Stephen Amell: Out of Fifty Shades of Grey Movie After Reading Book?

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Based on a couple of recent comments he made, Arrow star Stephen Amell is reportedly out of the running for the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey.

Earlier this spring, the Canadian heart throb had more than a few hearts aflutter when he confirmed he “had a meeting” about starring in the film.

He's singing a different tune now, however.

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“Was on a flight back to LA with no movie, so I grabbed Fifty Shades of Grey and burned through it,” the actor, 32, wrote on Facebook last week.

Apparently he was not impressed.

“Umm ... I hope they get the movie made, and I’m sure someone will be excellent in it. [But] that person will not be me,” Stephen Amell added.

So did he just take himself out of contention for a major film role he was under fairly serious consideration for? That's the implication, right?

The writing is beyond terrible, so it's not surprising he'd have such a visceral reaction. Still, if he were offered a part that huge, would he really pass?

Only time will tell.

But for now, THGers, YOU tell us who should play Christian Grey and who should play Anastasia Steele in the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie?

 

 

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Melissa Benoist is a new comer. I watched her on "Glee" and she would be a great Anastasia!

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Olivia Cooke as Anastasia Steele

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I say Joseph Morgan for Sebastian and Grace Phipps for Anastasia.

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i wish everyone could see the commercial in Houston, Texas for TXU energy, T guy on that would be perfect as Christain in fifty shades, He is a hunk that is unbelievable and so much CLASS He is the man for the part!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Alexandra Daddario as Anastasia Steele

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Omg Ian somerhalder should be Christian Grey, and Allison Williams from HBOs "GIRLS" should be Anastasia Steele!!! I've read all of the books three times. All of my friends agree with me. Many people will be disappointed if these two aren't cast in these roles. I will watch the movie in theaters and purchase the dvd!!!

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Olivia Cooke from Bates Motel Series

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Charlie Hunnam would be perfect! He has bronze hair, blue eyes, and great lips. Watch Sons of Anarchy and you will see; he has the boyish charm and the intense power to play Christian. Ian Somerholder lacks the hair color and boyish charm. He is too sinister to play Christian.

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I have to say I went through all books from the Fifty Shades trilogy in less than a month. And in spite of all the criticism around it I have to say for the most part it was entertaining, but it just seemed like it could have been much more. So I started my own attempt at what "more" would look like for me. It's just the beginning but hopefully there is still lot to come. Stay tuned on Fifty Sahdes Better: http://fiftyshadesbetter.blogs...

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Troian Bellisario as Ana