True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard is apparently one of the actors strongly the running to replace Charlie Hunnam in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
The 37-year-old Swede is under consideration to play Christian Grey, alongside other names featured on Universal's initial list, according to reports.
The original pool of would-be Greys included the likes of Underworld: Awakening's Theo James and the star of Cemetery Junction, Christian Cooke.
A few other names producers are talking to include Divergent's Theo James, Magic City’s Christian Cooke and Jamie Dornan of Once Upon a Time.
Fan favorite Matt Bomer is currently tipped by the oddsmakers to play the lead role at 7:1, with Skarsgard and Ian Somerhalder close behind at 8:1.
Somerhalder expressed interest in the role from the start, while it's very much unclear if Skarsgard or Bomer would take the role even if asked.
Fifty Shades of Grey is a risky role, one no established A-lister may take. Hunnam reportedly quit because he didn't want to be Robert Pattinson.
The right up-and-comer may be willing to sign on for said risk in order to propel his career, however, which may give the edge to Dornan or Cillian Murphy.
That Irish actor, also a relative no name here in the U.S., may be just what the doctor ordered for this project, which has yet to get off the ground.
Providing a new Christian is found to star opposite Dakota Johnson's Anastasia, filming is still set to begin in November for a release date of August 2014.
Who do you think it should be in the lead role?