Matt Bomer for Christian Grey? The actor responds to ’50 Shades of Grey’ fan petition

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Matt Bomer as Christian Grey? Sorry ladies, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.

The White Collar star recently responded to an online petition calling for him to be recast as Christian Grey in the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey adaptation.

“I’m so grateful for the fans and I’m touched,” Bomer told Entertainment Tonight.

The petition—which has more than 55,000 signatures to date, and also lobbies for Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel to play the part of Anastasia Steele—was launched after Charlie Hunnman and Dakota Johnson were confirmed as the leads of the film.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota,” Bomer told ET.

Meanwhile, writer Bret Easton Ellis tweeted that Bomer wasn’t even in the running for the role.

“Talked to E.L. James at a party over the summer: her first choice for Christian was Rob Pattinson and Matt Bomer was never in the running,” tweeted Ellis.

Are you on board with Hunnman and Johnson yet? Or are you hoping for a last minute casting change? Let us know in the comments.


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