’50 Shades of Grey’ Movie: Did E. L. James Hint That She Wants Garrett Hedlund?

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50 Shades of Grey movie casting watchers might be ready to learn who will play Christian Grey, but for now they’ll have to keep looking for clues by over-analyzing every little thing that’s tweeted and said by potential Christians, the movie producers, and author E. L. James.

One of James’ recent tweets is definitely deserving of a little over-analysis. The writer simply wrote, “Watching Troy.”

Obviously James enjoys herself a little manly eye candy, so maybe she was just ogling sexy stars Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom. Maybe she was even wishing that one of them was young enough to play Christian Grey.

Or perhaps she was scoping out one actor who is young enough to play Christian. Garrett Hedlund, who is now 28, played the cousin of Brad Pitt’s character Achilles in Troy.

His name hasn’t been thrown around as much as some Christian Grey favorites—most fans still want to see Ian Somerhalder or Matt Bomer as the brooding billionaire. However, he did star alongside Amanda Seyfried in a fan-made 50 Shades of Grey movie trailer that has gotten over 260,000 views on YouTube.

And Garrett Hedlund’s star is definitely on the rise. He can be seen alongside a topless Kristen Stewart in On The Road, and he’s also starred in Friday Night Lights, Country Strong, and TRON: Legacy. He’ll star alongside Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan in the upcoming movie Inside Llewyn Davis, which is about the folk music scene in New York during the ’60s, and his movie Lullaby also has an impressive cast that includes Amy Adams, Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, and Jessica Brown Findlay. It’s about a man who learns that his estranged father has chosen to take himself off of life support.

Speaking of Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay, perhaps she’d make the perfect Anastasia Steele to Garrett Hedlund’s Christian Grey. After working together once, perhaps they’ll be comfortable enough around each other that they won’t be quite as squeamish about all those steamy sex scenes.

So maybe E. L. James saw the fan-made 50 Shades trailer starring Hedlund and is checking out some of his work because of it. Or maybe she was just in the mood to watch Troy.

What do you think?

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