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Charlie Hunnam: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' as Christian Grey!!!

Charlie Hunnam: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' as Christian Grey!!!

Charlie Hunnam has officially landed the role of Christian Grey in the highly anticipated movie Fifty Shades of Grey!

The news was confirmed by E.L. James, the author of the book series.

“The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey,” E.L. wrote on Twitter.

It was announced just minutes beforehand that Dakota Johnson will be playing the role of Anastasia Steele in the film, based on the bestselling book series.

The film follows Anastasia, a young college graduate who has a sexual awakening with Christian Grey, a young businessman who introduces her into S&M.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Charlie Hunnam joining Fifty Shades of Grey?

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  • lola

    Matt Bomer is trending worldwide on Twitter for 30 minutes now, and Charlie hasn’t even for 1 seconds…so I guess the fans don’t approve at all with this choice.

  • sarah

    LOL, NO, thanks but HELL NO.

  • miMI30

    WTF? Dakota Johnson? Worst casting EVER!

    I love Charlie but no way he looks the part!

    Emilia Clarke and Matt Boomer should have been cast.

  • ken

    OMG at fans on twitter now campaigning for Bomer. Maybe Matt Bomer didn’t want the role? The whole thing is career suicide imo.. Smart move by him because it looks like the movie could become a mess. Its taken them more than a year to cast people… bad sign?
    I feel bad for Charlie though if this movie really does get made and flops hard. I loved him in Pacific Rim.

  • Missy

    I remember: Nobody wanted Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen! And then what happend? Rest of the story is history. So keep calm and wait for the finish movie.

  • wtf

    He surely looks porno!

  • BebeLush

    I love Charlie, so this works for me. And whose the blonde chick? Can’t possibly be Ana!

  • Anon

    He will be FABULOUS!

  • Roberta Tatarin

    Matt Bomer is my Christian Grey!!!

  • ….

    he’s hot

    she’s not


    As I recall, the twihards were outraged at the Twi casting of Rob Pattinson, calling him ugly and all sorts of foul names (ditto the Bella casting), and of course Pattinson and Stewart went on to become the biggest most famous actors in the world second to only Brangelina, and the movie made BILLIONS. Congrats Charlie and Dakota, I’m sure this is the start of a wonderful career in film.

  • allison

    Dakota Johnson was in The Social Network for about a minute opposite Timberlake. She was in underwear. Lots of guys noticed. I have a feeling she is not getting the role because of her acting.
    I mean really this book is terrible. Mostly it’s a hit because of the soft porn.

  • Samara

    She describes Christian grey like a matt bomer,ian somerhalder or hendry cavill, and cast the total opposite..what an idiot!

  • allison

    @ken: Actually he should have taken the role if offered. An opening gay guy acting in this movie would have been great step for the movie industry. Especially if the movie is a major success.

  • NONO

    what’s that??????? a joke? because this movie will be a crap. change your cast now !!!! isn’t too late

  • Nics

    NO NO NO NO!!!! Christian is Jensen Ackles… since he didn’t have any interest, it should’ve gone to Henry Cavill or Ian Somerhalder. This guy is NOT hot! And as for ‘Dakota Johnson’, never even heard of her!!

  • Nana

    I mean visually those 2 dont look like Christian Grey and Anasstasia Steele. There should have picked others visually.

    But my guess is that known actors did not want ot be associated with doing that film anyway and perhaps the producers had to look somewhere else an actor not so unknown so with this movie it will launch his career more. As for the lady who will play Anastassia Steele, mayne it was the same business deal, a not so known actress and with this movie it will help her career more but to be honest I havent seen this lady in any movie. In what movies she has been??

    I dont see the guy that kinky to play Christian Grey, he does not have that erotic sensual behavior or look to play that role. There are other actors who oozes sensuality and erotism those (Ian, Henry, Matt or any other with that paricular feature) should had played the role.

    This Charlie is handsome sure but it lacks something to play Christian Grey. I hope he can give us a surprise and play the role very well as so does the girl otherwise the movie will go down hill.

  • Amy

    This casting is a joke. I haven’t read the books but I’ve heard enough about them online and they don’t look like how the characters are described in them.

    Also I thought they might make a decent screenplay from this series, something similar to Secretary, but considering who they’ve cast I guess they just want it to be a straight to dvd movie.

