Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill are names that are frequently thrown around for the role of Christian in the Fifty Shades of Grey that is expected to be released in the summer of 2014. Now, however, numerous sources are saying there is a new name that should at the very least be discussed: Armie Hammer.
As noted by Enstarz, What Culture says that Hammer is “handsome and he’s a real physical presence in the Golden Age tradition of leading men, and would bring something to the role of that sort of era, which would be an interesting way to add depth to the character.”
The July 2012 write-up also says that Hammer also has a certain animal presence and sexual prowess.
Neither a director or the casting protocol for the film have been announced yet, though, so take these rumors for what they're worth. But Hammer is definitely no less a viable candidate than Somerhalder, Bomer or Cavill.