When Anastasia Steele first meets kinky billionaire Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, she thinks to herself, “No one should be this good-looking.” So it’s no surprise that one of the names thrown around to play the impossibly handsome leading man is the impossibly handsome Armie Hammer.
But is the Lone Ranger star game to fill Grey’s fitted suit in the potentially NC-17-rated film? Well, in a recent Playboy interview, he addressed the casting rumors:
“No one actually offered me the movie, but while I was working on Lone Ranger my agent brought it up, and I said ‘Nope,'” Hammer recalled. “I mean, come on — it’s just mommy porn. I’m not going to sit on top of the laundry machine in spin cycle reading about putting a ball gag in someone’s mouth. That doesn’t do it for me.”
Well, all right then!
It seems that giving a definitive “no” answer is the quickest way to put an end to Fifty Shades casting rumors, as we learned from Emma Watson back in March when she tweeted: “Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life.”
There’s no word yet on casting or who will direct (after Atonement‘s Joe Wright dropped out of the running), but the film is still slated for summer 2014.
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