Excellent news folks, British actor Charlie Hunnam is set to star in the highly-anticipated adaptation of British novelist EL James‘’Fifty Shades of Grey‘!
The casting bombshell that the ’Sons of Anarchy‘ hunk will play Grey was dropped moments after announcing Dakota Johnson as the lead actress, when Johnson took to social media, tweeting: “The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Hunnam’s film credits include Pacific Rim, Children of Men, Cold Mountain, Nicholas Nickelby and Green Street Hooligans.
The announcement rounds out the major casting for the red-hot project, which is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside author James. Kelly Marcel wrote the screenplay.
A huge bestseller, Fifty Shades is an erotic romance novel which details college student Anastasia Steele’s racy relationship with the 27-year-old billionaire, Grey. The movie is scheduled for release by Focus Features on Aug. 1, 2014, in North America.
Hot stuff, I say!
‘Sons of Anarchy‘ returns for its sixth season on Sept. 10th.