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10/14/2013 AT 1:00 PM ET
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Now that we’ve said “laters, baby” to Charlie Hunnam, there are some big shoes to fill – and a certain tie to … well, you know – before production begins on the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
As filmmakers recast the steamy saga’s leading man, Christian Grey, there’s no telling whom producers will tie down for the role. We’ll go ahead and assume they’re considering things like acting chops and chemistry with Anastasia Steele actress Dakota Johnson. Sure.
Let’s get to the point: Based on E L James’s NSFW trilogy, we doubt the costuming department will be working overtime. Keeping those scantily clad bedroom scenes in mind, we’ve lined up some sexy actors who would be more than comfortable enough in their own skin to go Grey.
Which shirtless hunk are you hoping has it made in the Shades?
Before the casting shakeup, more than 40,000 fans signed a petition
urging Bomer to replace Hunnam in the Red Room of Pain. But, more importantly, look how great he looked in Magic Mike
! Are you seeing this? Any questions?
Another fan favorite, we’re sure the The Vampire Diaries
star could sink his teeth right into this role. And, while we’re at it, watching him sans clothing doesn’t totally
Clint Eastwood’s son simultaneously became all of our desktops last month when he showed off his excellent genes in Town & Country
. He shares dad’s passion for acting – “I am a firm believer in good storytelling,” he tells PEOPLE
– so we guess that’s important, too.
Bomer’s Magic Mike
costar also parted ways with his shirt in the 2012 stripper flick. He even completed a screen test
that may have served as a Fifty Shades
audition back in April, so we assume he’s familiar with the material even if it’s not on his e-reader yet.
Here’s a tongue-twister for you: Could summer’s Man of Steel
steal Anastasia Steele’s heart? We’re not sure, but we’d love to watch him try.
Did we leave someone out? Tell us in the comments below!