounds pretty concrete to us, right?

Not so fast–even though Entertainment Weekly is adament that Matt Bomer is the man to play Christian Grey, the 34-year-old actor has not been officially confirmed by a studio head. Which begs us to ask, is Entertainment Weekly just hoping to sell issues of their magazine? It may just be so, but if you ask any housewife it’s obvious that Matt Bomer is on the tips of their tongues, and it seems like Bomer himself is very much aware of why.

So far favorites such as Ian Somerhalder, Henry Cavill, and Ryan Gosling can rest easy–for now. Either way, Fifty Shades of Grey is already such a popular gig to nab with the book being such a success for author E.L. James, directors interest are even cropping up. Directors such as Bret Ellis, are coming out of the wood work to offer their services to the film, that’s yet to cast someone to take charge. Ellis, who’s currently directing the new raunchy Lindsay Lohan and James Deen film wrote on Twitter, “Okay. Today the team has been briefed and we will be approaching the studio this week about BEE adapting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ into a film.”

As far as who Ellis wants for the role of Anastasia Steele, he’s eyeing Lena Dunham, Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johansson. Who do you think would make the best choice for the two leads?

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163 Responses to “Matt Bomer To Play Christian Grey?”

  1. Sarah Jade

    Has he even read the book? I'm with samantha those are horrible chocies! I am begging them not to make kristen stewart anna. #Team Nina dobrev & Ian summerhalder! If not them then alexis bledel & matt bomer!

  2. Anonymous

    Believe me Alexander Skarsgård has never campaigned to play Christian.

  3. Katherine Henao

    I am in heaven he is perfect! OMG…..Gorgeous

  4. Kristi Gonzalez

    Matt Bomer is the perfect fit for Christian Grey! On the other hand, I absolutely despise Kristen Stewart. She would ruin the movie for me! I think Jessica Stroup would be a good choice for Anastasia Steele.

  5. Shanita Floyd

    Amanda Seyfried should play Anna, I absolutely love her….

  6. Terri Christian-Cetlinski

    I like Matt Bomer, and I think Rachel McAdams would make a PERFECT Anastasia Steele.

  7. Doris Schaeffer Belanger

    He is absolutely perfect! When I read about Christian this is how I picture him. Please please not Ryan Gosslyn. I don't know why everyone thinks he is so cute. I just don't see it.

  8. Jenn Stroup

    Hmmm…. I was thinking Ryan Reynolds… but DEFINITLY NOT Kristen Stewart. She's a very one dimensional actress to me… always the shy reluctant awkward type–which is mostly her personality anyway, so can that even be called acting? too harsh?

  9. LaSheyanna Berry

    I think Michael Ealy should be Christian Grey HANDS DOWN!!!

  10. Jana Huffman

    Matt Bomer is a good choice. As is Ian. I don't think any of those women are good choices.

  11. Sarah Ramirez

    What about someone out of the current spotlight for the lead? Emmy Rossum, Eliza Dushku, Jessica Lowndes….. huge mistake if they cast Kristin Stewart or someone that huge for this role, in my opinion, but MATT BOMER is a huge yes for Christian!

  12. Branna Brock

    Matt Bomer? Yes please. As far as the choice for Anna, no. I think that Emma Watson would do a good job. But I agree, please don't cast Kristen Stewart! And I don't see Scarlett in the role, as for the other girl. I don't even know who she is. Matt Bomer would be perfect though.

  13. Jana Huffman

    yup. He's in his thirties. The character is in his twenties but a very OLD twenty something. I think a thirties man is much more suited for this role. AND he's yummy. That helps. : )

  14. Jaz Bielby

    For some reason I always thought he was in his 40s. CHRISTIAN GREY not Bomer. And I agree he is yummy! I agree he is a good choice!

  15. Connie Garcia Cox

    I agree with Chantel… Kristen is NOT that character. Alicia Minshew that played Kendall from All My Children as well at Thornsten Kaye that played Zack Slater should be the two main Characters.

