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Is British Actor/Model Jamie Dornan New Frontrunner for Christian Grey? | Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan, British Actor and Model, Is Favorite for Christian Grey: Report

Originally posted 10/16/2013 02:30PM

Is this the new shade of Grey?

Following the news that Charlie Hunnam, 33, backed out of playing Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, Universal Pictures and Focus Features apparently have their eyes set primarily on British TV star Jamie Dornan, 31, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The report says that fellow British actor Christian Cooke, 26, and Alexander Skarsgard, 37, of True Blood fame, are also in the running for the coveted erotic role.

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Charlie Hunnam Left Fifty Shades to Avoid Being Like Robert Pattinson: Source | Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam Left Fifty Shades to Avoid Being Like Robert Pattinson: Source

Originally posted 10/14/2013 04:30PM

The Twilight saga may have put Robert Pattinson on the map, but not all of Hollywood is looking for that type of attention.

Following the announcement that the Sons of Anarchy actor exited Fifty Shades of Grey on Saturday, a source tells PEOPLE it wasn't all because of his "immersive TV schedule," which Universal Pictures and Focus Features blamed for his departure.

"He dropped out of the project because he didn't want to be typecast," the source says. "He didn't want the Robert Pattinson-esque attention that would come along with taking on this role."

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No Fifty Shades? No Problem! Charlie Hunnam Serves as Best Man at Wedding | Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam Serves as Best Man at Friend's Wedding

Originally posted 10/13/2013 04:00PM

Charlie Hunnam doesn't seem too upset about exiting Fifty Shades of Grey.

The same day Universal Pictures and Focus Features released a joint statement that the Sons of Anarchy actor and the "filmmakers of Fifty Shades of Grey ... have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam's immersive TV schedule," he served as the best man in a friend's wedding.

Hunnam, 33, "seemed in really good spirits and spent time with his closest friends and his girlfriend," a source tells PEOPLE. He gave a sentimental toast and longtime girlfriend Morgana McNelis caught the bouquet.

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Charlie Hunnam Pulls Out of Fifty Shades of Grey, Role to Be Recast | Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam Pulls Out of Fifty Shades of Grey, Studio to Recast Role

Originally posted 10/12/2013 03:15PM

There's no shortage of risqué bondage in Fifty Shades of Grey but there seems to be one person producers had trouble tying down: their leading man.

Charlie Hunnam, who had been cast as Christian Grey in the high-profile movie adaptation of the steamy literary saga, has exited the project.

"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 and Focus Features said Saturday in a joint statement.

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Charlie Hunnam on Fifty Shades Chemistry – & What His Girlfriend Thinks | Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam on Fifty Shades Chemistry with Dakota Johnson – & What His Girlfriend Thinks

Originally posted 09/08/2013 04:00PM

Charlie Hunnam is ready to bring the erotically charged role of Christian Grey to life – especially after meeting his costar.

The Sons of Anarchy star was officially cast Monday – along with Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele – for the film adaptation of E L James's Fifty Shades of Grey.

Hunnam, 33, admits that after reading the book and meeting with the film's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, he was intrigued but needed more to seal the deal.

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Katie Couric's Romance Scores, While Fifty Shades Casting Angers | Charlie Hunnam, Dakota Johnson, Katie Couric

Katie Couric's Romance Scores, While Fifty Shades Casting Angers

Originally posted 09/07/2013 10:00AM

Who doesn't love a love story with a happy ending? Katie Couric provided one this week with news of her engagement, and readers lapped it up.

Conversely, fans saw red over who'll play the leads once Fifty Shades of Grey hits the screen.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions this week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and wow.

To tell us what you think of what's going on in the news, go to the icons appearing at the bottom of every story and click on the appropriate reaction.

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Matt Bomer 'So Grateful' Fans Wanted Him for Fifty Shades

Matt Bomer 'So Grateful' Fans Wanted Him for Fifty Shades of Grey

Originally posted 09/05/2013 11:50AM

Fifty Shades of Grey fans didn't exactly scream in ecstasy when they learned Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson were cast in the film version. So they took matters in their own hands.

Fans launched a Change.org petition begging producers to cast Matt Bomer as kinky-yet-sensitive billionaire Christian Grey and Alexis Bledel as Anastasia Steele.

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Charlie Hunnam: His 5 Biggest Roles – Before Christian Grey | Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam: His 5 Biggest Roles – Before Christian Grey

Originally posted 09/03/2013 12:30PM

Charlie Hunnam is getting ready to break out the handcuffs for his brand-spanking new role as Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey. But just who is the actor who will play the brooding billionaire alongside Dakota Johnson's Anastasia Steele?

Sons of Anarchy fans know (and love) him, but may not realize Hunnam, 33, has been appearing on screen for more than a decade.

Check out our picks for his best roles so far:

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Melanie Griffith Thrilled Her Daughter Dakota Johnson Will Be in 50 Shades

Melanie Griffith Thrilled Her Daughter Dakota Johnson Will Be in 50 Shades

Originally posted 09/03/2013 09:30AM

Melanie Griffith is 50 shades of delighted!

The actress spoke out Monday of her joy after author E L James revealed that Griffith and Don Johnson's daughter Dakota Johnson has been cast as Anastasia in the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey.

"My beautiful child Dakota has been chosen to play Anna Steele in 50 Shades," Griffith, 56, wrote on Twitter. "Look out world! Here she comes!!! #proudmama."

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It's Official: Dakota Johnson & Charlie Hunnam Cast in Fifty Shades

UpdatePosted 09/02/2013 03:00PM

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam Cast as Leads in Fifty Shades of Grey

Originally posted 09/02/2013 12:00PM

Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey have been waiting with bated breath to find out who would bring the erotic novel to life on the big screen.

Now, they know: On Monday, author E L James Tweeted, "I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey."

The daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, Johnson, 23, is a model-turned-actress who has been seen in The Social Network and the short-lived sitcom Ben and Kate.

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