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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Joe Manganiello

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James Scott

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David Boreanaz should be the one to fill this role!!! He's manly, and AMAZINGLY good looking!! And it's not like he's afraid to get nude for camera!! My vote is David Boreanaz!!

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The first time I read this book the main cast that pop in my head was ian somerhalder and alexis bledel.. to me they're perfect. . Please drop the actress too

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@ Betsy

Ian somerhalder would be perfect for the role. Matt bomer is an okay choice too but he's gay in real life; although there's nothing wrong with that but there would be lack of believability

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Well I hope they take that grandma looking girl out of the movie to then !!

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Tom Harding is the only guy listed who is manly. I'm not going to go see the movie now that Charlie pulled out. It would be the only reason I'd go see a stupid movie that basically is based on a book written for frustrated middle aged women.

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IAN SOMERHALDER !!

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They just need to take their time and not throw someone into this role! AND RECAST ANA FOR GOODNESS SAKES!

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@ Linda

I totally agree with you Linda

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they should consider Chris Hemsworth

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Chris Hemsworth!