Many actors have been rumoured to play Christian Grey in the movie version of 30 Shades Of Grey. The last was Charlie Hunnam and now it’s been confirmed that he’s got the role. He’s also got a co-star, as Dakota Johnson will be Anastasia.
The film is set to be released on August 1, 2014 with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing from a script by Kelly Marcel, based on E.L. James’ bestselling book. The Fifty Shades trilogy has sold over 70 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.
Fifty Shades of Grey follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. Subsequent novels in the series, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, explore the couple’s deepening relationship. It’s been dubbed ‘mommy porn’ due to the endless scenes of fetish sex, but it’s not known how hardcore the film version will be. Hopefully though, the pic above will be the most clothed Hunnam is during the movie.
Johnson has been seen in the likes of 21 Jump Street, and The Five-Year Engagement, and also stars in the upcoming Need For Speed, while the British Hunnam is best known for Pacific Rim and the TV series Sons Of Anarchy.
Hopefully Brett Easton Ellis will approve. Despite being gay himself, he decided Matt Bomer was ‘too gay’ to play Christian Grey, but presumably he won’t mind Hunnam, even if he did get his first break playing Nathan in the UK’s Queer As Folk. Or perhaps Ellis can just shut up about the whole thing.