PHOTOS: Jamie Dornan, From Model to “Fifty Shades” Dakota Johnson will co-star as Anastasia Steele, with Sam Taylor-Johnson on board to direct. The project was hit with a huge curveball when Hunnam departed after being attached for just a month.Universal said Hunnam’s exit was due to scheduling issues with “Sons of Anarchy” and upcoming movie “Crimson Peak,” but some sources said battles over a rewrite and the actor’s doubts about the role may have played a part in his decision.Whether you find yourself stumbling into a drama or a comedy, you're going to jump on whatever you can. When I moved to New York, I was as enthusiastic about the possibility of doing what Im doing now as I was about the possibility of becoming Al Pacino or something. His father is of Italian and Irish ancestry, and his mother has English, with remote Irish and Welsh, roots.Much of his mother's family has lived in the United States, especially in New England, since the 1600s.PHOTOS: Christian Grey Casting: A Timeline When Hunnam exited, U and Focus execs decided to go for more of a discovery and brought in Dornan and Billy Magnussen to test with Johnson last Friday. Though the studio considered bringing in more actors to test, as of Wednesday morning sources said no one else had been brought in.
Hunnam sported a black helmet with dark shades and a backpack as he ran errands in a casual outfit.
We got on really well.' This comes after the film has flopped at the box office so far, bringing in just .7 million in the US during its opening weekend.
And plans for further sequels to Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword are now 'dead', sources say.
Universal will now work quickly to land thesps for the remaining supporting roles that include Steele’s roommate Kate, a role for which U had already been testing actresses prior to Hunnam’s exit.
Michael De Luca is on to produce the adaptation of E.
Charlie joked that most of the cast and crew turned into 'little girls' at a Justin Bieber concert, fawning over Beckham in an embarrassing fashion.