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Charlie Hunnam Drops Out Of Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie! Find Out Deets HERE!!!

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Holy whips and chains!

It seems like only yesterday that the casting news spilled as Fifty Shades of Grey announced it had its super scandalicious leads. But now it looks like the big search is back on for one of the deliciously naughty stars who will be ready to dive head first into the world of S&M.

It was announced today that Charlie Hunnam has chickened out bailed due to other obligations as Universal Pictures commented:

"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."

Not our Christian Grey! We - and likely Dakota Johnson - were totes excited for all his shirtless seksiness about to take over the big screen!

But with Sons of Anarchy being a huge hit and all, we can totes understand his schedule conflict.

We just hope Ian Somerhalder is free to fill those billionaire sexaholic shoes. Maybe??

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84 comments to “Charlie Hunnam Drops Out Of Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie! Find Out Deets HERE!!!”

  1. deejay says – reply to this


    Good. He wasn't the right fit anyway. Now if only Dakota would drop out too…

  2. 2

    Huch Jackman!!! Lil botox and shaven and he would be perfect!

  3. heaven says – reply to this


    yay…now dakota just needs to drop out!!!!

  4. share says – reply to this


    Made my day! We need Ana recast, too!

  5. 5

    A lot of people were predicting that he'd bail on it and I seriously doubt it has anything to do with his schedule, because everyone knew exactly what that was prior to him signing on. What I've been hearing is that practically everyone he knows has been warning him against doing it, because it's considered a career killer. That is most likely the reason, not this "no time to prepare" BS. There is no way Ian would do it. They're going to have to find someone who is practically unknown. At this point, I'm starting to wonder if it will ever get made at all, apparently the script is even worse than the book.

  6. Marie says – reply to this


    Hunnam is filming a 12 episodes a year Tv Show, Ian Somerhalder a 22 episodes per year one. If Hunnam couldn't find the time, do the math.

  7. 7

    Now, if only Ben Affleck would drop out of Batman too….

  8. magicpie33 says – reply to this


    Thank Goodness! This guy was not right.

  9. 9

    I'm really getting sick and tired over all you haters!!! The guy may not have been everyones fantasy man, but who cares??????? He is an actor that would have played the role to its perfection, and for those of you who doubt that, you obviously haven't seen any of his work. And you most definitely cannot appreciate a beautiful man with an amazing body, who was willing and able to do the full nudity without using a body double! Now we will have to settle for some unknown looking to get his big break and that will most definitely backfire on all those haters!!!! Its in part to these haters, the negative feedback and media attention on this matter that made the guy bail. It's really unfortunate, because he would have been excellent in the role!!!

  10. 10

    Am i the only one who wants DiCaprio as Christian?

  11. 11


  12. 12

    Wise move.

  13. Maria says – reply to this


    Good choice, Mr. Hunnam!

  14. 14

    Re: BabyBluez03 – I agree…the haters need to shut up. He's a great actor and HOT…they couldn't see past the beard & long hair for his TV show. Alot of them actually made an effort to watch him on SOA and changed their minds about him. He's too good for this role, anyway. He would have become a permanent joke.

  15. Pam says – reply to this



  16. 16

    Re: Pam – I for one would have loved to see Ryan Gosling or Henry Cavill in the role, but lets be honest…it will never happen. We were lucky that they were able to cast Charlie Hunnam and because of all those haters he dropped the role. Now we will have to wait and see what no name they come up with. I'm annoyed!!!

  17. Miz says – reply to this


    Re: PamRe: BabyBluez03 – does he look like 27 to you?

  18. 18

    Okay, before everyone boos and hisses at me, just hear me out and try to understand. I read 'Fifty Shades of Grey' years ago when it was still just an online 'Twilight' fan fiction called 'Master of The Universe', where yes…Christian was called Edward and Ana was Bella. During the time that she was currently writing it and posting it chapter by chapter online was in the middle of the whole Twilight books/movies craze, so whether I liked it or not I already had a built in picture of the characters in the story, because they had already been brought to life by real life actors in the Twilight movies. Following me so far? So whether or not you like Robert Pattinson (and trust…I throw up over Kristen Stewart) I knew that even once the fan fic was turned into a book with different names, I was still going to hold this images in my head. I knew that all the new people to the story would also come up with their idea of how they looked based on your imagination, but at least you got that much. I already had an idea given to me before reading because they were sort of based on pre-existing characters. With all that said, I am not disappointed that Charlie pulled out. I knew I was going to have a much harder time feeling any actor stepping into the role, but he was just ALL wrong for me.

