June 19th, 2013
05:59 PM ET
Now that "Fifty Shades of Grey" has found its director in Sam Taylor-Johnson, surely the hunt has intensified to find the perfect Christian Grey.
A number of actors have been mentioned as possibilities, including "The Lone Ranger's" Armie Hammer - yet the star tells Playboy magazine that he's not interested in portraying the handsome, domineering billionaire.
"No one actually offered me the movie, but while I was working on 'Lone Ranger' my agent brought it up, and I said 'Nope,'" Hammer said in its latest issue. "I mean, come on — it's just mommy porn. I'm not going to sit on top of the laundry machine in spin cycle ... That doesn't do it for me."
Hammer isn't alone in his dismissal of Universal's adaptation, which has Kelly Marcel on board to translate the steamy best-selling novel for the screen.
In March, Emma Watson also rebuffed rumors that she could land the lead of Anastasia Steele, tweeting to her followers, "Who here actually thinks I would do '50 Shades of Grey' as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life."
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