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Francois Arnaud Approached for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' (Exclusive)

Francois Arnaud Approached for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' (Exclusive)

Francois Arnaud is the latest actor being thrown into the mix to potentially play Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey!

Sources close to the situation confirm exclusively to that the 28-year-old French Canadian actor has been approached for the role, which was originally supposed to be played by Charlie Hunnam. No offers have been made yet and several other actors are being considered as well.

Francois is best known for his role as Cesare Borgia on the hit Showtime series The Borgias, which just finished its third and final season over the summer. He will next be steaming up the screen alongside Camilla Belle in the new film Amapola.

In an interview with New York Magazine back in 2011, Francois admitted that he has a “natural darkness,” which we think is perfect for the role. “I think everyone has that, actually. I think you just have to be honest about it and be willing to explore that,” he said at the time.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Francois Arnaud playing Christian Grey?

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72 Responses to “Francois Arnaud Approached for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' (Exclusive)”

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  1. 1
    Steph Says:

    I dont see it

  2. 2
    lalal Says:


  3. 3
    Carol Says:


  4. 4
    Sayer Says:

    Never heard of him. I guess his publicist has released this statement.

  5. 5
    Leah Says:

    YUCK! Should be Jonathan Ryhs Meyers. He was naked in the Tudors show lol he’s so hot too
    they should just give up, this movie should NOT be made.
    it’s awful! total porno movie

  6. 6
    gratziella Says:

    francois is way too talented for this ****

  7. 7
    Cate Says:

    The fact that a ‘sources close to the situation’ that are obviously his publicist released an exclusive statement to Just Jared of all places means they are trying to drum up attention for him. He’s too good for this garbage. Pretty much everyone named in connection is too good for it.

  8. 8
    Nicky Says:

    I feel like they are testing every actor in the running by asking JJ to post pictures here so we can comment lol

    Maybe they should consider Rob James-Collier or TOM MISON. E.L James posted something about Sleepy Hollow on twitter… so she is aware of him. he is very good looking

  9. 9
    Nicky Says:

    too french

  10. 10
    David Says:

    I think Francois is perfect for the role, although I hadn’t thought of him before. He’s super hot and sexy, has the sophistication of Christian and has an innate dark side that is steamy!

  11. 11
    miat Says:

    Francois Arnaud is too talent ,too sexy, too gorgeous and too intelligent to take this part. I can not see him wasting his time on this crap.

  12. 12
    Nate Says:

    whos dat?

  13. 13
    ASIANS CAN READ MINDS!!!!!!!!! Says:

    Asians can hear, and see what you’re visually thinking.
    THIS IS NOT A JOKE OR A MEME! This is the absolute complete truth!!!!!
    Asians hide their mind reading abilities by completely expressionless faces so they don’t accidentally show facial expressions when people think things they don’t like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Asians segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
    Asians also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidentally saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.
    All Asians are keeping their mind reading abilities a secret, they don’t want ANYONE to know they can read minds!!! They are trying as hard as they can to hide it!
    Try thinking, and visually picturing things that are as wild as you can when you are around Asians, and look for Asians who give people dirty/particular looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, it works if you try enough!!!

  14. 14
    Samantha Patterson Says:

    Francois, please don’t lower yourself.

  15. 15
    Jenn Says:

    That’s not the best picture of him above. If you watch him in the Borgias.. then oh hell yeah he would make an awesome Christian! The dude is HOT!

  16. 16
    Trinity Says:

    @ASIANS CAN READ MINDS!!!!!!!!!:

    So many people are posting this!! It’s all over the internet! Check it out! :O

  17. 17
    jessica markey Says:

    I think he and Jamie dornan would both be great in the role.

  18. 18
    booksgalore111 Says:

    Really? None of these guys resemble Christian! Can he at least look like the “Greek God” he’s described as? What is wrong with these “professionals”? Get it together or don’t make a movie at all. Leave us with our own perception of these characters as made up in our minds. NO MOVIE REQUIRED!

  19. 19
    Anna Says:

    Nooooo he can’t waste his talents on this!

  20. 20
    Nightwish Says:

    @Maria: Its not all about looks. Its about charisma and chemistry. A gay guy cant fake love and lust for a woman. It will translate on screen and it wont be believable.

  21. 21
    Sarah Says:

    I don’t know much about 50 shades & had no interest in seeing it till now!! Francois is one of my favorite actors & my number 1 celebrity crush. He is so talented & it is nice that he is getting some recognition. If he’s in it I am going to see it no matter how good or bad it’s gonna turn out to be.

  22. 22
    Theresa Says:

    I think…yes. Yes. That’s all I can say. I think he can rock the role in a way that will make me actually LIKE the story (wasn’t a huge fan of the book, but I think Francois can change that)

  23. 23
    Keelyn Says:

    if they insist on making a movie, they MUST hire Matt Boomer for Christian Grey and some girl who can pass as a young inocent and ‘virginal’ for Anna Steele… Dakota who-knows-what does not look inocent at all!!!!

  24. 24
    Jan Says:

    Oh gawd, I hope they pick a man that looks like a man, not a boy. I nominate Jonny Miller.

  25. 25
    niagirl Says:

    No. Give to RPutz buddy, Jamie D. E.L. can imagine ******** the Putz through
    his friend.

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