English actor Charlie Hunnam favorite for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' role?

Washington, August 21 (ANI): Speculations are rife that 'Sons of Anarchy' star Charlie Hunnam has been cast as the male protagonist Christian Grey, in a movie based on the best-selling erotic novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

Other early contenders for the role are believed to be 'Tron: Legacy' actor Garrett Hedlund and 'The Vampires Diaries' heart-throb Ian Somerhalder.

Meanwhile, the film project, which will hit the theaters in August 2014, would be helmed by British director Sam Taylor-Johnson. (ANI)