Charlie Hunnam, 'Jax', to play Christian Grey in 50 Shades movie

Charlie Hunnam, 'Jax', to play Christian Grey in 50 Shades movie

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 09: Actor Charlie Hunnam arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "Pacific Rim" at Dolby Theatre on July 9, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 2 at 2:54 PM

Author E. L. James announced on her Twitter page that Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the best-selling book 50 Shades of Grey.

Hunnam, 33, is best known as Jax, the lead character on the hit TV show Sons of Anarchy.

Anastasia Steele, the book's main character, will be portrayed by 23-year-old Dakota Johnson. Johnson is best known from her role on the Fox comedy Ben and Kate.

 

Fifty Shades of Grey will be released by Focus Features in North America on August 1, 2014.

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