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Sons Of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam Will Be Pulling The Sword From The Stone In Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur

August 28th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

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.

Source: Deadline

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.