  19. 19

    OH PLEASE IAN!!! OR MATT BOMER! *sigh* that would be so perfect…*sigh again*

  20. 20

    RYAN PHILLIPPE !!!! LOL That's my lover from back in the day.

  21. Bia (@biamomoa) says – reply to this


    IAN SOMERHALDER, PLEASE!!!!!!! The one and only ChristIAN Grey!!!!!

  22. Jo says – reply to this


    Re: PaulineAH – Totally agree - I read it as MOTU as well and still have it on my computer as a download, complete with the pictures of Robert Pattinson as Edward/ Christian. I've always pictured Christian as RP, ELJ describes him as 6'1", just f*k*d hair, grey eyes etc etc, so I wouldn't bother seeing the film with anyone else in it. Rob wouldn't do it for all the money on the earth as it is going to be crap and the films he is involved with at the moment are quality independent films with great directors. The books were a bit of escapist rubbish that we all had a giggle over and made ELJ a very rich lady - good luck to her but let's leave it at that and send the film and it's script to the junk yard.

  23. susan says – reply to this


    As much as I would love for Ian to play in the Movie, it would be impossible for Him to do it, He will be taping TVD until april. So I really dont care who playes in it, since i was going to see the Movie because of Ian Somerhalder.

  24. 24

    Of course he dropped out. The books were total shit, and what actor who wants a career in film thinks doing mommy porn is a good idea?
    Re: Nicky007 – and Re: BabyBluez03 – Shut up BOTH of you. Just because most don't like the loser doesn't make them haters. It makes them people who disagree with your dreadful taste. You liberal fucks should all be euthanized because I'm fucking sick to death of you being assholes about other people's opinions. You two pieces of shit can fuck right off. Please just DIE.

  25. FSOG... says – reply to this


    Good move Charlie..Dakota you should leave also ..PH drop the idea of making a movie now ..people r getting bored n not interested..it wont work anymore n movie will be flop ..

    BTW make TV series , Ian Somerhalder will rock as CG and it might work for audience

  26. 26

    It better not be Ian S. He's hot for sure but every scene I'll be expecting the fangs to come out.

  27. 27

    I bet it's gonna be Liam.

  28. Lily says – reply to this



  29. Sam says – reply to this



  30. Erin says – reply to this


    I hope this means they will recast BOTH roles. Dakota is so not Ana Steele. She is GOD AWFUL for the role and hardly anyone wants her for the part. I hope she will either drop herself, or be replaced.

  31. borednow says – reply to this


    Re: The Truthinator

    You sound a little unstable. Perhaps you should speak to someone about your rather aggressive response to opinions that differ from yours. Scary.

  32. 32

    Keep Ian Someholder out of it, this movie will ruin him, keep him on Vampire Diaries, not a stupid movie like this, sorry 50 Shades Of Grey fans, he chickened out because 50 Shades Of Grey is creepy, and acting that out in a movie is messed up, no actor wants that role.

  33. Ian-my cg always says – reply to this


    Ian and Alexis Bledel were my choice since day one , i picture them as ana n christian after reading the book ..but ELJames was so confident about her choice.. i m happy charlie realised n pulled out..Dakota you shud follow Charlie..

    ELJAMES go b beg Ian Somerhalder now ….

  34. Sam says – reply to this


    Now that this has happened they need to start fresh and recast BOTH roles. Dakota has got to go! She is so not Ana.

  35. 35

    Re: The Truthinator – Go fuck yourself and stop preaching, loser.

  36. 36

    Re: Jo – I know. I always pictured R-Patz in the role for the reasons I listed, and I have actually met Icy (ELJ) when it was still a fan fic and spoken to her on a few occasions afterwards (probably the latest was shortly after all hell broke lose with 50 Shades and the media), so it is often hard for me to even accept that the rest of the world is in on our little underground story, and Hollywood and sites like Perez even know about it, but I still support her and this endeavor. I will see it when it comes out on film, but just like with all written stories…they are never as good as films, so I will go in to the theater and support her and what is there but not expect it, or the rest of the world's opinion to be what it was for us fans who read it back in the day when it wasn't on the minds of everyone in the world.