  16. Connie Garcia Cox

    There is this REALLY gorgeous guy (go to my pinterest and look at the board labled hot and sexy) I have no idea who he is or what his name is but he is SOOOOO Christian. Check him out. I wish I could post his picture here but I don't know how.

  17. Mary Ellen Bost

    hahaha…I NEVER comment using my facebook log in on articles like these but I had to chime in. Do you watch Suits? Harvey has my heart!!! Wayyy cuter than Mc Dreamy or Mc Steamy!!

  18. Diane Pekarcik

    Well at least there won't be any worries about Matt Bomer and Kstew getting together and cheating on their partners, lol.

  19. Wendy Busch

    Ian Somerhalder should be Grey. He has that look that just melts you and scares you all in one.

  20. Arlene Dingeldein

    Yum and yes – I think he has that "look" Christian needs. I dont think Kristin Stewart is that great of an actress so shes monotone. They need to find someone else for the part.

  21. Nia Johnson

    Matt Bomer is the perfect Christian Grey. No other would do!

  22. Joy Sawyer

    Matt Boner, Ian Somerhalder, or Alex Pettyfer would be great for the roll of Christian Grey…..but pleeeaaaassseeee do not cast Kristen Stewart!!

  23. Judith Cooper Eton

    I can't see anyone else, but Matt Bomer in the part. As for Anastasia, a young Kate Beckinsale!

  24. Shelley Swann Haynes

    Please please be careful with your choice for Christian this could make or break this movie he has to be strong silent and can say everything with his eyes and make you leave a puddle there are very feel actors that can play the damaged like it needs to be done and be great looking enough to pull this off I will be deciding if I want to see it by who they pick I believe my first choice is Jensen ackles he is sexy enough and is great with damaged and rage that he could pull it off with a little work then and has the body for it, alexander ajar grad could pull it off with no problem, and ryan goslin no problem and Christian bale could if the age thing wasn't a problem I could live with Matt bomber I just don't see the rage working for him please not Robert Patterson I just don't think that will work you need someone who can exuded power sexiness and damaged and control freak and there are very few who can pull that of

  25. Dani Roberts

    This guy is too skinny. I still say they rewrite the screenplay to make Christian older, and make Thorsten Kaye play him. I WOULD DIE OF LOVE!

  26. Ardis Pearson Roederer

    Omg not those three for Ana Steele. That's terrible. That's a hard one because she has to be girl next door and innocent. Kristen has demonstrated she is none the above. Hmmmm this one is tough.

  27. Shari Sowell

    But Matt Bomer would make an excellent Christian Grey for real. I almost forgot that he was gay while watching him in Magic Mike. So he would be an excellent choice.

  28. Sandy Lopez

    I've read the book 7 times. I'm on my 8th round. Matt Bomer, you have my Vote for sure! Just can't seem to put it down!

  29. Holly Waltz

    Too funny…I just said that exactly, scrolled down and there was your comment!

  30. Michele Costello-Lettau

    Hes beautiful. But not a fit for this role.

  31. Michele Costello-Lettau

    I'd say Henry Cavill is a much better bet. He looks similar to Matt B but he has a more smoldering sexuality. about him. LOL! But that's just my opinion. Bomer is gorgeous but he is not tough or dark enough. Henry plays it all.

  32. Marci Cruz

    Matt Bomer should NOT play Christian Grey!!! He is gay in real life …

  33. Marci Cruz

    He's GAY in real life.. not acceptable to play Christian Grey!! Henry Cavill is a better choice!

  34. Kim Missino

    I believe that Kristin Stewart would be an awsome Anna and for Christian I think Christian Bale they both have had alot of expierance with the dark side I would love to see them together in this role…

  35. Julie Corbyn

    Matt bomer for christian and Keira knightly for anna

  36. Melissa M Homan

    There are many people in Hollywood who are pretty. What we need is pretty WHO CAN ACT! Please, PLEASE, SOMEONE WHO CAN ACT! And, since we are on the subject, you'd better get a writer who knows how to adapt a book well and can give the actors something worth saying and a story worth telling. (Studios botch up adaptations ALL THE TIME. The Twilight series is a case in point – decent book, lousy adaptations.)

