Charlie Hunnam, best known from his role on the FX series Sons of Anarchy, seemed to be pretty stoked about locking down one of the lead roles in the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie, but it seems like it finally dawned on him that his legacy would end up being some shitty fanfic porno and he’s pulled out of the project altogether! Of course, his reasoning is “schedule conflicts” (like he wouldn’t have known that before signing on), but I think we all know the truth.
Here’s the statement from Universal:
“The filmmakers of Fifty Shades Of Grey and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead, given Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey.”
Aw, what a shame he’ll be letting all that “chemistry” with Dakota Johnson go to waste! Ha. In all seriousness, I’m not sure which respectable actors they’ll convince to sign on for the project. Yes, I know Twilight existed and the stars have done well, but this is seriously BDSM porn… and not only that, it’s poorly written porn. George Clooney isn’t exactly going to be waiting for the phone to ring.
So, now that the role is open again, who should take it?