The 50 Shades of Grey ongoing movie madness is the newest trend to sweep through Hollywood, and it’s catching on faster than Snooki or a Kardashian’s adoption of the latest leopard print. If a celebrity isn’t tweeting about the best-selling book by British author, E.L. James, then they’re probably publicly campaigning for (or more discreetly seeking) the part of Christian Grey or Anastasia Steele. Of course, there have been a few abstainers: Blake Lively earlier admitted she had never heard of the erotic tome and Emma Roberts and Elizabeth Olsen apparently aren’t interested in embodying Steele.
So, forget Twilight (sorry Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart!), Grey‘s the thing now, and it has its own “saga” going on just based on the daily casting rumors. The latest comes courtesy of Superman himself, Henry Cavill. The British hunk will show of his hot superpowers in 2013 as the Man of Steel, but in the meantime, it looks like he could already be getting in the mood for the risquÃ© role of the business tycoon, Grey.
As Policymic relays, Cavill and film producer Michael De Luca have reportedly already connected; he was seen coming and going from De Luca’s home office in Culver City, Calif.
A similar situation recently came to light with another heart-throb on the hot list for the 50 Shades of Grey role, Ian Somerhalder. Rumors circulated that he was meeting with filmmakers, but producer Dana Brunette quickly denied anything of the sort. She said only writer meetings had happened thus far.
So, if that’s true, it may kind of debunk Henry Cavill as having a legitimate meeting about the movie or being any step closer to Christian Grey. But like Somerhalder, as well as Matt Bomer and Ryan Gosling, whose names have also been thrown around, Cavill definitely fits the bill, just based on physical appearance alone. Policymic points out that fans of his have even started a Pinterest page in support of the actor, posting pictures of him where he most resembles Grey. Forget about producer meetings, it looks like he has a social media campaign already in his back pocket!
So, could this Man of Steel Cavill be Grey to James’ own Steele?