Ian Somerhalder and Garrett Hedlund: OUT of Fifty Shades of Grey Running

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It's still to be determined who will play Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie, but it's reportedly become clear who will not be cast:

Ian Somerhalder and Garrett Hedlund are both out of the running, according to insiders, along with Stephen Amell, narrowing the list of candidates.

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Hedlund, 28, was reportedly approached about playing the S&M-obsessed lead in the film version of E.L. James' erotic novel, but turned it down.

"Doing a possible trilogy was too big a commitment, and producers wouldn't let him do just one film," says the source of Kirsten Dunst's boyfriend.

Ian Somerhalder, 34, is out too - though he openly coveted the part.

The "phenomenal opportunity" he lobbied for won't be his for the taking. A source says "E.L. said at a Comic-Con party [that] the part won't go to Ian."

Both The Vampire Diaries star and Garrett Hedlund have been popular picks in the online fantasy casting game that's gone on for a year, but alas.

The only major casting decision for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, so far, has been the director. James confirmed that Sam Taylor-Johnson will helm the film.

As for the two leads, they're still TBA, and until we have official confirmation, everything is conjecture. So we toss the question over to you once again:

Who do you think would be the perfect Christian Grey?

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