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Charlie Hunnam Quits Fifty Shades of Grey! 5 New Casting Suggestions

FX's "Sons Of Anarchy" Season 6 Premiere Screening - ArrivalsSorry ladies! Those of you who were looking forward to seeing Charlie Hunnam in the racy role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the uber-hit Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James will be very disappointed by this breaking news. The Sons of Anarchy star has quit the film!

“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 to the Hollywood Reporter.

Charlie Hunnam was to star with Dakota Johnson, who is still set to play Ana. So this brings us to a very important question: Who should be cast in the role of Christian Grey?

Here are five suggestions:

  • Ryan Gosling 1 of 5
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    Ryan Gosling would make a fabulous Christian Grey, but he would probably never take the job. Hey, a girl can dream, right?

  • Ian Somerhalder 2 of 5
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    Ian Somerhalder was one of the frontrunners for the role of Christian Grey, with many thinking that he would be a perfect fit. He once said to Andy Cohen of the gig: 

    "I think they have a very big job ahead of them, casting this role. So, I can't say anything other than, it's a very interesting story and whoever plays that role is going to have a lot of fun rehearsal time."

  • Alex Pettyfer 3 of 5
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    Another frontrunner during the first round of casting was actor Alex Pettyfer. It was even rumored that he shot racy screen tests for the role.

  • Matt Bomer 4 of 5
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    Fifty Shades of Grey fans were really enthusiastic to have Matt Bomer in the role of Christian Grey, so much so that they put together a Change.org petition to try to get him cast, with over 40,000 people signing it. And now Bomer fans have their second chance.

  • Alexandar Skarsgard 5 of 5
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    Alexandar Skarsgard expressed interest in the role of Christian Grey, saying that his role in True Blood would have prepared him for the job. But some say he may be a bit old for the gig.

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