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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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kr    

this is the joke movie of the year. No good actor in their right mind would be in it

291 days ago
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mugadoon    

He's better off anyway. There's no way anyone is going to please the bored housewives who inexplicably enjoyed that horribly written book.

291 days ago
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cristy    

Charlye is hot !!!

291 days ago
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Sincerity    

I'm willing to bet a much more interesting project materialized on the horizon that better suited Charlie Hunnam's overall career goals. After all, Sons of Anarchy is paying his bills and there's no need of taking a role "he's simply not feeling" all that great about. The script probably wasn't that great to begin with which may have been another reason Charlie Hunnam bailed on this movie.

291 days ago
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Crabby    

I have not read the book but I have heard it is rather vulgar and misogynistic? So I am thinking that what actor...excluding older *has-beens* or newer unknowns would really want to be involved in a film that is pornographic in nature. I am sure that there are a lot of red hot competent actors who could bring the thing to life in a big way. I say to the producers *go big or go home*.The only way your film will work is if you hire top caliber well known beloved *big screen* actors who know how to bring the script to life. As an aside I have watched many huge expensive films this year starring A list actors (who are *over the hill...past their prime*) and they were flops!!!!!*The Great Gatsby* LOL WTF was that? *Gangster Squad* again WTF? SO maybe the producers should do their homework by watching and re-watching some successful classics like......Body Heat......Nine 1/2 weeks... Mr. and Mrs. Smith and so on to learn how to make an erotic movie that will sell. USE big name super attractive competent actors that people/the audience WANT to watch in an erotic role. Hiring rookies is stupid.....not that Charlie is a rookie......but if they want a hit they have to pander to the demographic that will pay to see it.Face it the two people they hired have the charisma of a wet dirty wash cloth:)

291 days ago
126.

demoncat    

should be interesting now to see what guy in hollywood is dare going to risk his career by taking the role in this film. though sadly fox may hire some reality tv star want to be for the role.

291 days ago
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Tracy    

stupidest thing h could have ever done. This movie will be very popular and he stands a chance at making a ton of mony on this and the sequels

291 days ago
128.

Willie    

I would like to see Nick Wechsler (Jack on Revenge) in the role of Christian - 50 Shades

290 days ago
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SusanCoyote    

Smart guy - this is gonna be the biggest bomb ever! Some fat, ugly chick writes a book about her fantasy man and we are all supposed to believe this could ever happen. Really? Anyone got a good look at that author? Yikes! Should have called it Fifty Shades of Doughnuts. Only bored, fat housewives find this book entertaining. What trash. Go get a real boyfriend!!!

290 days ago
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lalalalalalaa    

Well, I can't blame him after all the bad stuff people have been saying about him. 50 shades of grey will probably be a heap of crap anyway.

290 days ago
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