  37. Mat Elliott

    popular music/ television is driven by people with good lucks, acting/musical talent is now a secondary thing =[

  38. Amanda Solorio

    I read an article that said Emma Watson could be cast as the lead female…that might not be a bad cast and could help her break out of her hermione role. So help me GOD if they cast Kristen Stewart I will lose ALL faith in the film industry people need to get over her hype she sucks as an actress.

  39. Lori Gatpo

    I don't think ANY of those choices for Ana are good ones. Maybe pick someone who isn't so known that way we're not comparing them to the other projects they've done. AND SCREW KRISTEN STEWART! SHE IS SUCH A HORRIBLE ACTRESS!

  40. Ayren Requierme Allen

    100% agree on Matt Bomer to play as Christian Grey… He and Henry Cavill are perfect for the role. And as for Anastasia Steele, I like Ashleigh Greene or Amanda S

  41. Sherri Bill

    As much as I adore Matt Bomer, sadly he is GAY. C'mon people let's get serious…..what about Gabriel Macht? He has that look in his eye, can wear a SUIT like no one's business and is very handsome. For Anastasia, how about Rachel McAdams?

  42. Heidi Smith

    I am really liking Matt Bomer for Christian Grey…exactly what I expected, but for Anastasia, I could unfortunately see Kristen Stewart but don't want her because of her b.s she just pulled with the cheating, I could actually see Anne Hathaway!

  43. Heidi Smith

    I am really liking Matt Bomer for Christian Grey…exactly what I expected, but for Anastasia, I could unfortunately see Kristen Stewart but don't want her because of her b.s she just pulled with the cheating, I could actually see Anne Hathaway!

  44. Heidi Smith

    I am really liking Matt Bomer for Christian Grey…exactly what I expected, but for Anastasia, I could unfortunately see Kristen Stewart but don't want her because of her b.s she just pulled with the cheating, I could actually see Anne Hathaway!

  45. Lisa Halle Fritsch

    Anne Hathaway…I could see her over Kristen myself….I dont know who matt bomer is but he looks like he would fit as christion….lol I cant believe i even commented on this! :P

  46. Carrie Zlaket Berg

    I like him for Christian but please please do not cast Kristin Stewart.. Please, like the others said, she is the worst choice and a cheater.

  47. Carrie Zlaket Berg

    I like him for Christian but please please do not cast Kristin Stewart.. Please, like the others said, she is the worst choice and a cheater.

  48. Lisa Toner

    I think that Matt Bomer is very hot, however how about finding a straight guy for the role of Christian Grey. After all its about a womens fantasy not a guys! Absolutely no to Kristan Stewart, she sucks as an actress!

  49. Lisa Toner

    I think that Matt Bomer is very hot, however how about finding a straight guy for the role of Christian Grey. After all its about a womens fantasy not a guys! Absolutely no to Kristan Stewart, she sucks as an actress!

  50. Casondra Cooper

    Matt would be GREAT. Kristen could do it but she would really need to do a lot or research as this would be a very different character for her that would require great strength.

  51. Gayle Brinkman

    I like Matt Bomer for Christian. I do not watch White Collar so for me he would be a new face! AND I agree, horrible choices for Anastasia Steele! Both characters need to be played by low key actors.

  52. Michelle Hanock

    If any of those 3 ladies are Ana, I won't watch it. I don't want it to ruin the books for me!

  53. Michelle Hanock

    If any of those 3 ladies are Ana, I won't watch it. I don't want it to ruin the books for me!

  54. Julie Jones Marson

    I have thought Matt Bomer would be perfect for Christian Grey since I saw him in Glee singing Somebody I used to know. He is sooooo my Mr Grey so much so I told all my friends on face book to look him up! :-)

  55. Julia Rauscher

    I don't know what movie this is or who the character is, but doesn't it seem like no one likes Kristen Stewart?

  56. Devin Saur

    Matt Bomer is exactly who I pictured. ill be dissapointed if its not him…. ana I can however budge on some.