  • Ana Steele

    @Nics: I love me some Charlie Hunnam but he’s too adorable and likeable for the role. Maybe Henry or Jensen, but no Ian Somerhalder for sure. It would be disaster, totally ridiculous. He’s not manly enough and he’s quite short. But of course if they made 50 shades about dwarfs ;)


    Dakota is ok, but this guy as CG???!!!! GRRRR NOOOOOO it should have been Henry Cavill *sobs*

  • Doppelganger

    Does anyone know exactly how true to the book the movie adaptation is going to be? If the movie follows through with the book in terms of imagery and sex scenes, I can see it getting an NC-17 rating, thus turning many other actors and actresses off by it.

  • Nina

    NOOO CHARLIE WHY what was he thinking smh

  • niagirl

    E.L James stated she wanted RPutz. Again he’s turned down by another woman. Best you should you never wanted that part, even though you invited her to your home and partied with her. Lol so embarrassing.

  • Putain

    I remember him from QAF.

  • rdh

    Didn’t like the books…won’t watch the movie…feel sorry for the actors as this could be a career killer. Maybe they will get smart and reconsider.

  • covey

    yawn who cares?????????/

  • hfijf

    funny that ian somerhalder was really wanting this role, but apparently he wasn’t even a consideration haha

  • Georgia

    He needs to darken his hair to be believable in the part he is playing. Just sayin’ :)

  • Vee

    Love, Charlie. Now, I’ll watch the movie.

  • kds

    This casting sucks. The movie is not going to live up to the hype. Dakota Johnson is not even close to Ana’s character. Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey. REALLY. They may have great chemistry however that does not mean they are the right for the part. WHAT THE HELL! Thanks but no Thanks.

  • Amy


    He didn’t want it; his fans wanted him to be in it.

  • kds

    The director husband would have even been a better choice as Christian Grey. Who is the casting Director. DUMB casting decision.

  • reeven

    Is this gonna be a Tv movie?

  • alice

    I want to vomit.

  • alice

    Why?WHY? WHY him?? Charlie Hunnam?????
    The nice and right choice is Henry Cavill or Matt Bomer.

  • Lulani

    Charlie seriously really!?!?
    After all those years of carefully picking your roles?! Really!?
    I have to admit though i will see it even if its shite just for Charlie lol
    But I’m a bit disappointed that he’s getting involved with this project
    I just hope that its been seriously changed up and is better than what ive heard about the books lol

  • Loki

    I think it’s a major downgrade for him, but they guy can definitely play smouldering. Hope this doesn’t derail his career.

  • Aimee

    Excuse me, but you haters are missing the point.

    50 Shades is a guaranteed profit-maker (won’t go so far as to say blockbuster just yet) simply because of the books’ status.

    Charlie is gorgeous! He roughs it up for SOA but omg, check out pacific rim, he is SOOO cute! Very modest and funny too.

    These films will make these two actors into stars to watch. And provide a nice paypacket too!.

  • Brenn

    OMG – so wrong!

  • Pat

    It was said it was their chemistry that got them the parts! I think it will be interesting and maybe pretty good. They look like they could carry the parts. The books are not just porn, but their relationship, so can be a good movie.

  • mv

    God this is insane. Christian is supposed to be beautiful. Is Charlie getting reconstructive surgery before the role….??? I hope so. He is unattractive.:( I am so miserable. My Holiday destroyed.

  • Deedz

    Why Charlie? Why? D:

  • jen

    @Rose: couldn’t have agreed with you more… he is wayyy too good for this

  • veronica

    DON’T LIKE THE CAST AT ALL. I also thought we should wait for the chemistry etc but the look just doesn’t work for me. We already had CG and Ana summed up in our heads and the guy from Vampire Diaries works perfectly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I hope they cast Elena properly!!!! Angelina Jolie can play that role coz Sharon Stone is old now.

    I DON’T LIKE THE CAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • BeautyBarbie

    come and download it I am watching the movie in my notebook rigth know.

  • jghawaii

    I bet it will be on Netflix within the first month it’s release since it’s bound to be a flop without the right actor for the part of Christian. They put out a great video preview with Henry Cavill and then didn’t hire him.

  • pep

    he’s too old, too round, too fat to be christian. he even has no neck.
    the girl is also not so innocent, too old. it starts with a big failure. cannot imagine how the movie will be like

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