  37. 37

    Sorry but I have a feeling this movie is going to flop. May do well the first week or two as it has its fans (I am not one, someone gave me the book on vacation 1-2 years ago and after the first few pages I left it for the maid) and they will probably show up to support it, then I think it will slowly tank. Probably a good decision on his part.

  38. do u think says – reply to this


    Re: FSOG… – are u stupid it don't make no scene 2 do a tv series whatever u say so u shut up and them not goin 2 pick ian somerhalder they will pick MATT BOWEN

  39. 39

    I respect anyone's opinions that think the books/story sucked, but just like haters with pop music…there is a reason they are popular/best sellers. A lot more people than not enjoyed them. If you don't like them…don't listen or read. Stop hating on something that others like. Just like a lot of other posts that Perez puts up about actors or musicians that I don't even know or follow, I just don't post. You can post with a negative "review", but to call it complete crap just because you don't like it is so dumb.

  40. Cathy says – reply to this


    I would love Brad Pitt in that movie. I dont care if is too old for the role. Anyways is not like they have enough money to get him!!!

  41. shang says – reply to this


    i can't believe he drop the role i was starting 2 like the man but now he disappoint alot of peoples but i think he drop the roles because of the fans was saying bad stuff about and he feel effected and drop the role not for tv schedule now all the fifty shades of grey fans got 2 wait long again who them put for christian grey

  42. ally says – reply to this


    Seriously, I like the idea someone mentioned. Eff the movie, how about HBO picks it up for a series. Make it better, keep the hot stuff hot…ya know, don't vanilla it up too much. Unknowns for the roles, sexy sexy uhh uhhh once a week for 12 or so weeks. I'm in. Done.

  43. Rashida says – reply to this


    When I read the book, I pictured Christian Bale as Mr. Grey

  44. alejandraa89 says – reply to this


    MATT BOMER Please!!!!

  45. 45

    quick speed dial henry cavill

  46. 46

    Sign up here if you are interested some online part time jobs!! b­ℴ­w­6­.­ℂ­o­m

  47. Lalalong says – reply to this


    Re: heaven – Exactly!!!

  48. Amanda says – reply to this


    Re: michellt – seriously? -_-

  49. Jenn says – reply to this


    MATT BOMER! oh my damn, use him instead!

  50. Rowe says – reply to this



  51. Shaz says – reply to this


    Yeah, Ian would be perfect!!!

  52. mhoudi says – reply to this


    ughhh frikin DUMBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB women and people thinkin Ian Somerhalder or frikin Matt Bomer for playing christian grey!! bahhhhhhhhhhh they both look sooo gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy WTH thats sooo not even close to what Christian Grey character is! Charlie Hunnam was perfect!!!! Feeling very dissapointed and annoyed…

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  54. Demi's Fat Ass says – reply to this


    I actually DON'T want Ian Somerhalder for the role because it'll ruin his career irreparably. Perhaps an unknown or smaller actor instead?

  55. Shimmy says – reply to this


    Thank g-d, now he concentrate on getting decent roles instead of this tripe.

  56. phatnat77 says – reply to this


    Re: deejay – agreed

  57. phatnat77 says – reply to this


    Re: michellt – nah he is too old

  58. phatnat77 says – reply to this


    Re: ickynicky – Ian S said he would like the role as his regular role gives him plenty of experience with younger women

  59. Hipsta Please says – reply to this


    has he finally read the material

  60. Amanda says – reply to this


    Yay! Now they should replace him with Ian Somerhalder. It would be even better if they got rid of Dakota and gave the part to Emma Watson or Alexis Bledel.

  61. megs says – reply to this


    Good for you, Charlie! Loved you in everything you've done so far - great acting chops and soooo easy to look at ;) You'd have kicked ass as CG if the script was well done but quite frankly - do you really need the risk, the negative buzz? and you've got that totally amazing woman in your life - glad you walked.

  62. Marleneemm says – reply to this


    Why haven't you suggested one of your very favourite people for the role?
    ALEXANDER SKARSGARD would be perfect to play "Christian Grey"
    I've always seen him as an "Older,well established man" not an "up & Comer"
    Check out a book/film called "THE LOVE MACHINE"
    It was written in 1967 by Jacquline Sussan, who also wrote "The Valley of the Doll's"
    Christian Grey reminds me of a character called "Robin Stone" in the book/film.

  63. Nicky says – reply to this


    I wish Ashton Kutcher was in the role of Christian.

