'Fifty Shades of Grey' Casting Crisis: Clock Ticking

After Charlie Hunnam dropped out, producers have only a few weeks to cast Christian Grey.
2:04 | 10/18/13

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And we continue, now, with the search for young leading men in hollywood. Trouble casting the high-profile role of christian grey in the "fifty shades" movie has created a problem in tinseltown. Where are all of the young stars? Abc's chris connelly has the story. Reporter: The government shutdown may be over. But "fifty shades of grey" is still a man down. With charlie hunnam, leaving the film version frantic. They have a week or two to find someone to bill this role. Reporter: Now, one writer says, the reason the search for christian grey is making moviemakers blue, is that the younger leading men is missing in action. They need more young leading men. And there isn't enough supply for the demand of these big movies. Reporter: Actors on the ultraa-list, tend to be in their 40s AND 50s. Unfreaked by fame, the way up-and-comers are not. A lot of the young stars don't want to be famous. Fame is a bad word, with reality tv and tmz. Reporter: The bankroll includes ryan gosling, channing tatum, bradley cooper. And jake gyllenhaal. But 'fifty shades" wants a smaller budget. The reason they're going with smaller, lesser names and not big movie stars. Reporter: "The hollywood reporter" says "fifty shades" was planning to play charlie hunnam, just $125,000. Chump change by hollywood standards. A little bit of a casting scramble. The two actors that the fans want. Is ian summer halter or matt bomer. Reporter: Everyone's getting hot under the collar. For "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. This is a real problem. I'm agreeing with ian summer holder. I agree with that. First, an unforgettable tv reunion ahead this morning. The cast of "the waltons" back

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