Charlie Hunnam Pulls Out of 50 Shades of Grey Movie; Christian Grey to Be Recast

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Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer fans everywhere, rejoice! There's hope once again to see them portray Christian Grey on the big screen.

In shocking news announced this afternoon, Charlie Hunnam has pulled out of the role in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation.

As Jax

Hunnam, best known for his role as Jax on FX's Sons of Anarchy, has de-committed from playing Dakota Johnson's love interest in the forthcoming project.

Interestingly, previous reports hinted at Hunnam quitting Fifty Shades of Grey because of fan reactions to his initial casting in the coveted role.

Those rumors were proven erroneous, but the response was underwhelming at best. Some readers even petitioned the producers for a new Christian.

So why did he actually exit the project - which has been confirmed - now?

Universal Studios and Focus Features released a joint statement on Saturday which said that Hunnam's "immersive TV schedule" does not allow him "to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey."

The studio will recast the role and there is no word yet as to how Hunnam's premature exit will affect the film's release, presently set for August 2014.

It's time to sound off! Are you happy or sad about Charlie's exit? And now that the role is once again available, which sexy star do you hope gets it?

VOTE: Who should play Christian Grey in 50 Shades?


Ian OF COURSE!! The 2nd option is Matt Bomer. But I'd also like to see Jensen Ackles(although he's not in the list). I like Paul Wesley too, but I don't think he's good for that role.


Ian is THE BEST!!!! *_*


matt boomer has to be Christian grey he is how I imagined him while I read the book he is so right and looks very sexey and I am 72years old.


All of the stars may be well for the role of christian grey, However Ian somerhalder and Matt Boomer has the same described sexy features as in the book. It will be dissapointing to not display this charming hot chatacter. A total turn off. CANT WAIT FOR THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


They should try to get the Americans to notice the existence of the book, otherwise a brit book based in America that was never sold within America and that America has never even heard of is stupid and effed-up from the start. That means this whole book-movie nonsense and the marketing comment trolls are another brit scam from the start.


Hands down Jensen ackles definitely tired of seeing anyway just don't think he'll take the role


ian must get this role :)


I'm happy that Hunnam is out! Now all we need is that the girl - whatever her name is - will go too! Alexandra Daddario for Ana! I mean seriously, did you see her face? - WOW. and then whoever they pick for Christian ; Bomer, Cavill OR (even though Y really don't want him) Somerhalder would be great!


Ingo Rademacher should play Christian. He is exactly what I pictured him to look like while reading the book. Please ask Ingo!!!!!

Avatar THIS guy should be Christian Grey...Michael MacKenzie from Canada...currently in Taipei, on his way to Hong Kong shortly

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