A while back Charlie Hunnam signed on to play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey, but eventually passed on the opportunity due to creative differences, leaving fans and industry fold speculating whether he made the right decision or not. After the final season of Kurt Sutter’s Sons Of Anarchy, Hunnam is in pretty decent shape with a secured franchise over at Warner Bros and Legendary in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and he is also starring in del Toro’s Crimson Tide.
Now we have learned that Hunnam is Guy Ritchie’s choice to play the role of one of the most iconic characters in literature and movie history: King Arthur. It’s a better position to be in considering Fifty Shades Of Grey could well end up in the same category as the critically lambasted Showgirls.
Joby Harold devised the epic Warner Bros project and it is intended to span over six films (original report here). Harold wrote the first script and Akiva Goldsman is producing through Weed Road with Harold and Tory Tunnell through Safehouse Pictures and Ritchie’s partner Lionel Wigram. Hunnam is in final negotiations to play the man who pulls the sword from the stone.