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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (2014): Charlie Hunnam cast as Christian Grey

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Charlie Hunnam cast in Fifty Shades Of Grey. The casting of Charlie Hunnam in Fifty Shades Of Grey (2014) answers the question of who will play the lead male role in the Sam Taylor-Johnson directed female. Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey in the film. The film is a book-to-film adaptation of E.L. Jamesnovel of the same name.

The official press release on Charlie Hunnam’s casting in Fifty Shades Of Grey:

Charlie Hunnam will star as Christian Grey, the lead male character in Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ highly anticipated film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” it was announced today. He joins Dakota Johnson, who will star opposite him as Anastasia Steele. The film, which will be released by Focus Features on August 1, 2014 in North America, is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the author of the #1 bestselling book on which the film is based. The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel. The announcement about Mr. Hunnam’s casting in Fifty Shades of Grey was made today by Ms. James.

Mr. Hunnam currently stars as a regular on the critically acclaimed FX series Sons of Anarchy. His feature film credits include Pacific Rim, Children of Men, Cold Mountain, and Nicholas Nickleby.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” has become a global phenomenon and the trilogy has been translated in 50 languages worldwide since its release. To date, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has sold over 70 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.

Universal and Focus acquired the rights to the three books in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy in March 2012. Focus Features will market and distribute the first film in partnership with Universal.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. Subsequent novels in the series, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” explore the couple’s deepening relationship.

On the people behind-the-scenes of Fifty Shades Of Grey:

produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside author E L James…Kelly Marcel wrote the script.

Production for the film is set to begin at the end of October of this year.

We have published the previous Fifty Shades of Grey articles:

Fifty Shades of Grey: Sam Taylor-Johnson Directing Film Adaptation

Movie / TV News: Fifty Shades of Grey, Snow White and the Huntsman 2

Fifty Shades of Grey (2014): Casting Decisions Post-Labor Day?

Fifty Shades of Grey (2014): Dakota Johnson cast as Anatasia Steele

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