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Billy Magnussen And More Added To Contenders List For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2013 6:29 PM
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Another day, a few more names being tossed onto the list for "Fifty Shades Of Grey," as Universal tries to figure out which young hunk is going to look best with their shirt off beside Dakota Johnson. We suppose acting ability could be important too, so who else is in the ever-growing mix?

Scott Eastwood Rumored To Be One Of Five Actors In Contention For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2013 2:33 PM
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Fifty Shades Of Grey Scott Eastwood
Is the field narrowing for Charlie Hunnam's replacement on "Fifty Shades of Grey"? According to EW, Universal employees are being told a decision is coming within a few weeks (though why this is being announced company wide seems a bit odd), which makes sense if the studio wants to reassure everyone the film won't face delays. And yet another name has joined the fray of contenders.

Rumor: 'The Borgias' Star Francois Arnaud Also In The Mix For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2013 10:21 PM
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Fifty Shades Of Grey Francois Arnaud
More like "Fifty Shades Of Rumors," amirite? After Charlie Hunnam's surprise exit from the whips 'n cuffs blockbuster, there has been as much speculation about the actor's departure, as there has been chatter about who will take his place. And now another name has joined the fray.

Charlie Hunnam Was Only Going To Make $125,000 For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' Gave Filmmakers Detailed Script Notes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2013 1:16 PM
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As Universal scrambles to keep "Fifty Shades Of Grey" on track after the shocking departure of Charlie Hunnam, and while fans of the "Twilight" fan fiction turned erotica bestseller continue to hit the interwebs with their various petitions and pleas for their fave replacements, behind-the-scenes details of what went down are emerging. And while Hunnam himself has yet to speak on the matter and the official studio line is that scheduling with "Sons Of Anarchy" got in the way, a more complicated picture is being painted. One that perhaps saw a mix of unease about the part, low pay and lack of creative input kiboshing Hunnam's interest.

Alexander Skarsgard & More In The Mix To Replace Charlie Hunnam In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 4:42 PM
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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, JAMIE DORNAN
Over the weekend the highly anticipated, big screen adaptation of your Aunt's favorite piece of erotica, "Fifty Shades Of Grey," hit a major bump in the road. Charlie Hunnam, slated to play Christian Grey, suddenly dropped out of the movie, citing an "immersive TV schedule" that wouldn't let him adequately prepare for the part. Immediately, suspicion was cast on the studio sanctioned reasoning—surely he was aware of his TV schedule? what kind of deep preparation does anyone need for this movie?—and naturally, today comes further rumors.

Charlie Hunnam Drops Out Of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • October 12, 2013 2:46 PM
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Breaking: "Pacific Rim" star Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of Focus/Universal's "Fifty Shades of Grey." The studio is citing a sort of scheduling conflict with his FX motorcycle club drama "Sons Of Anarchy," but it could be code for the already-coded "creative differences."

Anastasia Steele’s Mother For ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Found

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 7, 2013 7:17 PM
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Fifty Shades Of Grey Jennifer Ehle
While everyone will mostly be concerned with whatever is going on and being taken off between Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam in "Fifty Shades Of Grey," there will presumably be more than just sex scenes in the adaptation of the erotica hit. And some actors are being found for those parts of the movie.

Ryan Gosling, Garrett Hedlund & Shailene Woodley Among The Actors Who Passed On 'Fifty Shades'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2013 10:25 AM
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To an actor, a franchise is an attractive thing: it could mean years (maybe even decades) of solid, dependable work, with each subsequent installment usually incentivized to some degree and with the sense of community and family growing with each outing (many of the "Harry Potter" actors, both young and old, equated the experience to going back to school). In the mad scramble for big studio parts, a franchise is a sturdily proven gig. Which makes actors who pass on potential franchises somewhat baffling (remember when Josh Hartnett was repeatedly courted for Superman?)... Yet pass they do. While Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson ended up scoring the pivotal leads in "Fifty Shades of Grey," a number of Hollywood's elite passed on the project. Franchise schmanchise.

Bret Easton Ellis Said Robert Pattinson Was E.L. James' First Choice For 'Fifty Shades,' Plus See Pattinson's Unedited Dior Commercial

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2013 12:33 PM
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"American Psycho" author and "Canyons" screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis hasn't been coy about his feelings regarding E.L. James' bestselling "Fifty Shades of Grey," mostly in stream-of-conscious Twitter rants where he makes casting suggestions and volunteers himself for the role of the film's screenwriter (a job that already went to "Saving Mr. Banks" writer Kelly Marcel). Following the news of Charlie Hannam and Dakota Johnson in the highly anticipated sequel, Ellis has fired back with details from a conversation he had with James about who should star in the film (oh okay it's everyone's favorite sparkly vampire Robert Pattinson). Also, get a look at Pattinson's gorgeous Dior Homme fragrance commercial, directed by the great Romain Gavras.

It's Official: Dakota Johnson Is Anastasia Steele & Charlie Hunnam Is Christian Grey In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 2, 2013 11:31 AM
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There's a good Labor Day and S&M joke in here somewhere, but we're still getting coffee in our system so we'll let you figure that one out, but it looks like the restraints have been put around the first cast member for your Mom's mostly highly anticipated erotic drama ever, "Fifty Shades Of Grey."

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