Ryan Gosling cast as Christian Grey? Not so fast...

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Fans already know that Ryan Gosling looks amazing without a shirt on, so does that make him the frontrunner to star in EL James's hit erotic novel, 50 Shades of Grey?

The Hollywood Gossip reports disappointing news that the rumor that the Crazy, Stupid, Love actor is set to star as Christian Grey is simply that - a rumor.

According to People, rumors surfaced that James’s husband, Niall Leonard, thought that Gosling would be the perfect fit for the role. However, James later confirmed to Ryan Seacrest that the rumor started by simple misreporting.

"As usual, it's all been misreported. No, my husband has not spilled the beans,” she told Seacrest on his radio show, explaining, "What happened is that his local paper...reported on my husband being the inspiration for Christian Grey. Underneath it, they put a picture of Ryan Gosling as well. So, that's how that [rumor] came about."

The author has previously been questioned as to who she feels would make the perfect match for the sexual Grey. Unfortunately for fans, in the interview she maintains tight-lipped about her casting ideas, noting that it’s yet too early in the process for name dropping and also notes that naming names makes things “messy,” stating, “You might end up with someone else [than I originally said].”

So if Gosling’s out, who should be in to play Mister Grey?

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