Cast member Stephen Amell attends a panel for "Arrow" during the CW television portion of the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 30, 2012. (Photo : Reuters)
Producers for E.L. James' bestselling '50 Shades of Grey' can add another actor to their list of potential Christian Greys. 'Arrow' actor Stephem Amell recently spoke to reporters and said he wouldn't think of turning down the role in the highly anticipated film.
According to British magazine LOOK, Amell would be a great fit for the coveted roll. "After all, he's got the grey suits, the wicked grin, the amazing bod - he's perfect for it," it wrote. Amell also seems eager for the roll, the magazine added.
"I mean if you think about it, it would be four movies, the last part being two parts. I don't even own a house yet. So I don't think that I'd be turning that down any time soon," the 31-year-old Canadian told reporters.
He added, "I got a link for a Christian Grey fan page, and they put a picture of me as Oliver Queen on there. I'm doing kind of an a**hole smirk, and it blew up. The 'likes' and the comments blew up."
While Amell's fans may be up for him playing the steamy role, he'll have to face stiff competition from actors Matt Bomer ('White Collar'), Ian Somerhalder ('The Vampire Diaries') and Alexander Skasgard ('True Blood'). The three have gone head-to-head in the latest fan polls, with Somerhalder taking a slight lead in the last poll by Latinos Post.
However, talk about the upcoming film hasn't just focused on the casting for the lead male role. Rumors have swirled on who will be playing the role of Anastasia Steele, Christian's much younger submissive lover. Actresses Alexis Bledel, Nina Dobrev and Ashley Greene have been among fans' top picks, with Greene taking a slight lead over Bledel in the latest Latinos Post poll.
Despite continuous speculation over the film's casting, no decisions have been made. Producers Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti and screenwriter Kelly Marcel have been the only ones to join the film's production team since Universal Pictures and Focus Films purchased the rights to the film earlier this year. The first film of the series is not yet scheduled for theatrical release.