News – Charlie Hunnam to Play Christian Grey
Author: Jake Peffer
For months now, we have been hearing rumors about who will be the leads in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. After much speculation, it has been confirmed that Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam will be playing the role of Christian Grey. It was also confirmed that Dakota Johnson (The Social Network) will be playing the role of Anastasia Steele opposite Hunnam.
In the book, Christian is a wealthy and successful businessman who takes an interest in the virginal Anastasia when she comes to his office to interview him for her college paper. He eventually lures Ana into the world of S&M. She falls hopelessly in love with him, but soon learns that Christian has a dark past that he hasn’t fully resolved.
Hunnam has proved to be a solid actor, providing great work not only on Sons of Anarchy but also in feature films as well — such as Pacific Rim, Children of Men, and Green Street Hooligans. It looks like Hunnam will be expanding to films more over the next few years with Sons of Anarchy more than likely ending after two more seasons, so it’s good to see him snatch up leading man roles like this one.
Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, do you think Charlie Hunnam will make a good Christian Grey, or do you think someone else should have been cast?