Just moments after it was announced that Dakota Johnson will be playing the role of Anastasia Steele, it has been confirmed that Sons of Anarchy star, Charlie Hunnam, has been cast to play the lead role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey.
It has been rumoured that Hunnam would play the role for the last few weeks, though it was made official this morning. Hunnam recently starred the Guillermo Del Toro-directed Sci-Fi hit Pacific Rim. In the original novel, Grey is the young, wealthy tycoon that favors the dominant roles of an S&M relationships. He then meets the young and beautiful college graduate Anastasia Steele.
Recent fans of the British-born actor know him for his role of Jax Teller in Kurt Sutter’s Sons Of Anarchy. He was also known for his roles in ‘Cold Mountain’, ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ and ‘Abandoned’ when he was younger. The film is scheduled to be released in 2014 and will be under Universal Pictures.