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Charlie Hunnam confirmed as Christian Grey in '50 Shades of Grey' movie

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Charlie Hunnam has been confirmed for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

The Pacific Rim star's casting was announced through author EL James's Twitter feed minutes after she revealed Dakota Johnson will be playing Anastasia Steele.

Charlie Hunnam at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Pacific Rim' held at the Dolby Theatre

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Charlie Hunnam

Fifty Shades of Grey

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"The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey," James wrote.

Actors ranging from Man of Steel's Henry Cavill to Ian Somerhalder have previously been linked with the role of Grey.

Hunnam recently starred in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim and is best known for his role in TV show Sons of Anarchy. He is also known in the UK for appearances in Byker Grove and Queer as Folk.

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Sam Taylor-Wood will direct Fifty Shades of Grey based on a script by Saving Mr Banks screenwriter Kelly Marcel.

Fifty Shades of Grey will be released on August 1, 2014 in US cinemas, with international details to be revealed soon.

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Is Charlie Hunnam the right choice to play Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?
Yes - I think he'll be great in the role38.29%
No - He isn't who I wanted for the part61.71%

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