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07/26/2013 09:57 am ET Updated Jul 26, 2013

Garrett Hedlund Turns Down '50 Shades Of Grey' According To New Report

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The upcoming adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey" still hasn't found its Grey. According to Us Weekly, "Tron Legacy" star Garrett Hedlund turned down the chance to play Christian Grey in the film because he didn't want to commit to the eventual sequels, "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed." (The novels, by E L James, are of the erotic fiction variety.) Hedlund's representatives did not wish to comment on the Us Weekly report when reached by HuffPost Entertainment.

Casting for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" adaption should begin to heat up soon: Universal Pictures and Focus Features set Aug. 1, 2014 as the project's release date. Sam Taylor-Johnson was hired to direct the film back in June.

"She's creative, incredibly talented, she's got an extraordinary eye," James told Vulture during Comic-Con last weekend. "She had a good idea about the whole Fifty experience, she understands it. And I thought, 'There's a woman I can go and get drunk with.'"

For more on the latest "50 Shades" casting rumors, head to Us Weekly.

[via Us]

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