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?

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John Abraham! He may be only a Bollywood actor but this could be his breakthrough role! He is sexy, charming, has a devilish look about him and a hell of an actor!

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So sad to hear that Charlie Hunnam will not be playing Christian Grey. Hearing that he was doing the role is the reason why I read the book. But now I would go see the movie if Taylor Kitsch (Battleship) was playing the part.

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Ian Somerhalder you see his eyes and it just melts your eyes

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Jensen Ackles ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!

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I would love to see Jensen Ackles play Christian Grey. There is just something about his sex appeal and those eyes!!!

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I'm sad "Jax" has pulled out! Damn that man is sexy in his own way! Very sad

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Matt Bomer hands down

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Jessie pavelka is perfect for christian grey! !

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Cam Gigandet should play CG

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These polls are not going to make any difference to who is cast , my choice is the one and only Ian Somerhalder , but unfortunately don't think any of us are goiing to get who we would like to play the part . They so know who it is as they would of had a second waiting