Fifty Shades Of Grey needs to find a "fresh face" to replace recently departed Charlie Hunnam according to producer Mike De Luca.
As The Inquisitr has reported previously, it is apparent that non of the big names fans want to see as Christian Grey will be adequate for the $125,000 job.
DeLuca made the comments to the Los Angeles Times on Monday:
I feel like everyone has an idea of what these characters look like and sound like, so to present the world with fresh faces -- where no pre-conceived notions or baggage come with it -- is best. It's like casting Superman or James Bond. A fresh face is appropriate.
The role of the sexually troubled character from E.L. James' novel is not an easy one to cast for several reasons.
First of, the actor in question needs to shed all, if the novel is any indication there will be nudity, maybe even full frontal nudity, that is just conjecture at this point, but it wouldn't be surprising to see.
If the case of Fifty Shaded Of Grey, the actor has to be comfortable doing it, they could use body doubles, but whoever is cast would be required to take all his clothes off most likely and not only that, but do less than conventional things with his co-star, Dakota Johnson, who is still playing Anastasia Steele, the innocent college graduate.
Secondly, this could be a make or break role for a newcomer, much like with the Twilight saga was for relatively unknowns (at the time), Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, or Daniel Radcliffe in the Harry Potter films, who became household names, but at the prize of being type cast.
Once Edward, Bella, and Harry, always Edward, Bella, and Harry.
Thirdly, there seems to be a disconnect between such a big role (in terms of anticipation) and the salary that is reportedly being paid to the main star. If reports are accurate that Charlie Hunnam was offered a modest $125,000 for the role in Fifty Shades then that could be a potential problem for the studio.
If this movie ever gets off the ground it is expected to be a hit and sell millions of theater seats considering the enormous success of the novels.
Charlie Hunnam reportedly left Fifty Shades due to conflicting schedules with his hit series Sons Of Anarchy, but insiders report the real reason was that he didn't get any say in the development of his character, which is not as deep as that of Anastasia. Hunnam is not only an actor, but a script writer.
And so the search to find the perfect Christian Grey, who has chemistry with Dakota Johnson, can work for a quarter of a million dollars, and is acceptable to fans continues, as the production is ready to get underway next month. Do you have any thoughts on which obscure actor could take the role in Fifty Shades?