By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Feb 17, 2013 01:53 PM EST
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.
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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.
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