Forget that Sons of Anarchy and Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam is too tall, too blonde and too British to play Christian Grey!
He’s sexy and that’s apparently all that matters when you’re casting 50 Shades.
Hunnam has been confirmed as the male lead in the erotic movie version of the bestselling book by middle-aged pervert E.L. James (I’m just jealous of her giant pile of $), after months of casting rumors mainly involving Ian Somerhalder and Robert Pattinson.
I really don’t wonder how he’ll do as a wealthy control freak abuse victim with a box full of ball gags because Fifty Shades of Grey is literally the stupidest, least tantalizing book I have ever read (still jealous).
His love interest, Anastasia Steele, will be played by Dakota Johnson. No one really cares about the female lead because men aren’t going to see this movie unless their wives or girlfriends make them, but it might have been wiser to cast someone with more star power. Just to ensure ticket sales.
Johnson is the daughter of Melanie Griffith. She was also in 21 Jump Street and The Social Network, but I saw both of those movies more than once and still have no idea who she played, which is not a great sign.