Following the news that Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey it’s now also been announced who will play the role of Christian Grey.
Charlie Hunnam has been long rumoured to be the actor in the running for the role and now E.L. James confirmed that he has been cast via her Twitter feed.
Hunnam recently starred in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and has appeared on TV a number of times, including roles in Sons of Anarchy, Undeclared and Queer as Folk.
He’s very much an up and coming actor with the potential to break out. Also, according to E.L. James he’s “gorgeous and talented”.
The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
— E L James (@E_L_James) September 2, 2013
As previously reported it would appear that the Fifty Shades film will be shooting this November, for release in the UK and America on the 1st of August 2014.