Charlie Hunnam Was Only Gonna Get $125K For ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’
Charlie Hunnam Was Only Gonna Get $125K For ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

 

Because the book already has a built in audience and will probably be seen more than once in the theater by bored housewives and undersexed chicks (see: Magic Mike), you already know 50 Shades of Grey is gonna make a killing despite the fact that it sucks. The only way this wouldn't make back its entire budget in the first two weeks is if they cast Jennifer Aniston. So, it's kinda weird that they would give the star of the movie, Charlie Hunnam, only $125K. THR reports:

According to another source, Hunnam, who was to be paid about $125,000 for the film, began butting heads with the creative team, including Taylor-Johnson. The conflict reached a fever pitch in early October, though everyone involved thought the issues had been resolved. But the discord spiked again Oct. 11. Hunnam's team at CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners strongly advised him to stay on the project for fear that his exit would embarrass Langley — new to the chairman job — and burn a bridge with one of the major studios. That same day, Universal hired writer Patrick Marber — no stranger to taboo sex themes with his Oscar-nominated screenplay Notes on a Scandal — to do a polish and bolster the characters. But by then, Hunnam, whose heart it seems never was in the project, had decided to decamp. The next morning, the studio announced his departure, and James tweeted, "I wish Charlie all the best." Universal and CAA declined comment.

You can say $125K is a lot of money if you want, and you'd be right, but its all relative. A studio spends more on stilts for a Tom Cruise movie than they were gonna pay this dude for a movie adaptation of a book that has sold over 70 million copies. I assume Hunnam dropped out because there's a reason why it's called "selling out". $125K isn't selling out money. That's money Samuel L. Jackson would get for voicing a cartoon possum who owns a barbershop.

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Charlie Hunnam Pulled Out Of ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

Undersexed women around the world screamed into their vibrators this weekend when it was announced that Charlie Hunnam decided not to be Christian Grey in the film adaption of the ridiculously tame and corny "S&M" novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, that was written by a woman who looks like this. I'm sure she wrote from experience. Anway, you chicks are getting a new Christian. Deadline reports:

Well, here’s a surprise. Universal is going to have to look harder to find its S&M minded zillionaire Christian Grey because Sons Of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has exited the role he only just got. He was set early last month to star in what is expected to be at least three movies based on the EL James novel trilogy Fifty Shades Of Grey. The studio issued this statement: “The filmmakers of Fifty Shades Of Grey and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey.”

This of course is bullshit, because if you're contracted to do a television show and you agree to do a movie, the schedule thing has already been figured out. So basically, Hunnam signed the contract then went back to the SOA set, and everybody was like, "Wait, you did what now?". Then everybody laughed and laughed and Hunnam cried in his trailer then Googled a picture of Dakota Johnson then stopped crying because, whoa, dodged that bullet. Then he went outside where everybody was still laughing and he told them to stop because even though he wants to be a movie star, he doesn't want to be one like this then he mentioned Dakota Johnson and everybody said, "LOL I know!", then they all laughed and decided to go for a bike ride but one of the actors crashed because they're not real bikers they just play pretend and he hurt his leg then everyone got sad again and told their assistants their three sentence Starbucks orders then went to makeup to glue on their beards. The end.

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Your Christian Grey Is Named Charlie

I've never watched Sons Of Anarchy nor have I ever read 50 Shades Of Grey, because a show about white dudes on motorcycles and novels for undersexed chicks really aren't my thing, but those two worlds have collided, because Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Christian Grey. I hear they wanted Robert Pattinson for the role at first, but they decided it woould be better to cast a man. Also, Don Johnson's daughter is playing the chick secretary role of "Anastasia Steele" (seriously?). Based on Twitter, this really wasn't the greatest of choices, women will pay for this movie's budget on opneing weekend, so it really doesn't matter. I'm more worried about Don Johnson right now. This whole no white after labor day must be pretty tough on him.

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