Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam has nabbed one of the most talked-about roles in Hollywood with his casting in the upcoming adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. Hunnam will star in the film as the male lead, Christian Grey, a businessman with a taste for kinky sex.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
We could have warned you to expect this Fifty Shades of Outrage. Long before the official announcement, rumors about who'd win the hot and heavy lead role caused some incredibly heated exchanges here on YourTango (especially when we dared to suggest Ian Somerhalder wasn't the right choice for the part).
Even though news that Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey in the upcoming, and already infamous, Fifty Shades of Grey movie has been out for almost a week, people are still not accepting it. Far from it. On Thursday, 40,000 fans had already signed a petition posted to Change.org. It reads:
With hot casting news, there's no doubt the most talked-about book right now is E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey. So you've devoured the sexual history of Anastasia and Christian and loved every dominant and submissive minute. Now what? As you eagerly await the first trailer, satiate your need for more with these erotic encounters.
Now that Charlie Hunnam is set to star in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' as Christian Grey, it got us wondering about his love life and the women who may or may not have provided inspiration for role.
Charlie Hunnam, the newly cast Christian Grey, is no stranger to commitment—unlike his big-screen counterpart. From 1999-2002, the British hunk was married to American actress Katharine Payne Towne. Fast forward a few years, and he's been dating his current girlfriend, Morgana McNelis, since 2007.
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Selecting Christian Grey: It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it! We can't imagine the laundry list of names that came across the producers' desks (Ian Somerhalder, Henry Cavill and Matt Bomer—oh my!), but in the end they went with a hunky actor who will surely do the role justice. Hey there, Charlie Hunnam.
It's here! The day we've all been waiting for: E.L. James just announced the casting of Christian and Ana. What do you think, will these two do the title characters justice?
Our hopes are officially up. Time's been ticking for a while now, and there's still no confirmation on which two lucky actors will bring Fifty Shades of Grey's title roles to the big screen. While director Sam Taylor-Johnson and author E.L. James have been mum on any and all rumors, studio sources reportedly told Cinema Blend that announcements will be made after Labor Day.
The casting for the film adaption of popular soccer-mom porn Fifty Shades of Grey seems like it's been going on forever, with buzz intensifying every time a new actor is mentioned to take on the role of S&M enthusiast Christian Grey. But what about White Collar and Magic Mike star Matt Bomer?
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We were happily minding our own business, daydreaming about Henry Cavill, Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake for the part of Mr. Grey, when three new speculations hit our RSS feed (yes, we have an RSS feed for this kind of news).
A recent journal article purports abuse in the erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. I proclaim erotic fantasy.
As it turns out, Mr. Blurred Lines has more in common with the tortured billionaire than you might think.
Last week a collective cry was heard 'round the world when a source overheard Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James tell folks at Comic Con that Ian Somerhalder would not be donning the silver tie and playing every woman's S&M fantasy, Christian Grey. Take a deep breath, ladies. We know how hard it was to hear that.
Wake up your inner goddesses: The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie is less than a year away!