"Sons of Anarchy"
Charlie Hunnam won't
play Christian Grey
after all. The actor has dropped out of the upcoming "Fifty Shades of Grey," according to a statement from Universal Pictures.
"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."
"Fifty Shades" author
tweeted, "I wish Charlie all the best." Hunnam currently stars on "Sons of Anarchy," which is in production on Season 6, with one more to follow in 2014. The
of the show were very supportive with Hunnam snagging the role initially.
is still attached to star as Anastasia Steele.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" is aiming for a 2014 release.