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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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46.

Ozzie X    

He is still hawt.

378 days ago
47.

NOT ELMO    

I KNOW ALEXIS BLEDEL IS 32 BUT ALEXIS BLEDEL LOOKS SO MUCH YOUNGER THAN THAT WHILE DAKOTA JOHNSON IS ONLY 24 BUT DAKOTA JOHNSON LOOKS SO MUCH OLDER, BOTTOM LINE ALEXIS BLEDEL SHOULD BE THE LEAD AND DAKOTA JOHNSON SHOULD GET THE SUPPORTING ROLE...

378 days ago
48.

ChattyCathy    

Dakota needs replaced too! Alexis Bledel is the woman that should be playing Ana. Definitely NOT Dakota. She can play someone else but please not Ana. Alexis was made to play that part and if the director is smart she will take a look at her and relace her with Alexis and finally get it right!

378 days ago
49.

Sherms    

So, so bummed.

378 days ago
50.

Sonja    

Thank GOD!

378 days ago
51.

Laura    

I'm sorry... don't mean to offend BUT... he did NOT fit the part! The part should go to... a middle age man with dark hair and blue eyes!! Just saying...

378 days ago
52.

younglady    

Great for him. . With the snooze of a leading lady that was cast to play Anastasia it was obvious this "movie" was going to be an epic fail. Great career move.

378 days ago
53.

darkhorse91    

Yeah that's the reason. Not because a lot of women everywhere were complaining about him being Christian.

378 days ago
54.

tmzcommenter    

They should just cast an attractive unknown actor with dark hair and blue eyes. Those features are what Matt Bomer, Ian Somerhalder and Henry Cavill have in common.

378 days ago
55.

Darogr    

He dodged a bullet. The movie is going to be the biggest joke of the year, just wait. There is no way to translate that silliness to film without it being goofy. It's going to be Showgirls.

Good for him.

378 days ago
56.

Jules    

Cast Brad Pitt and throw away the key

378 days ago
57.

NOT ELMO    

ALEXIS BLEDEL IS A WIN / WIN BECAUSE SHE IS LATINA / HISPANIC BUT LOOKS 100% WHITE AND HER BLUE EYES CAN BE SEEN A MILE A WAY, THEY ARE SOMETHING ELSE.........BLEDEL NEEDS TO BE THE NEW LEAD

378 days ago
58.

NOT ELMO    

-THIS IS A MESSAGE FOR BEN AFFLECK, YOU NEED TO HAVE THE DECENCY TO QUIT, TO DROP OUT OF "MAN OF STEEL VS. THE DARK KNIGHT" JUST LIKE CHARLIE HUNNAM HAS DONE IN 50 SHADES....

378 days ago
59.

Shankopotomus    

Awesome...Now only if Ben Affleck were to have the same kind of intelligence to know when he's not wanted either and do the same, honorable thing! Hey, Warner Bros...doesn't the astounding box office success of "Runner Runner" have you rubbing your hands together and patting each other on the back - still - as you anticipate the Affleck Affect on "Superman/Batman"? LOL

378 days ago
60.

Faunmax    

It's too bad, I think he would have been a good fit for the role. Who wants a pretty man, you want someone who looks rugged. I've watched him on SOA and he's great. As for the film being porn, I don't think Sharon Stone did too bad after Basic Instinct and Brando made Last Tango in Paris. I wonder if this affects his co-star because they had such on screen chemistry?

378 days ago
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