After casting the two leads in the movie version of the popular book series not featuring post-apocalyptic dystopia or child wizards (although, post-apocalyptic sex and wand jokes are sure to continue in popularity, one of those leads has dropped out.
Only a month after being cast Charlie Hunnam has decided that he doesn’t want to be in the movie that will basically be softcore, Red Shoe Diaries-style pornography.
The "reason?" A shooting-schedule conflict with his FX series, Sons of Anarchy.
The real reason? Hunnam didn’t want to deal with the 50 Shades trolls. I mean, who would want to? They just don’t respect the feelings of hot dudes.
He hasn’t even shot a single scene and the paparazzi’s been camped outside the Sons of Anarchy set. He hasn’t shot a single scene and there are petitions online to get someone besides Hunnam to play Christian Grey.
Because the reason people want to see this movie, the reason people are incensed by the casting, is that they are obsessives who want to watch the people they find most attractive fake hump.
Apparently Charlie Hunnam, who is very attractive and has a body carved by Greek sculptors, just isn’t "I want to watch you have sex" hot.
But it’s for the best that Charlie has left the project. He’ll be safe from the messageboard barbs and potential whippings (not fun sexual ones) from fans who never wanted to see his perfect, naked body anyway.
Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith’s daughter, Dakota Johnson, is still cast as ingénue Anastasia Steele. She is still totally into the whole losing her virginity to a rich, emotionally broken dude who has an excessive amount of expensive office furniture. And BDSM stuff.