Ian Somerhalder reportedly met with the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film team to discuss playing Christian Grey, the Examimer reported.
The "Vampire Diaries" actor is arguably the front runner for the role of Christian Grey in the big-screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey," the best-selling series written by British author E.L. James.
It's safe to say that die-hard fans of the series are obsessed with who will be cast to play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, so rumors are constantly swirling regarding "Fifty Shades of Grey" casting.
Fans of Somerhalder at a "Vampire Diaries" convention on Sunday were elated when he allegedly told then that he was going to meet with the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film team, the Examiner said.
According to the website, he did not give any other details, like whom he would be meeting with specifically. But he added that he was planning on leaving for Los Angeles in the upcoming week.
Fans of Somerhalder and "Fifty Shades" began cheering upon hearing the news that one of their favorite actors was talking to the "Fifty Shades" film team.
Kimberly Perek, a fan who attended the convention, told the Examiner that Somerhalder was asked if he would be interested in playing Christian Grey, but she did not divulge what his response was.
Perek said "fans were thrilled" and went on to say "we have been wanting information like this for so long, so everyone flipped."
Unfortunately this news might just be another "Fifty Shades" rumor. The producer of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie, Dana Brunetti, said he had no knowledge of a film team meeting with Somerhalder.
The producer was reportedly asked via Twitter whether Somerhalder had met with anyone to which he responded:
"Not that I know of, so I doubt it..." and also tweeted, "Cast of a film is usually decided on with a directors input..."
It's also been said that the author of the hit series, E.L. James, gets the final casting say on her beloved characters.
Producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti said they must find a screenwriter and a director before they even thinking about casting when they appeared on CNBC's :Squawk Box."