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Now that has made the wise, personal decision to drop out of the project, everyone is wondering who casting directors will get to replace him in Fifty Shades of Grey. So strong is the fervor that Vegas is even placing odds on it.

As expected, the rumor mill started back up with a vengeance, with the usual suspects back to being linked to the role: The people's petition choice, , True Blood star and heartthrob , and - obligatory - . And now, yes, rumors are swirling that 's name is in the conversation, too. But don't get too excited: Somerhalder himself told the Metro basically everyone is being rumored for the part of Christian Grey right now:

It could be anyone - that's how that goes. One can never get bored of people asking about a huge project. Every guy in Hollywood is up for this role.

Yeah, he kind of makes sense in the role, but honestly, if I were a young actor in Hollywood trying to establish my career, I wouldn't touch this with a 10-foot pole. The script is awful (And how could it not be? Consider the source material), the originally cast actor realized it was going to be a disaster for his career and stepped away, and any actor who agrees to do this film can absolutely say goodbye to his personal life, privacy, and the luxury of not being typecast. Sometimes, the money is just not worth it.

But if you're wondering, Ladbrokes has Bomer leading the pack with odds of 6/1.

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