October 25, 2014 | Updated at 08:28 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

'50 Shades of Grey' Movie Casting: Alex Pettyer A Potential Christian Grey Candidate?

The Fifty Shades of Grey movie buzz continues to heat up the web at an unbelievable rate. Amongst a slew of formidable frontrunners that have come up in chatter for the role of Christian Grey, another name recently surfaced as a potential suitor for a part in the highly anticipated and sexually charged flick, Alex Pettyfer of Magic Mike.

By Bobby Pollier, EnStars on Feb 17, 2013 01:53 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Alex Pettyfer
  • Cast member Alex Pettyfer poses at the premiere of "Magic Mike" during the closing night of the Los Angeles Film Festival at the Regal Cinemas in Los Angeles, California June 24, 2012. (Photo : www.reuters.com)

The Fifty Shades of Grey movie buzz continues to heat up the web at an unbelievable rate.  Amongst a slew of formidable frontrunners that have come up in chatter for the role of Christian Grey, another name recently surfaced as a potential suitor for a part in the highly anticipated and sexually charged flick, Alex Pettyfer of Magic Mike.

While online websites such as Gather and International Business Times have favored the 22-year-old as a potential suitor for the role of the S&M-crazed billionaire's elder brother Elliot, he may very well have the looks and acting chops to pull off the lead as Grey.

Although the usually dirty blonde haired Englishman may have to maintain his darker locks to cater to the racy role, he clearly has all the physical attributes to pull of the part.  While Christian is described by the erotica's author E.L. James as a 27-year-old, Pettymer's rugged presence along with a little time in the makeup chair would more than certainly allow him to convincingly pull of the character. 

The sexually dominated Fifty Shades of Grey premise revolves around the powerful, rich and kinky Grey, who gets himself involved in a dominant and submissive sexual relationship with a shy college graduate named Anastasia Steele. Through an "agreement," the two delve into the kinky world of bondage and masochism.

Other fan favorites for the Grey role include Les Miserables Eddie Redmayne, Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick, among many other notable talents.

James and her fellow producers attached to the movie continue to remain tight-lipped on how the casting process will ultimately unfold.  Focus Features and Universal Pictures had obtained the rights to the film in early 2012.

To date, James' saucy books have now sold well over 60 million copies and the film is expected to perform just as well.

 

© 2014 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

'Jurassic World'

'Jurassic World' Trailer Release Pushed Back To December?

After initial rumors that the 'Jurassic World' trailer will be unveiled with the release of 'Interstellar,' a new report suggests that the date has been pushed back to December, and will be coupled with the release 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,' instead.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman To Be Done After 'Avengers 2' With Marvel?

It is crazy that Natalie Portman has quietly been in two Marvel movies now and it seems like the actress doesn't address it that much. But could a brief appearance in the next movie with Thor mean the end of her being in this universe?

Transformers 4: Age of Extinction Poster

'Transformers 5' Won't Be A Sequel To 'Age of Extinction'?

As the future of 'Transformers 5' lies uncertain after Michael Bay walked out and there has been no news of the cast reprising their roles from 'Age of Extinction,' the plot of the movie could also take a big detour.

Shailene Woodley

'Insurgent' Star Talks About Growing Up In The Movies & Her New Indie Film

It has been a big year for Shailene Woodley as her new series, Divergent, kicked off to a big reveal and her latest independent films have garnered her both award-worthy praise and positive audience reaction, but how does the actress feel about the new fame?

'Saw'

'Saw 8' To Release In Spring 2015?

James Wan recently hinted at the possibility of a sequel to Saw 7, but this is not exactly news, as earlier this year a report even suggested that a release date for Saw 8 was in place.

Netflix

Netflix Movies for November 2014 Revealed

A slew of new movies are set to begin streaming on Netflix starting on Nov. 1, in addition to one of the site's original series.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox Confirmed As Female Lead In 'Transformers 5'?

A new report suggests that Megan Fox will be making a comeback and reprising her role as the original female lead in the 'Transformers' franchise with the 'Age of Extinction' sequel.

'Jurassic World'

Who Is Likely To Fall Prey To the Dinosaurs In 'Jurassic World'?

The 'Jurassic Park' series is known to sacrifice a couple of characters in every movie, and things wouldn't be any different for 'Jurassic World.' So Enstars rounds up which of the significant characters, known to us, are likely to be sent down the digestive tract of a relentless beast.

Vin Diesel

First 'Fast and Furious 7' Still Feat. Hector and Dominic Revealed By Vin Diesel

The first still featuring Hector (Noel Gugliemi) with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) in 'Fast and Furious 7' was recently revealed by Diesel.

Paul Walker

Trailer For 'Fast and Furious 7' To Drop Around Paul Walker's First Death Anniversary

The first trailer for 'Fast and Furious 7' is set to drop next month, and judging by Tyrese Gibson's recent post announcing the same, it seems like the release was timed around Paul Walker's death anniversary which is also in November.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman To Be Done After 'Avengers 2' With Marvel?

It is crazy that Natalie Portman has quietly been in two Marvel movies now and it seems like the actress doesn't address it that much. But could a brief appearance in the next movie with Thor mean the end of her being in this universe?

