Is Billy Magnussen a Contender to Replace Charlie Hunnam in Fifty Shades of Grey?



If he wins the role of Christian Grey, former As the World Turns star Billy Magnussen will have hit the big time. According to E!, Magnussen is in the running to replace Charlie Hunnam as the popular male lead in the 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation.

Just this morning, I got word that Billy Magnussen is a new contender in the race to replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey.

However, don't get out the party hats just yet ATWT fans. E! also reports that Magnussen isn't the only new actor under consideration. Reportedly, Luke Bracey "may have been added to the list" that already includes Jamie Dornan, Christian Cooke and François Arnaud.

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nysam's picture
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Why not cast Ronn Moss? Smile

Billy isn't right for the role of Christian.

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Honestly, I think Billy Magnussen would be a great choice. He's the right age and should be able to play Christian Grey to the full extend.

And if Christian Cooke is on the list, they might as well add Julian Morris.

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Billy or Hunter Parrish from weeds either one. Billy is a great idea. Billy was hot in Boardwalk Empire.

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Smart to try looking at lesser known soap actors and virtual unknowns, the list of semi-famous men wanting to be inthis garbage is growing shorter and shorter.

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I dunno...Billy Magnussen has kind of a 'rape face'...he always was creepy to me. When I think of Christian, I think of James Scott actually.

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I would love Love this! It would make me want to see the movie if Billy was cast in the lead role and the sex scenes with him...OH! LA LA Love

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Alex Pettyfer is the perfect actor for the role. James Scott is goodlooking but too old for the role. "Christian" is supposed to be 28.

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What a joke of a movie, and a joke of a book series.

Must be box office poison the way no one else is willing to perform the role. Cancel the whole thing before the movie studio loses too much money.

Im looking forward to the innocent romance between Elf-prince Legolas and Elf-warrior maiden Tauriel in the upcoming 2nd movie of The Hobbit.

It will be much better than the 50 Shades of Mommie Porn.

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bobbyew wrote:
.... Billy was hot in Boardwalk Empire.

I had to rewind those scenes several times...in the interest of science.

Yeah, that's it. Science. Wink

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...Billy Magnussen has kind of a 'rape face'...he always was creepy to me.

Then he sounds perfect for the role.

I still can't get over this fifth rate fanfic getting made into a movie.

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hey mon wrote:
What a joke of a movie, and a joke of a book series.
Must be box office poison the way no one else is willing to perform the role. Cancel the whole thing before the movie studio loses too much money.
Im looking forward to the innocent romance between Elf-prince Legolas and Elf-warrior maiden Tauriel in the upcoming 2nd movie of The Hobbit.
It will be much better than the 50 Shades of Mommie Porn.

ICAM! I honestly can't believe Universal is going forward with this train wreck. The only people who will interested in seeing this movie are the book's fans and they're split up into various niches based on who they fantasize in the male lead role and it seems a solid percentage will boycott any deviation from their personal fantasy. Just look at the backlash from the Hunnam casting. They really can't win here no matter who they get and they almost certainly can't get any of the few that are on most of the book fans' shortlists. Hunnam was probably the best actor they could possibly hope to snag for this thankless role and it only took him a few weeks to come to his senses and bail.

This movie is supposed to start shooting on November 5th, there is no way they can get a decent actor cast and properly prepped, rehearsed, and ready to shoot in that time. All the good actors are booked and/or would never touch it. There is certainly no time to get the chemistry developed between he and Johnson, although the director has basically admitted that at this point chemistry is irrelevant and perhaps impossible and they're simply desperate to find someone available who will take the role in time to keep to the pre-planned schedule. This to me seems like an admission that this movie, if it even gets made, is destined for a limited release and then direct to DVD and VOD.