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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Channing Tatum


Jim Caviezel


William Levy hands down! Is the Sexiest/hotests option to portray Christian Grey. Google him and you'll agree ๐Ÿ˜„


Jensen ackles that's who I pictured from the first words of the book.


Matt Bomer was offered the film first but declined it. I think fans should move on as he is too good for this and is booked for a couple years with TV and film.

@ Becca

He was never offered the Role,according to the Author.


No one other than Timothy Olyphant should play Christian Grey.


Robert pattinson is my first choice to play christian grey followed by kellan Lutz and then Channing Tatum.


Kellan Lutz should be in this list. He is perfect for thus roll. And he would bring in the fans.


One down and one to go. Recast both. Ian or Matt ... it will have to do with their demeanor..that will tell you


One down and one to go. Recast both. Ian or Matt ... it will have to do with their demeanor..that will tell you