Charlie Hunnam Quits ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ Christian Grey Role is Open Again

Charlie Hunnam, who had been cast to play the highly-coveted role as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the bestselling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey," has quit the project.


Universal Pictures and Focus Features, in a joint statement, announced on Saturday:

“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.”

Hunnam, known for his role in the Guillermo del Toro directed Sci-fi movie “Pacific Rim,” won the coveted role of Grey in September. The 33-year-old had withdrawn from the film due to conflicts with the schedule of his TV series “Sons of Anarchy.”

There’s a strong buzz that TV actors Matt Bomer (“White Collar”) and Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”) are top contenders as Hunnam’s replacement for the role.

Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

2 Comments on Charlie Hunnam Quits ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ Christian Grey Role is Open Again

  1. ryan gosling would play the role pefectly,he’s sexy,gentle,rough,& his body is tough! admired by men,loved by women…enough said about this young,extremely talented gentleman(his study,training etc. has made him a true well rounded gem for this trilogy!)

  2. Justin Hartley(Emily Owens MD) fits the role as well.

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