5 Shirtless Guys Who Could Replace Charlie Hunnam in Fifty Shades of Grey

Charlie Hunnam

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updated 10/14/2013 AT 1:00 PM ET

originally published 10/14/2013 AT 2:30 PM ET

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?

Matt Bomer

Charlie Hunnam

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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?

Ian Somerhalder

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 suck, either.

Scott Eastwood

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.

Alex Pettyfer

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.

Henry Cavill

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!


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