Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:45:00 GMT | By IANS

Charlie Hunnam quits 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Actor Charlie Hunnam opts out of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' due to his busy TV schedule.


Charlie Hunnam quits 'Fifty Shades of Grey' (© AP)

London: Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of playing the male lead in the screen adaptation of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

The 33-year-old was supposed to play Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of E.L. James' novel, but because of his busy TV schedule, he had to turn down the role.

A replacement for Hunnam, who features in TV show 'Sons of Anarchy', is yet to be named.

Universal Pictures said Hunnam's withdrawal was a mutual decision, reports mirror.co.uk.

In a statement, the firm added that the time the actor had to prepare for the film had been limited by his television work.

To be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' will release in 2014.

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