Charlie Hunnam Splits With 50 Shades
Search is on for a new whipper-cracker
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2013 10:28 AM CDT
Charlie Hunnam has pulled out of the "50 Shades of Grey" movie.   (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Warner Bros./AP Images)

(Newser) – Maybe the mournful howls about the 50 Shades of Grey cast were in fact heeded, because Charlie Hunnam will no longer portray Christian Grey in the movie version of the naughty EL James trilogy, reports People. The official reason behind the switch is not so much "Twitter haters," as "Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule, which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey," as per a Universal Pictures statement. But a search for the new Grey is on; People says it's unknown whether this will push back filming, which was set to begin next month. Paging Matt Bomer?

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Oct 14, 2013 1:08 AM CDT
cafilornia girlie boy nuff said.
Oct 13, 2013 1:17 PM CDT
And we wonder why this country is headed down the wrong path. People are more concerned over the casting choice of a movie than the state of the federal government. Who cares about the debt ceiling as long as your favorite choice gets that movie role.
Oct 13, 2013 10:37 AM CDT
Can all of this just go away please?