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Charlie Hunnam Cast as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

Truth rating: 10

By Shari Weiss

(Focus/Universal)

Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey in the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

Universal Pictures and Focus Features confirmed the casting shortly after formally announcing Dakota Johnson will play the female lead, Anastasia Steele.

“The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey,” tweeted Fifty Shades author E L James.

Hunnam is best known for starring on the FX series, “Sons of Anarchy,” and most recently appeared in the movie Pacific Rim.

Casting the film adaptation of the best-selling erotic novel has been the subject of much speculation — and wrong rumors — for well over a year.

The movie, to be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, is set to be released on August 1, 2014.

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