Posted: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
By Jager Weatherby
Add yet another name to the growing list of actors who may replace Charlie Hunnam in Fifty Shades of Grey. According to Just Jared, French Canadian actor Francois Arnaud is the latest star to be thrown into the ring.
While the report claims that no official offer has been made, sources confirm that the actor has “been approached for the role.”
Fans of Fifty Shades might not be all that familiar with Francois (yet), but he’s already making his mark on TV. The 28-year-old star is best known as Cesare Borgia on Showtime’s historical drama The Borgias, which just completed its third and final season. Later this year, he’ll star opposite Camilla Belle in Amapola, which has been described as a “romantic reimagining of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Of course, this doesn’t shed much light on what the final outcome will be following Hunnam’s abrupt departure from the film. Just yesterday, The Hollywood Reporterrevealed that both True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard and Once Upon a Time's Jamie Dornan are in serious consideration for the part of Christian Grey. There have also been rumors that the studio is eying Theo James (Divergent) and Christian Cooke (Romeo and Juliet) for the juicy role.
Would you like to see Francois Arnaud take on the role of Christian Grey, or do you have someone else in mind?