INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
By Riza Ornos | September 1, 2014 4:42 PM EST
Known as SAMCRO's president Jax Teller, "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam, is a top choice to play King Arthur in the upcoming six-series movie. Beating top contenders for the role including "Fifty Shades of Grey" replacement Jamie Dornan, Hunnam is close to signing the contract with director Guy Ritchie.
The sexy Irish actor reportedly returned the favour to Hunnam after scoring the role on E.L. James movie adaptation. Based on reports, Dornan removed himself out of the running for the epic movie as his scheduled clashed with his commitments with "Fifty Shades." Set to premiere on Valentine's Day 2015, the highly anticipated movie was dropped by the SOA star due his show's scheduling conflicts which is currently in its final season.
Poised to reprise his role as Raleigh Becket in Guillermo del Toro's summer hit sequel "Pacific Rim," the Newcastle-born actor is going to have a busy movie career after he wraps up "Sons of Anarchy." Playing one of the most iconic characters in film and English Literature, Hunnam is going to trade his Harley into an Excalibur.
"When you see Hunnam as Jax Teller leading the Sons into the final brutal revenge filled final season, I think you'll agree that he has all the intensity necessary to play King Arthur, and that this is a better post-Sons course for him than playing the S&M fetishist billionaire Christian Grey," Deadline's Mike Fleming Jr. exclusively reports. "A role that Sutter and I agreed is better suited to a newcomer than an established actor on the cusp of movie stardom."
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