Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey. (hollywoodreporter.com) Official story is that Sons of Anarchy's "immersive TV schedule" is to blame, but apparently there's speculation about other causes. They need to find another dude soon to make that August 2014 release date.
I know nothing about the book, other than what my wife has graphically detailed. But just based on that, he didn't seem like a fit for the role. I envision him in superhero film-type role (see: Rim, Pacific).
BTW, I strongly dislike Jax's character on SoA this season.
Originally posted by Mayhem BTW, I strongly dislike Jax's character on SoA this season.
You're supposed to.
I didn't agree with the casting when it happened and I'm very happy that it "fell through". It's going to be a mess of a movie, one that he doesn't need to be attached to. I respect him as an actor. He isn't the best, but I like what he does and have felt that way since Green Street Hooligans.
Not having actually read the book(s), I'm still sure he would have been fine in the part -- if for no other reason than that he's, like, hot & stuff. :-) And he's a better actor than needing to exclusively do "man grunt" roles. But I'm glad this fell through too. As Stefonics said, it is absolutely going to be "a mess of a movie", in addition to showing up well after that ship has sailed. And really, would he want to have to do the chat show tour for this thing?
Its not like you don't see his ass once a season anyway. The thing is the role is going to have so much press, its a career maker to some degree. Yet, Charlie's first love is Jax which he has stated in multiple interviews. I just hope when they do Pacific Rim 2, they get him back for it. And yeah, thanks to China, we are more than likely is going to happen. I just wish nothing for the best for him. How is this season anyway?
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
Now that I've read book one, I'm trying super hard not to be annoying. (Or more annoying than usual.) Actually, I'm loving the scenes not in the book. They're an extra treat - fleshing out stuff only hinted at in the book.