Matt Bomer favourite to say “Yay” to Fifty Shades of Grey

Cillian Murphy, Ian Somerhalder, Alexander Skarsgard and Chace Crawford are also rumoured to be considering the racy role opposite Dakota Johnson

Look who’s back in the running to play kinky businessman Christian Grey… Following yesterday’s shock announcement that Charlie Hunnam was making a swift exit from Fifty Shades of Grey, Matt Bomer is once again hot favourite to take on the racy role. 


The dishy American actor was long fancied as the leading man in the upcoming adaptation of E.L. James’s erotic tale, with many fans reacting angrily when Hunnam was first cast in the role opposite Melanie Griffith’s daughter, Dakota Johnson. 

Bomer is currently at 6/1 according to Ladbrookes, but his isn’t the only name in the hat, with Irish actor Cillian Murphy – most recently seen in Peaky Blinders – also a possible casting choice, with odds at 7/1.

Lost and Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder is another actor rumoured to be donning the famous grey tie with odds at 8/1, meanwhile Alexander Skarsgard and Chace Crawford are sitting behind at 10/1. 

Other notable entries on the list include Twilight’s Robert Pattinson (14/1), Ryan Gosling (16/1), Bradley Cooper (20/1) and Brad Pitt (33/1).

Take a look at the full rundown below…

Matt Bomer 6/1
Cillian Murphy 7/1
Ian Somerhalder 8/1
Alexander Skarsgard 10/1
Chace Crawford 10/1
Alex Pettyfer 12/1
Garrett Hedlund 12/1
Wes Bentley 14/1
Robert Pattinson 14/1
Ryan Gosling 16/1
Bradley Cooper 20/1
Chris Pine 25/1
Liam Hemsworth 25/1
Brad Pitt 33/1
Matthew McConaughey 40/1