Rumors have been circulating surrounding “High School Musical” star Zac Efron potentially playing the lead part of Christian Grey in the upcoming movie adaptation of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” for a while now.
“Some ‘Fifty’ fanatics claimed Efron was still ‘too young’ to play the BDSM-themed role,” writes the International Business Times. However, at age 25, Efron is really just shy of Grey’s age of 27, so it makes sense.
And Efron has surely manned up since his teen-heartthrob role in “High School Musical.” He recently has showed his steamy side with Nicole Kidman in “The Paperboy,” and in “The Lucky One.”
Thus far we've heard a lot about who won't be playing Christian, but Efron has not been listed amongst that unfortunate group.
We’re sure that Efron’s already-bountiful female fans are crossing their fingers that he’ll bare even more in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” We’ll see who producers cast as we near the movie’s expected release date on August 1, 2014.
Source: International Business Times