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12 Actors With Nothing To Lose Who Might Do Fifty Shades Of Grey

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You guys! Charlie Hunnam dropped out of Fifty Shades Of Grey. What what WHAT is going on here? I can’t stop laughing at this. First of all, I’d never even heard of Charlie until his casting was announced — and even he wants no part of the movie? Especially considering the reason he gave for not being able to do it was the equivalent of saying, “Oh hey do you hear that? It sounds like my TV show might be calling me. I better go see what it wants…don’t wait up!” It doesn’t bode well for the film existing in any capacity.

And second of all, this movie is supposed to have a release date of August 2014, right? And that was already optimistic when it was cast at the beginning of September 2013. How are they expecting to make it happen now with a month and a half less time and no Christian Grey cast? You need to pull it together, Fifty Shades, and I’m just the person to help you do it.

Because you see, this movie has a stigma now, so you need to find someone who has nothing to lose. No reputation to damage. No image to ruin. So I came up with a little listy-poo of people who I think fit that description. I recommend calling them in any order you want and seeing who will be the first to send you their acceptance Edible Arrangement first.

1. Shia LaBeouf

Shia Labeouf Leaving Ace Hardware July 14 2013 Sherman Oaks California(Photo: JP/JFXImages/WENN)

He’d have to take some time off from his feud with Alec Baldwin, but other than that, Shia’s pretty available these days, and has certainly proven that he doesn’t give one eff about his reputation in the press. He was even included on Reddit’s list of the worst actors to work with on set! Bonus!

2. Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus Chicago On Broadway November 15 2012 New York City NY(Photo: WENN)

People will only listen to him talk about his crush on Miley or settling for sloppy seconds with his younger daughter Noah for so long before he fades back into obscurity, so you know Billy Ray will jump at any chance to get his name back on the internet. Even if it means putting his peen on the big screen.

3. James Franco

James Franco 70th Venice Film Festival Palo Alto Italy September 01 2013(Photo: Daziram/Future Image/WENN)

Now here’s a man who apparently never says no to a project, even if he sleeps through it, like he did cohosting the Oscars with Anne Hathaway in 2011. He’s so unpredictable that I don’t think anyone would bat an eye if he signed on to the Fifty Shades cast.

4. Michael Lohan

Michael Lohan Philadelphia Pennsylvania June 22 2012(Photo: WENN)

If you can find someone with less shame than Michael Lohan, please feel free to offer him the job, but bear in mind that he’s gonna have to say stuff about his kid, whoever that may be, that’s worse than what Michael said about his daughter Ashley Horn. Good luck.

5. Nicolas Cage

Nicholas Cage The Frozen Ground London England UK Premiere(Photo: WENN)

Haven’t seen Nic in a while, but I hear he’s in foreclosure, so there’s probably no better time to snap him up. He might be the highest profile name on this list, too!

6. Spencer Pratt

Spencer Pratt Celebrates 30th Birthday Crazy Horse 3 Las Vegas Nevada September 1 2013(Photo: Joel Ginsburg/WENN)

Remember Spencer?? I’m sure he’d love to do your little movie! You don’t even have to pay him that much, just give him a reason to leave the house so he can get a brief respite from caring for his wife Heidi Montag in between surgical procedures. You might have to wring him out a little bit, because he’s looking perhaps a tad more plumpy than befits a Christian Grey, but he’s got nothing to lose!

7. The Situation

Mike Sorrentino 2013 MTV Movie Awards April 14 2013 Los Angeles California(Photo: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN)

Here’s a thought — why not just put the whole cast in a house together, get them drunk, turn on the cameras, and see what happens? Jersey Shore style. You’d probably get a movie with very similar production values, at like half the cost. The Situation would play Christian, of course, and you could have a rotating cast of Anastasias, based on who he brings home. I’m a genius.

8. Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith Jackie Chan Hand and Foot Print Ceremony June 6 2013 Los Angeles California(Photo: Josiah True/WENN)

Anything that will get him further away from the passionate embrace of Will Smith is okay by him. Sure he’s young for the role, but as long his dad buys the movie and puts him in it, I’m sure it’ll work out just as well as it always does.

9. Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen Esquire 80th Anniversary and Network Launch Celebration September 17 2013 New York City NY(Photo: C. Smith/WENN)

Don’t you think Andy would have just the best time ever? I mean aside from the fact that he looooooves being on TV, this movie would have so much more breaking of the fourth wall if Andy was in it. And I would love every moment.

10. Kanye West

Kanye West ABC Studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live October 9 2013 Los Angeles California(Photo: WENN)

If you could just trick Kanye into showing up on set for enough days in a row, you could probably get him to film it without even realizing it. HE IS A GOD.

11. A Lesser Baldwin

Stephen Baldwin 2013 Edeyo Gives Hope Ball July 10 2013 New York City NY(Photo: Derrick Salters/WENN)

I’m told this is Stephen Baldwin, but any lesser, non-Alec Baldwin will do. They’re born wearing suits anyway, so they certainly won’t look out of place. The acting might be a problem, but it doesn’t seem like that’s a big concern for this movie anyway, so whatevs.

12. Joey Fatone

Joey Fatone World Premiere of Man of Steel New York City NY June 10 2013

(Photo: Ivan Nikolov/WENN) 

There’s still time for Joey to become the most successful member of ‘NSync, right?

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  • Misenhammer

    Oh, Jesus, Spencer Pratt, please! Just for sheer douchiness reasons. Although Shia is obv the perfect choice.

    Also how do so few people know about Charlie Hunnam?? I’ve been drooling over him for years. Have none of you watched Sons of Anarchy?? It’s so very badass! Or UK Queer As Folk???

    When he was cast I was simultaneously excited and disappointed. And now I’m simultaneously proud and disappointed.

    • Daniela

      He was amazing in Pacific Rim. Then again, that movie seems to have been overlooked, what with not being a comic book-based action movie, and all.

      But seriously, so good.

    • Misenhammer

      YES HOW DID I FORGET THAT??? He was amazing! That whole movie was all kinds of awesome. But he was, as usual, both perfect in the role and extremely dreamy.

  • stella

    did you actually read thd book? not that i’m looking forward, now that charlie dropped out (seriously what kind of website is this if you never heard of him before, anyway), but christian grey is supposed so be 27 … not around 51!

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Take it easy. It’s a parody post. Jaden Smith is fifteen.

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