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley Dishes On Theo James' Masculinity & Keeping The Relationship Grounded

According to many of the people working on the Divergent series, they are trying to bring a realistic approach to the relationships between these characters that better connects the audience with them. Now the lead star speaks on what they like to do with characters interacting.

Batman

'Batman v Superman' Movie Cast Grows Even Larger; Almost 'Avengers' Sized

The cast of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is continuing to grow with every month, with such a huge cast of comic book characters that it is almost comparable to 'Marvel's The Avengers.'

Batman

'Batman v Superman' Trailer May Be Debuting With 'The Hobbit' In December

Even though 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is almost two years away, the audience might be getting a trailer before the end of 2014.

James Wan

Director James Wan Is 'Proudest' Of 'Fast and Furious 7,' Which Was Also The 'Hardest' To Make

In a recent interview, director James Wan dished about his experience working on 'Fast and Furious 7,' stating that while it was very difficult to make, it was also the one he was proudest of.

Latest News

Ant-Man Comic-Con Poster

Is An 'Ant-Man' Character Going To Be In 'Captain America 3?'

There are going to be a lot of superheroes appearing in the next Captain America movie, but could one of them be a new addition to the Marvel cinematic universe?

Jesse Eisenberg

'Suicide Squad' May Include A 'Batman v. Superman' Character Also

It looks like DC is going to take a page out of Marvel's playbook and do a little crossover that would tie together their next two movies using one single character. But is a hero showing up or will one of the bad guys be getting a supporting role in the movie?

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Reveals New Look, Is It For Marvel's 'Doctor Strange?'

It may be taking longer than Marvel thought to cast the role of Doctor Strange, but could one big name actor be prepping for the role as he films his latest movie? His facial hair seems to point in that direction.

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey: 'I'm Enjoying My Career Now More Than Ever'

Matthew McConaughey's upcoming film about a journey beyond the stars may as well be about the Texas actor's own stratospheric career these days.

'Fast and Furious 7'

'Fast and Furious 7' Trailer To Debut With The Release Of 'Interstellar' In November?

A new report reveals that the trailer for 'Fast and Furious 7' is et to debut with the release of Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' in November.

'Jurassic World'

'Jurassic World' Trailer Release Pushed Back To December?

After initial rumors that the 'Jurassic World' trailer will be unveiled with the release of 'Interstellar,' a new report suggests that the date has been pushed back to December, and will be coupled with the release 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,' instead.

'Saw'

'Saw 8' To Release In Spring 2015?

James Wan recently hinted at the possibility of a sequel to Saw 7, but this is not exactly news, as earlier this year a report even suggested that a release date for Saw 8 was in place.

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey Reveals What's 'Turning Him On' In a New Interview

KILLEEN Texas (Reuters) - Matthew McConaughey's upcoming film about a journey beyond the stars may as well be about the Texas actor's own stratospheric career these days.

Avengers 2

Exclusive 'Avengers 2' Clip To Air On 'Agents of SHIELD', Replaces Leaked Trailer [VIDEO]

'Agents of SHIELD' will air a new clip from 'Avengers 2: Age of Ultron'

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals What It Was Like Visiting The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set

Benedict Cumberbatch, who's been previously rumored on appearing in 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' revealed what it was like when he visited the set that might entice fans.

Featured Videos

From Our Partners

Kyle Richards, Yolanda Foster, Kim Richards and Lisa Vanderpump

'RHOBH' Season Five: Cast Dishes On The 'Intense' Drama That Is To Come [VIDEO]

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' fifth season is sure to be one to remember -- at least according to its stars.

Golnesa

'Shahs Of Sunset' Season Four: Cast Members Attend Life & Style Event In Los Angeles [VIDEO]

The stars of Shahs Of Sunset showed their support for Life & Style on Thursday night in Los Angeles.

Scheana Marie

'Vanderpump Rules' Cast: Bravo Stars Attend Life & Style 10-Year Anniversary Bash [VIDEO]

The cast of Vanderpump Rules hit the red carpet in Los Angeles this week.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

More Avengers Age Of Ultron Footage Comes To Agents Of SHIELD Next Week; Trailer HULK-Smashes Record

In a move that will clearly only condone bad behavior, Marvel announced that they will debut more Age of Ultron footage during next week's Agents of SHIELD. The company was originally planning to release the trailer then before it was leaked.

June Steenkamp

Reeva Steenkamp Never Slept With Oscar Pistorius? Mother's Book Also Says Pistorius Bound To Kill [VIDEO]

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp are not done expressing their heartbreak over the last 21 months. But their claims are extreme.

Saw

Saw Returns To Theaters Halloween For Limited 10th Anniversary Re-Release: Is Saw 8 Coming 2015?

The iconic horror series of the 2000s is coming back next week for a limited, week long engagement across the nation in honor of its 10th anniversary. Might we also hear any more news about the long rumored Saw VIII?

Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki

Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova Feud Dead? Caroline Wozniacki Now Williams' Biggest Rival? [VIDEO]

Maria Sharapova had her chance. But the role of Serena Williams' rival now is being played by Caroline Wozniacki.

Cody Kessler

USC vs. Utah Watch FREE Live Stream Online & Listen NCAA Football 2014 Week 9 [ODDS]

The No. 19 Utah Utes host the No. 20 USC Trojans in the second game of the week that pits two ranked opponents against one another.

Real Time Analytics