  64. Des0514 says – reply to this


    Re: BabyBluez03 – I agree with you 100%

  65. Pau says – reply to this


    Yeah, sure…"schedule conflict." - that's how it's called now? hahah
    When there was a chaos about 50s cast, the only interview Dana Brunetti gave to calm down everyrone, he said AVAILABILITY was one of the things going on at selecting charlie as CG, are you telling me he lied to all of us?!
    OMG I can't believe it! *cuak* They made a contract & announce charlie as the official CG without checking his schedule? Really?…
    Everyone knows that wasn't his reason to go. But whatever.
    Now we are hoping dakota drops out too, they were so insistent about chemistry present that I might say they will have to prove it again with the "new" CG casted! Maybe that chemistry wont be there & dakota will have to go too, hopefully!

    Now, why not Matt? I don't want him to be on 50s anymore because he clearly deserves better & already have great jobs coming, but can't understand why so close minded about him when everyone wants him.

    Yeah, I think Ian will be delighted to accept the role since he's been complainig so much about not being picked, but what a low selfsteem must have the one accepting this part!
    This movie needs to disappear. But that would be really human of them.
    I bet they really need the money now, that happens for being arrogant & believing they're more than they really are, be humble you famous people!

  66. Joey says – reply to this


    I hated this choice at first, but then I started watching Sons of Anarchy to see how the choice was. He still looks nothing like Christian Grey, but I started to like him a lot. The guy's a talented actor and he's got a lot of charisma. He could have made it a really good movie. Now I'm wishing it was Melanie Griffith's daughter that got aced, because she's the one that's going to wreck the movie.

  67. cerette says – reply to this


    Re: ickynicky – that's exactly what I think…..

  68. thetruthhurts says – reply to this


    Thank God.

    All the female ”haters” ( those who want a a more ”slick” aka USA /CWnetwork approved option) will be happy.So they probably settle on someone who cannot act to save their lives.

    More importantly, all the sons of anarchy fans are estatic. Dude has an image to uphold and being part of this obvious deathtrap is not the way to go.I am so happy that he passed.

    On the downside i probably need to visit this movie with my girlfriend and it is now garanteed to be absolute shit. Luckily i still have some time to come up with an excuse to get out of it.

  69. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Pam – That could certainly work. Agree.

  70. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: trinigirl123 – That could work too. He can be edgy. Gosling #1., Phillipe #2.

  71. 71

    Perez, I believe Henry Cavill should step in as Christian Grey. He is not too old like Hugh Jackman, and he is very much an up and coming actor. Anyone who denies that he doesn't look just like the description of Christian Grey is blind! Henry Cavill!!! If he doesn't have time to prepare for the role than it should be noted that since Henry stepped out of the role, NO actor has time to prepare. If Henry Cavill can't do it, than Matt Bomer or Ian S.

  72. 72

    Re: HolenEK – I meant since Charlie exited the role

  73. 73

    Re: Amanda – Emma Watson said she would never, ever star in this movie. She tweeted it.

  74. 74

    Re: michellt – Hugh is too old

  75. 75

    Re: Miz – I really, really want Henry Cavill to play Christian Grey. Don't think Gosling would agree to the part.

  76. 76

    Re: mhoudi – Henry Cavill does not look gay, mhoudi.

  77. 77

    Re: PaulineAH
    I kind of understand your point about haters but the thing that makes me mad about the hype around the books is that they are poor quality. They're basically harlequin romance novels. Sure, a lot of people enjoy them (just like formulaic chick flicks etc.) but it doesn't make them good. I can enjoy films and books I know are crap - but they are still crap.

    Plus I think rage many people feel about 50 Shades (and Twilight) is understandable because the underlying messages in the books are pretty iffy.

  78. Sam says – reply to this


    Dakota needs to be replaced too! She is NOT Ana Steele! The fans don't want her. More people liked Charlie than they do her.

  79. Jackie says – reply to this


    Re: Des0514 – Ashton Kutcher for Christian Grey - are you kidding me? He is such a "boy"…. yikes.

  80. potato says – reply to this


    ian somerhold can suck my balls. yall are crazy if you think he is more gorgeous than charlie hunnam

  81. bytchface says – reply to this


    Good for him…he's FAR above this shit.

  82. Lisa says – reply to this


    Re: share – YES, exactly my thoughts. Re cast Ana too.

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  84. cheers718 says – reply to this


    Sorry Matt might be cute and all but he is too gay to play this part… seriously it is awkward enough on Whit Collar when he has romantic or even just kissing moments ….