Did you actually think that we were going to get through the day without some casting news for Fifty Shades of Grey? Come on now, don’t be silly. We almost made it, we almost got there, but as Monday, October 21st draws to a close, in sneaks a report on two additional actors who are testing for the role of Christian Grey in the upcoming Sam Taylor-Johnson directed adaptation.
As has been the case recently, these two new actors are both relative unknowns, one being the Tony-nominated Billy Magnussen and the other being Aussie television actor Luke Bracey. Apparently, both of these young men are poised for a break out and are quickly on the rise.
Magnussen has a role in Disney’s upcoming Into The Woods and also appeared on As The World Turns as Casey Hughes. Bracey, on the other hand, was recently seen as Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Of course, both are far from household names but then again, so are the people that they are competing against.
Aside from Alexander Skarsgård, the other actors in the mix for the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey are all no names. Ever heard of Christian Cooke or Francois Arnaud? No? That’s what I thought. You may have heard of Clint Eastwood’s son, but only because he’s Clint Eastwood’s son.
With filming set to get underway next month, it shouldn’t be too long now before the studio settles on someone for Fifty Shades of Grey. It definitely looks like they’ll be going with an unknown (which is the right move) and when we have something official for you, we’ll let you know.