Charlie Hunnam May Play King Arthur In Guy Ritchie’s New Film

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Now that Sons of Anarchy is ending after 7 seasons, it’s time for actor Charlie Hunnam to think about his next big project. As you may know, Hunnam decided to pass on playing Christian Grey in the big screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey so he’s in the market for another film project to take on. Today we learn that he is in final negotiations to play the lead role of King Arthur in a new film being directed by Guy Ritchie. If Ritchie has his way, there may be 6 movies in this new film franchise. Hmmm.

Going
into his seventh and final season as the prince of the motorcycle club
in Sons Of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam will next have the opportunity to
rise to king. Hunnam is director Guy Ritchie’s choice to play King
Arthur in the epic Warner Bros project hatched by Joby Harold and
intended to span six films. Harold wrote the first script and Akiva
Goldsman is producing through Weed Road with Harold and Tory Tunnell
through Safehouse Pictures, and Ritchie’s partner Lionel Wigram. Hunnam
is in final negotiations to play the man who pulls the sword from the
stone … The King Arthur saga has been a priority project in different
incarnations at Warner Bros for years. There was a different version
Ritchie was going to make based on a script by Trainspotting scribe John
Hodge; another that David Dobkin scripted (studio paid him $2 million)
and was going to direct, until the $130 million budget on Arthur &
Lancelot was deemed $20 million too high in a movie that was to topline
Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harington to play Arthur and Robocop’s Joel
Kinnaman to play Lancelot. Another attempt on that movie was made with
Colin Farrell as Arthur and Gary Oldman as Merlin, to no avail. Then
there was the new version of John Boorman’s excellent Excalibur that had
X-Men helmer Bryan Singer attached, and there was a Harry Potterseque
take developed by producer Donald De Line. Trust me. 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, a role that Sutter and I agreed is better suited to a newcomer
than an established actor on the cusp of movie stardom.

This is excellent casting. I agree, Hunnam was just not the right guy to star in Fifty Shades of Grey but I can see him as King Arthur. If this franchise does turn out to be 6 movies long, then I hope Charlie
thinks long and hard before he signs on the dotted line. Whatever the
case may be, I deffo hope this is a gig that he signs up for. Wouldn’t
you like to see Charlie Hunnam as king?

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