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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People are getting way too fired up about who they want to play the role. Newsflash, the actors have to WANT to play the part.. It's not like the directors just sit around a table dicussing at random who they want. I can't believe a petition was started to get certain actors to play the role--- can you imagine how terrible the movie would be if an actor who wasn't even interested in being Christian(even if he was out of this world sexy) would be?

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@ Sarah

That's true however its a free opinion its not like it may happen only by coincidence. Chill

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Jesse Spencer (House, Chicago Fire) would be my choice!

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I think Colin Egglesfield would be a good fit!

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Chris Hemsworth aka Thor

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chris hemsworth!

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Ian Somerhalder is the only one that fits the description of CG, He is also a great Actor, and his Character in TVD , sound just like CG sounds like, complex, multilayer with a huge Wall He built around Himself. Ian plays that Character to perfection. If they cast ian i will see the Movie, but there is a huge problem, Ians schedule on TVD, He is looked in for 10 months, and they will never let him go, or give Him less Scenes, because He has to be everywhere to hold the Show together.

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TATUM CHANNING IS MY VOTE FOR CHRISTIAN GREY. CHARLIE WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT, BUT TATUM WOULD WIN MY VOTE

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Matthew Macfadyen should replace Hunnam!

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Patrick Drake
From General Hospital should play Christian Grey.

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I think Henry Cavill would make a perfect Christian Grey. He is clean cut, tall, matches the looks of Christian Grey almost perfectly and he is just dripping with sex appeal and looks like a very dominate figure.

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