Fifty Shades Of Skarsgard?
British television star Charlie Hunnam will not portray Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic novel by author E. L. James.
“The filmmakers of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey,” Universal Pictures said in a statement.
“Maybe this time they will get it right and get Skarsgard,” a fan of the book told FITS, referring to True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 37-year-old Swede is at the top of a list of contenders for the role – along with 31-year-old Irish actor Jamie Dornan.
Dakota Johnson – daughter of Miami Vice star Don Johnson and longtime Hollywood hottie Melanie Griffith – has been cast in the role of Anastasia Steele.
Fifty Shades of Grey – which explores bondage/ discipline, dominance/ submission, sadism/ masochism (BDSM) and other sexual proclivities in explicit detail – is the first book in a trilogy that has sold more than 70 million copies worldwide.