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Charlie Hunnam

Bails on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie

10/12/2013 12:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sorry ladies ... Charlie Hunnam has just dropped out of the big screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- and it's all because of his role on "Sons of Anarchy."

According to reports ... the decision was made because Hunnam wasn't able to "adequately prepare" for the role due to his "immersive" TV schedule.

Makes sense, since filming was supposed to begin on the movie later this month -- but just days ago Hunnam was talking up how seriously he had been taking the role ... so it's pretty surprising.

Ian Somerhalder, your move.

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Mr. Pukey    

ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

376 days ago
2.

New Orleans    

Really! What actor wouldn't want their rep to be permanently tarnished by starring in porn this craptastic?

376 days ago
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RobinD323    

Clint Eastwood's son is the PERFECT man for the job. He's FINE!

376 days ago
4.

ketjo    

That is one smart man......cause whom ever gets this role will be labeled for the rest of his career....this is nothing but a porn movie if they go by the book which was really only a weak fools dream of romance....Sorry but being a victim is not my cup of tea...or coffee or hell anything ....

376 days ago
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Aileen (Canada)    

Oh please - Ian Somerhalder is not even remotely good looking and certainly not stunningly gorgeous, as Christian Grey is supposed to be! Charlie Hunman would have been wonderful in the role! Shame!

376 days ago
6.

Azi    

Oh well ! Now it's time for lunch. NEXT !

376 days ago
7.

brittfrance    

PAGING MATT BOMER!!!!!!!!!!!

Please casting directors....PLEASE.

376 days ago
8.

snowy    

no one wanted him to be Mr Grey anyway!

376 days ago
9.

Tab    

The books are so badly written, no way could there be a good script. Producers should find a no name looking for fame. Any actor wanting to be legitimized won't get it from this film.

376 days ago
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BigMacIsBack    

Thank you, Charlie. You've got a pretty damn good track record this far in your career, it'd be a damn shame to only be remembered for starring in this crapfest. Looks like the club voted for this movie to meet Mr. Mayhem! Lol

376 days ago
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MidnightBeast    

Good. Now I don't have to watch it, since he seemed to be the only positive thing this film had going for it. Bring on more Jax Teller!

376 days ago
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jason m    

nope,,,i dont beleive this for a second,,,since the moment he was mentioned for this role there has been tons of bad press,,,nobody was really digging him,,,so i think the head honcho's got together,,,and told him he had to go,,,but they would give him the curtisey of making it seem like it was his doing,,,not there's,,,,,oh well

376 days ago
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Observer    

"adequately prepare" for the role due to his "immersive" TV schedule.
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That's Bull. There's another reason.
That 'schedule'.... easy as pie.
Prepare? For what? Speaking lines?

Ask Anthony Hopkins.... he asks for a 'few seconds' and he's right into character.
Most of these actors nowadays simply 'read lines' and are the SAME in EVERY role.

So there's another reason he backed out.

376 days ago
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nof    

Casting replacement thought(s):


Charley Sheen, Lamar Odom, Bruce Jenner, maybe the Giants Tom Coughlin.


Mickey Rourke if you want it to do box.


Give him enough money - The Mick'll whale on anyone -

376 days ago
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Violette-Blue    

Smart move. This movie is going to kill all careers. It's a real horribly written book and the movie is just going to probably go straight to dvd. I was shocked someone has hot as CH would even consider doing a piece of crap movie like this to begin with.

376 days ago
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