Charlie Hunnam Drops Out of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

The actor's intense TV schedule is the reason for his departure. Universal Studios is now looking for a new Christian Grey.

Charlie Hunnam drops out of Fifty Shades of Grey
Charlie Hunnam drops out of Fifty Shades of Grey
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of the highly coveted role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, Universal Studios announced today.

The actor's long, intense and often-sporadic shooting schedule was the reason given for the actor's departure. Though, it has long been rumored that the actor was going to bail on the project anyway.

Here is the official statement from Universal Pictures.

"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."

Charlie Hunnam would have starred opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jennifer Ehle as her mom in the August, 2014 release.

Based on the best selling novel by E.L. James, the film adaptation is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy). The story follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele.

Universal Pictures is now looking for Charlie Hunnam's replacement.

Fifty Shades of Grey comes to theaters February 13th, 2015 and stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Rita Ora. The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

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Comments (14)

  1. skywise

    I am sure this will male many may women happy.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mr-k Pretty sure it's standard for the content of the book

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  3. The Knight Has Risen

    Bullet - dodged.

    1 year agoby @thehost91Flag

  4. OhhmeohhMy

    Well I thought this was a good choice. Well First he is not a well known actor. Second I think he could have proved you guys wrong. He is such a bad boy in SOA. I just had a feeling that feeling that this would have been good for him and his career. And he needed this big break on to th silver screen. He is a very good actor. He is awsome on SOA. But it is what it is. His shooting schedule was to busy. So hopefully they will find a really good replacement.

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  5. Mr.K

    Good move man. F*ck this overhyped 50 Shades Of Grey bullsh*t up the butt-hole.

    1 year agoby @mr-kFlag

  6. MovieManiac

    He's too good for this crap anyways.

    1 year agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  7. thedude-abides

    @shuabert Took the words right out of my mouth. Never thought he was right for this.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  8. Brizzy

    He has no idea how much this decision saved his career..

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  9. kingbrady

    he didnt fit the role anyways, Fassbender maybe too expensive to get at this point, Matt Bomer has been mentioned and fans petitioned or some sh*t to have Hunnam removed and cash Bomer.

    1 year agoby @kingbradyFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    Charlie Hunnam ...WHO?.

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. Josh

    I haven't read the book, nor do I care about the movie, but I always got the feeling he was wrong for this role. Too scruffy and not suave enough. It feels like someone like Fassbender should be playing that role.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  12. Adamsandlerfggot69

    Good news. The movie will likely suck.

    1 year agoby @adamsandlerfggot69Flag

  13. AgentBlue

    I dont really care one way or the other.

    1 year agoby @agentblueFlag

  14. Basquat

    Probably the best thing to ever happen to his career

    1 year agoby @basquatFlag