50 Shades of Grey Looking for Leading Man AGAIN!
October 12, 2013 Leave a comment
Let the rumor mill start again. One of the biggest casting decisions of recent years is about to start over.
Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of playing Christian Grey in the upcoming big screen adaptation of the popular erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey. Hunnam’s schedule for filming ‘Sons of Anarchy’ conflicted with the shooting schedule for ’50 Shades.’ I guess you could say he was handcuffed (probably naughty fuzzy ones).
Despite the reports that scheduling was the key factor, numerous sources are saying Hunnam simply got cold feet about attaching his name to the popular book series. In my opinion, he is almost guaranteed a 3-4 film deal that would have been his biggest break to date. In that type of scenario you MAKE the scheduling work.
The author of the popular series tweeted earlier today.
Hunnam was cast alongside newcomer Dakota Johnson (playing Anastasia Steele) in the adaptation of the book. The film had only recently begun casting secondary roles, and had added ‘Contagion’ star Jennifer Ehle to the cast as Anastasia’s mother.
The clock is now ticking for Universal and Focus Features to find a replacement for Hunnam, as the film is set to begin shooting soon for a target August 2014 debut.
Will Matthew Bomer (star of White Collar) get the call? The fan driven petition for Bomar made lots of noise during the first round of casting. Regardless, ladies everywhere will be dialed in and awaiting the decision of their fantasy man.
Who would you all like to see? Let us know!