'50 Shades of Grey' Movie Casts Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey (Sorry, Somerhalder Fans!)
It's a day of big announcements. First, Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James revealed that Dakota Johnson would be Anastasia Steele, and now via Twitter she's also confirmed that Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey. Hunnam, a 33-year-old British actor known for his role on the FX series Sons of Anarchy, will star as the billionaire businessman who's super into saying "baby" and, well, BDSM. The film is slated for an Aug. 1, 2014 release and now that Christian and Ana have been announced, the whole thing is finally starting to come together.
Thing is, though, now that the waiting is over, the complaining has just begun. As producer Dana Brunetti revealed in a radio interview last week, it was expected that any casting choice they made would be a let down to most fans. It's impossible to make everyone happy, and yeah, Ian Somerhalder loyalists are probably crying at their Labor Day picnics right now, but Hunnam and Johnson will be great. We hope.
Best part is, we probably won't have to wait that long to see Hunnam and Johnson as Christian and Ana. With the prolific fan-made trailers, we'll get to see if these two look good together on-screen in no time.
In the meantime, see the tweet with your very own eyes: