55°
Sunny
TUE
 73°
 45°
WED
 74°
 53°
THU
 72°
 52°
FRI
 73°
 52°
SAT
 69°
 45°

Charlie Hunnam out as Christian Grey in '50 Shades of Grey'

It's an abrupt and embarrassing switch for a high-profile film. Fans of E L James' erotic best-seller are eagerly awaiting the movie adaptation, which will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Dakota Johnson remains in the co-starring role of Anastasia Steele. A replacement will be sought for Hunnam, who last month said he initially turned down the role.

When his casting was announced in September, many vented online that the "Pacific Rim" actor was ill suited to play the seductive billionaire. Producers Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca took to Twitter to defend the choice, maintaining their two leads had good chemistry together.

Representatives for Hunnam didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Saturday.

___

Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jake_coyle


© The Press Democrat |  Terms of Service |  Privacy Policy |  Jobs With Us |  RSS |  Advertising |  Sonoma Media Investments |  Place an Ad
Switch to our Mobile View