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It’s been a firestorm of fury from Fifty Shades of Grey fans ever since it was announced that Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson landed the leads in the much-anticipated film adaption.

Now a petition – with over 23,00 signatures as of Wednesday afternoon – hopes to harness that outspoken backlash to recast the leading roles of sexy billionaire businessman Christian Grey (Hunnam) and his bright-eyed, college student fling, Anatasia Steele (Johnson). (Yes, it is totally Batfleck d j vu).

The campaign isn’t just rallying against the actors, but is lobbying for their replacements – calling White Collar‘s Matt Bomer the “PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF CHRISTIAN GREY” and Gilmore girl Alexis Bledel the “PERFECT ACTRESS TO REPRESENT ANASTASIA STEELE.” (The caps, we can only assume, are their way of digitally shouting).

Both had been fan favorites for casting Fifty Shades, leading to a few viral, fan-made trailers. Bomer, with his chiseled facial features and those piercing baby blues, is understandable; but Bledel is somewhat baffling, as she is best known for painful goody two-shoes parts, a la Gilmore and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. It’s hard to picture her handcuffed in Christian’s ‘Red Room of Pain.’

Despite the criticism, the team behind the film have been standing by their casting. One of the film’s producers, Dana Brunetti, responded to the recoil on Twitter:

There is a lot that goes into casting that isn’t just looks. Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with other actor, etc.

– Dana Brunetti (@DanaBrunetti) September 2, 2013

Even the author, E.L. James, gave Hunnam and Johnson her bid of confidence:

To all the supporters, lovers and haters – thank you so much for the passion that you have for this project. You all rock. All of you.

– E L James (@E_L_James) September 2, 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey, based on the first book in the erotic trilogy, is due in theaters Aug. 1, 2014.

Fans can protest all they like, but the Fifty Shades of Grey team is standing by their Anatasia Steele.

Following a week of backlash since she scored the part, Dakota Johnson got a chance to bond with the bestseller’s author E.L. James and the producer of the film adaptation, Dana Brunetti, in New York City.

“The beautiful, talented, funny as feck, Dakota Johnson,” James wrote on Twitter, sharing a snap from their Saturday afternoon together. “Oh and that bloke @danabrunetti.”

Meanwhile, on the opposite coast, Charlie Hunnam – who will play sexy billionaire business Christian Grey, who seduces Johnson’s college-aged Anatastia Steele – boasted about their on-screen chemistry.

“As soon as we got in the room and started reading with Dakota, I knew that I definitely wanted to do it, because there was a tangible chemistry between us,” he told reporters in L.A. over the weekend. “It felt kind of exciting and fun and weird and compelling, so that was it.”

Fifty Shades of Grey, which will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, starts production this fall. It’s due out in 2015.

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Entertainment news reveals that SCOTT EASTWOOD (son of CLINT EASTWOOD) is also in the running for the role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L. JAMES‘ “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

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Fans of the erotica novel are probably already aware that “Pacific Rim” star Charlie Hunnam was initially cast in the coveted role, but unexpectedly bowed out last week due to scheduling conflicts with his TV series, “Sons of Anarchy.” Due to this, a number of sexy young actors are now being considered for the recently vacated role.

Scott Eastwood, one of Hollywood’s newest hotties, is reportedly one of the contenders.

A source tells

“He is one of five actors being considered.”

While he may be one of the top picks, it looks as though the neophyte actor has yet to be approached by movie producers, because he tweeted earlier this week:

“What is all this talk about 50 shades of grey?? What do you all think?? Let me know. #hype #eastwoodlivin”

Hmm. Do you think he’d make a good Christian Grey?

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