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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Christian Bale

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Christian Bale

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Both are tooooo young...recast them both.....

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Jesse Metcalf from Dallas

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all those homosexzual rumours were hitting him hard.............

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Does anyone actually even still care about this movie? I honestly don't see a point in it.

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They need to start fresh now that this has happened and recast BOTH roles! Dakota isn't Ana anyway and needs to be replaced!

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@ Sam

I completely agree with you, she should have been recasted not him.

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I dont see a black man in the poll are the producers RACIST ?!! What about Louis Gossett Jr or Billy D ?? C'mon aint that the hollywood way to shit upon black women and white men by mixing it up?? Haha Ciao

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Dakota needs to be replaced while they're at it.

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