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

(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? (Read more Charlie Hunnam stories.)

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