The Word: Charlie Hunnam drops out of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Charlie Hunnam is sticking with "Sons of Anarchy" and not "50 Shades of Grey." Credit: Getty
Charlie Hunnam is sticking with “Sons of Anarchy” and not “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Credit: Getty

Charlie Hunnam won’t be driving “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans crazy after all, as the “Sons of Anarchy” star has pulled out of the film adaptation of the hit novel, according to The Wrap.

“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,” a statement from the studios behind the film reads.

For what it’s worth, that statement is a pile of crap, as Hunnam knew his schedule before signing on. We like the explanation from Hollywoodlife.com more: “Charlie got cold feet. He wanted to get out of the movie because he was feeling like it would be his version of ‘Showgirls’ and he didn’t want to be remembered for that,” a source tells the site. “Add that with the studio execs being highly disappointed by the reaction to the casting, they wanted to start over with a clean slate.”

Luckily, comedian Rainn Wilson has offerend up his services on Twitter. “Hollywood movie studios: my Christian Grey would consist of a lot of sweating, panting, weird hairs & painful facial expressions. You in?”


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