  57. LaTora Love

    I think that Michael Ealy should act as Christian Grey. He def fits the profile that describes Christian in the book! While reading the book he's all I see (Michael Ealy)!

  58. Loghan Cologna

    I definitely picture bomer as Christian grey. Please please pick him. And whatever you do, no kristin Stewart or Ryan gosling.

  59. Loghan Cologna

    I definitely picture bomer as Christian grey. Please please pick him. And whatever you do, no kristin Stewart or Ryan gosling.

  60. Edie K McShane Cambra

    Totally agree. Henry Cavill is Christian Grey! His Dunhill ads on you tube scream fifty & run like a 50 shades mini movie. He has played all sides of 50 in some form on Tudors & had no problem with the steamy scenes. He can do boyish & playful yet dominate in the red room & blow hot & cold. He is the only one with the looks,body,resume & the experience with the nudity & steamy scenes. He can do it all. No one else has that kind of resume except Alexander Skarsgard who even though is good looking is just not greek godly to me.

  61. Edie K McShane Cambra

    AS for Ana. The perfect choice is Alexandra Daddario. She has the BLUE eyes to big for her face,alabaster skin,long brown hair & pouty lips. She would not have to change a thing. She has an innocent beauty requiring no makeup yet at 26 looks 22 & is mature enough for the explicit scenes.

  62. Lisa Barton

    Matt Bomer, there is no other choice! and Lucy Hale as Ana :)

  63. Pamela A. Huddleson

    I agree. I'm not that familiar with many of the younger actors, being 63 myself. but in researching Mr. Bomer, he fits the description of Christian Grey just about perfectly, has the eye "look"; but, just might need to bulk up a bit. Seems too slim. The big question, can he ACT the part. Can he be "mercurial" enoough to carry it off? If this movie isn't done well, it won't be worth seeing,

  64. Brooke Dorris

    What about Paul Walker for Grey? Bomer doesn't come close to Grey. And heck no to Stewart as Anastasia.

  65. Christine Campagna

    Obviously Ellis has not read any of the books to suggest these 3 actress… I hope he does his homework better than that!

  66. Rhonda Peak- Tobias

    boomer isn't my Grey. I'll have to look walker and Stewart up.

  67. Anonymous

    Matt Bomer is perfect for CG. For Steele I think Emma Stone or Michelle Monaghan would be excellent choices.

  68. Carly Baker

    Matt bomer is the only man to play christian grey without a doubt, even if he is gay his image is absoultly spot on and will soon forget he is gay once he is in character if he is a good actor, carnt imagine anyone else playing him!!

  69. Samantha Self

    If he plays Christian I won't even waste my money on a ticket to see the movie. I envision Ian somerhalders face on Channing tatum's body! Give us that E.L. James!!!!! PLEASE!

  70. Melissa Osborne

    I agree not kristen stewart, I think it should be Alexis Bleidel. Shes innocent looking and perfect for the lead role along side the obvious Bomer :)

  71. Anonymous

    Matt is perfect, oh lord.. Scarlette Please! not Lena-eeww her natural beauty does not meant Ana in the book at all… Kristen please don't. She is not hot in that way what so ever and it would be boring watching her have sex over and over, but Scarlette is one hot beautiful women who also knows how to act!

  72. Kathy Exmeyer

    Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledo is the ony Anna and Christain. You people need to pay attention and listen to who the fans have in their minds tp play these parts. They are however the ones who will be paying to see the movie, and if it has the right people in, chance are they will see it more than once. Think about it. There are people who have read the book 3 or 4 times, like me, that would definately see it more than once if Matt Bomer is Christain. All of us cant be wrong. That's who we want.

  73. Jennifer White Martinez

    Henry Cavill and Amanda Seyfried have my votes for the parts!

  74. Margaret Adair Nelson

    No more Kristin Stewart! Yes to Matt, I didn't even know who he was and I saw a picture of him on Pinterest and I thought "whoever that guy is, he would be perfect!"