Matt Bomer as Christian Grey: First (Fake) Look!

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People's dreams of seeing Matt Bomer in Fifty Shades of Grey may still be realized, but this EW cover making the online rounds is nothing but a fake.

A pretty convincing, seductive fake!

The image, showing the White Collar star's blue eyes and flawless face, was leaked to the web with the headline "Fifty Shades of Grey: The Wait is Over" ...

Matt Bomer as Christian Grey

"Matt Bomer talks about changing the white collar for a grey tie," the fan-made cover continues, implying that Bomer locked down the role of Christian Grey.

Casting for the movie role of the mysterious billionaire with an affinity for bondage / S&M has become a spectator sport for fans of E.L. James' bestseller.

Filmmakers confirm that Bomer's casting is just wishful thinking, though.

Dana Brunetti, one of the co-producers of the big screen adaptation, said on Twitter: "All of the rumors on #FiftyShades are just that - rumors. No one has been cast in any role."

"We have to get a writer and director first."

Bomer has been a fan favorite for Grey for a while now, but Bret Easton Ellis (who made no secret of wanting to adapt the saga before being dropped from consideration), said the notion of casting openly gay Bomer is ludicrous.

You tell us: Would Matt Bomer be a good Christian Grey?


I love Matt Bomer for Christian Grey


I'm not fussed that he's gay in general but to play this part I think women have to feel they could be Ana and have a chance with that person so really, he needs to be straight. Plus, I find Matt Bomer tends to act quite camp regardless of his character so I couldn't take him seriously. I'd prefer Alex Pettyfer - perfect!


It does not bother me that Matt Bomer is gay. Who cares? The fact of the matter is that Matt is Christian Grey. He's fit for the role. And I would love to see Emilia Clarke play Ana. PERFECT!!


I don't hate Matt Bomer or anything like that. But please, NO! Let IAN SOMERHALDER be Christian Grey!


I still think Ian Somerhalder would do better as Christian Grey. He has this sexy ambiance all the time. And I think Matt lacks in that department. Just saying! IAN SOMERHALDER ALL THE WAY!


Matt Bomer is perfect as Christian Grey. He's a great actor..and it doesn't matter if he's gay...he's very humble and real person..He has pure talent and he has the best and perfect look for this role....I love him in "white collar" he's very versatile and flexible...he is an actor with character and great talent.....go go go!!!! christian grey!!!


Matt Bomer is great for Fifty Shades of Grey. He has the look, the intensity and the sensitivity to play Christian Grey. Who cares what his sexual orientation is? Have you seen Neil Patrick Harris as a sex maniac in "How I Met Your Mother"? I did not even know he was gay until I looked him up. Matt has the best look and personality for the character. All the the other actors I looked up don't even come close to the look or feel of Matt Bomer. Alexis Bledel would be a great match for him. Actors should be selected on talent. Don't worry about moviegoers. Everyone wants to see this movie regardless, so stop advertising his sexual orientation. However, if the casting director picks weak actors, then us avid readers who have our expectations built up cannot guarantee revenue at the box office. I would rather sit home and relive the book than watch a low quality movie with average actors. Thanks for listening.


I don't mind that he is gay but plz let IAN Somerhalder play the role of Christian Grey...I know he is perfect?


No.Grey does not look like a Ken doll.


NO!!! Not Matt!

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